Knox Jazz Ensemble performs at the annual Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival.

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Fire Drills


John Schlaf

Director of Campus Safety

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



East entry to Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

The Galesburg Fire Department, in conjunction with the Knox College Student Life and Campus Safety Departments, conducts fire drill exercises in each of residential units on the Knox College Campus (generally approximately 45 drills annually). During the drills, the alarms are sounded and Galesburg Fire Department and College staff monitor the evacuation process. Staff then inspect every residence hall room to verify all students have exited the buildings. Students are instructed to congregate at the evacuation sites as instructed in the emergency preparedness plan and/or discussed during initial suite meetings. Students not leaving the buildings during a fire alarm or during a drill are referred to the Office of Student Development for appropriate sanctions.