For your own safety, you MUST evacuate when ordered to do so. This includes both activation of an audible/visible fire alarm and/or verbal orders from emergency response personnel.
In advance, each occupant should:
- Understand the evacuation plan for each building occupied, see evacuation maps for each building.
- Recognize the sound of the fire alarm.
- Know at least two ways out of the building from your regular workspace or classroom.
When you hear the fire alarm or are verbally told to evacuate the building:
- Remain calm.
- Evacuate the building.
- As you exit, quickly check nearby restrooms and storage rooms for occupants who may not have heard the evacuation signal.
- If requested, assist persons with disabilities who appear to need direction or assistance.
- Take with you essential personal items ONLY. Do not attempt to take large or heavy objects.
- Shut all doors behind you. Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke and water.
- Proceed as quickly as possible, but in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove. Hold handrails when you are walking on stairs.
- Once out of the building, move away at least 300 feet from the structure or as instructed by emergency response personnel.
- Do not leave the evacuation area unless directed to do so by emergency response personnel.
- Provide emergency response personnel information about anyone who may need assistance.
Disabled person’s evacuation procedure:
- Evacuate out the NEAREST SAFE exit.
- Prepare in advance by communicating assistance or direction needed to faculty and staff.
- Know the location of safe zone areas which are designated as temporary shelters.