Today at my school the fire alarms went off, we had a mass evacuation, and firetrucks came from the opposite end of town, which is about 10-15 miles away. We stayed outside for about half an hour. Later did I find out that a dimmer in the rack had started smoking and had internally caught fire. Some blame it on the german class that was preparing for their play, and should not have been touching the dimmer rack. On another note, our school department's technical equipment is monopolized by a company who "specializes" in theatre equipment [notice the quotes]. In fact we've had numerous problems with their terribly installed system. It was terribly wired, as we've had problems with the houselights kicking on and not turning off.