Emergency Phone System Expanded at Ohio State
Published on October 08, 1993
EMERGENCY PHONE SYSTEM EXPANDED AT OHIO STATE COLUMBUS -- Three new and improved telephones have been added this autumn to The Ohio State University's network of emergency telephones across the Columbus campus. The three new phones raise the number of locations to 34. The goal is to eventually have the phones at all campus bus stops. The network of emergency phones has served Ohio State for more than 20 years. Each phone is connected directly to University Police and is identified at night by a bright bluish light. The new phones are more visible, easier to operate by pushing a button rather than lifing a receiver, and have braille signage next to the button. In addition, when the button is pushed, a light flashes atop the telephone stand. The new phones will be evaluated for further use as the network is expanded and as replacement for the older telephones. The new phones are located at the southeast corner of the Ohio Union Parking Ramp, at the Drake Union, and at the Drake Union bus stop on the east side of Cannon Drive. Installation of the phones was a joint effort of University Police, Transportation, Division of Traffic and Parking and the Office of Physical Facilities. The project was coordinated by the Office of Business and Administration. # Contact: Ronald A. Michalec, deputy police chief, at 292-3590 and Gregory T. Ashe, director of telephone services, at 292-8845. [Submitted by: REIDV (firstname.lastname@example.org) Fri, 08 Oct 93 12:31:40 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.