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:

  1. Remain calm.
  2. Evacuate the building.
  3. As you exit, quickly check nearby restrooms and storage rooms for occupants who may not have heard the evacuation signal.
  4. If requested, assist persons with disabilities who appear to need direction or assistance.
  5. Take with you essential personal items ONLY. Do not attempt to take large or heavy objects.
  6. Shut all doors behind you. Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke and water.
  7. Proceed as quickly as possible, but in an orderly manner. Do not push or shove. Hold handrails when you are walking on stairs.
  8. Once out of the building, move away at least 300 feet from the structure or as instructed by emergency response personnel.
  9. Do not leave the evacuation area unless directed to do so by emergency response personnel.
  10. Provide emergency response personnel information about anyone who may need assistance.

Disabled person’s evacuation procedure:

  1. Evacuate out the NEAREST SAFE exit.
  2. Prepare in advance by communicating assistance or direction needed to faculty and staff.
  3. Know the location of safe zone areas which are designated as temporary shelters.