Evacuation Procedures

Evacuation Procedures

Evacuate building using the nearest exit; or alternate exit if nearest exit is blocked or unsafe.

  • Secure any hazardous materials or equipment before leaving.
  • Provide assistance to persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Evacuate at least 250 feet from buildings.
  • Designate an evacuation assembly point.

DO NOT re-enter the building until an all clear is given by Campus Security.

General Building Evacuation
If a building evacuation occurs, every department should have a specific pre-determined area where employees, students, and visitors should meet to check in with the building captain and supervisor. The Office of Campus Security or other emergency response personnel should be notified of missing persons so that a search can be made. Some emergency may require building evacuation In this event:

1. Fire alarms, verbal notice, email or telephone contact will USUALLY be used to sound the evacuation.

2. Safely stop your work. Remain calm and orderly.

3. Gather your personal belongings quickly since it may be hours before you are allowed back into the building.

4. Seek out and give assistance to disabled or injured people in the area.

5. If safe to do so, close doors and windows, but do not lock them.

6. Never block stairwell doors.

7. If time permits, turn off the power to all electrical equipment.

8. Walk quickly, but do not run to the nearest safe exit via the stairway. NEVER USE ELEVATORS.

9. Follow instructions from building captains, Campus Security or other properly identified emergency personnel.

10. Go to your pre-determined Emergency Assembly Area and report to your supervisor so an account for everyone can be initiated.

11. Keep all roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.

12. NEVER RE-ENTER ANY BUILDING until instructed to do so by Campus Security or other properly identified emergency personnel.

Emergency Evacuation of Persons With Limited Mobility and Special Needs
If you have a person with special needs, know your limitations in assisting this individual. Ask questions about their condition or conditions so you can better evaluate your ability for removing the person from the area of emergency. Ask for assistance if needed.