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Building Evacuation

When ordered to evacuate or when alarms are activated, ALWAYS LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.

 Unless ordered otherwise by officials, designated Building Coordinators and/or alternates and assistants (identified with red armbands) shall direct and ensure, to the extent practical, that a safe personnel evacuation is conducted.  Treat all alarms as warning of an actual emergency situation.

 All department heads, faculty, managers and supervisors must help direct employees, students, visitors and each other to obey evacuation instructions of emergency response personnel and/or the Building Coordinators.

 Building Coordinators and/or alternates and assistants shall notify emergency personnel immediately upon their arrival at the scene concerning the status of the evacuation, the exact location of any injured or trapped persons, those waiting in designated Areas for Evacuation Assistance, any others who may be anywhere in the building, and any other relevant information on the emergency situation.

Exit quickly and calmly using nearest emergency escape routes and marked exits and proceed to Safe Assembly Locations. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS!

 Do not attempt to use elevators during an emergency.  Elevators are called to the first floor when the fire alarm system is activated.  Use only stairways in an evacuation.

 Use clear, safe escape routes and exits and proceed to the nearest outside Safe Assembly Location shown on this building’s posted evacuation map, or to a location ordered by emergency response personnel.  Do not return to an evacuated building until directed by University officials.

 If possible, take your coat and keys but do not take time to go to lockers or offices for personal possessions.

 Where applicable and if possible and safe, turn off laboratory gases, exhaust fans, and close doors/windows as you exit.

Assist persons requiring evacuation assistance to get to designated Areas for Evacuation Assistance.  Be alert for trapped, injured, or other persons requiring assistance.

 Transporting of individuals requiring evacuation assistance up or down stairwells shall be avoided until emergency response personnel have arrived.  Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist, relocation of these individuals shall be limited to the designated Areas for Evacuation Assistance.

 Notify emergency personnel immediately upon their arrival of the exact location of any injured or trapped persons, those waiting in designated Areas for Evacuation Assistance, and any others who may be anywhere in the building.