• Evacuation Procedures

     The following evacuation procedures are presented as general guidelines. Each building and work area should establish procedures specific to the facility to ensure safe evacuation of students, employees, and visitors.


    1.  WHEN TO EVACUATE

         In the event of fire alarm, complete evacuation of the building will be
         IMMEDIATE AND MANDATORY.
         For other emergencies that may require partial or total evacuation,
         Security, or other responsible authority, will notify you.
         The method of NOTIFICATION of an evacuation will be identified and included
         in the evacuation plan.


    2.  EVACUATION ROUTES

         Primary evacuation routes for each floor of each building will be the
         nearest safe stairwells or hallway.
         Elevators should not be used for evacuation (may become inoperative / smoke
         hazard may develop).
         All occupants should be familiar with the evacuation routes, which are
         posted on each floor.
         Evacuees should meet at designated area for accounting.
         "Assembly points" to be used during an evacuation will be identified and
         included in the facility evacuation plan. "Assembly points" must be 200
         feet from the building and fire fighting equipment. They should be upwind
         as much as possible.


    3.  TOTAL EVACUATION

         If a condition exists that requires total evacuation of the building, the
         fire alarm should be used for notification.
         In buildings without a standard fire alarm system, a voice alert/or PA
         system will be used to alert occupants.


    4.  METHOD OF EVACUATION

         Evacuation should begin with those persons not requiring assistance. This
         avoids the possibility of the disabled being injured.
         Position persons with disabilities near the stairwell farthest from danger.
         If possible, designate one person to stay with disabled and another to
         notify emergency responders of their location.
         Elevators will not be used during an emergency evacuation.
         Flashlights or emergency lighting will be useful in case of electrical
         power failure.
         Occupants will proceed to the nearest stairwell in an orderly manner,
         staying to the right side of the stairs and exiting the building on the
         ground floor.
         Close office doors and windows as you leave.
         Occupants should be informed to take personal items only if there is time.
         Occupants should remain quiet in the evacuation process in order to hear
         directions.


    5.  BOMB THREAT EVACUATION

         If the evacuation is due to a bomb threat, be alert to make a note of any
         unusual packages that may be in or near your office area.
         Do not touch the package but report it to authorities immediately.
         See SECTION VIII of the Safety Manual (or page 17 of this guide): Bomb
         Threat Procedures.


    6.  CONDUCT FOLLOWING EVACUATION

         DO NOT PANIC.
         Once in the safe area, stay visible.
         Occupants not accounted for will assumed to be missing and requiring fire
         fighters rescue.
         Occupants will proceed to the area outside identified for assembly as
         warranted by existing conditions.
         All personnel should follow instruction given by those in charge.
         Do not return to an evacuated building unless authorities give "ALL CLEAR"
         designation.
         Instructors and supervisors should make an accounting of occupants from
         their respective areas.


    7.  EVACUATION PLANS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

         See Section V in the Safety Manual at each site for site-specific plan.
         Develop at each campus / building to meet specific conditions and existing
         needs placed in "Addendum."
         "Areas of Refuge" identified.
         Faculty / staff are responsible for aiding disabled persons.