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Building Evacuation

Fire Department: 911

Police:

Emergencies: 7-7000
Non-Emergencies: 7-3010

Building Evacuation Check List

  1. Leave the building immediately when an alarm sounds.
  2. Call 911 to report the alarm.
  3. Do not re-enter the building until fire or police personnel give permission to do so.

More Details

  1. Some emergencies require the evacuation of buildings. Evacuation will be signaled by a sounding of the fire alarm system in the building.
  2. If a building is to be evacuated, all personnel should move at least 300 feet from the building. Exits are marked in all buildings. Never use an elevator to exit a building. Once the building has been evacuated, no person will be permitted to re-enter the building until approval has been given by authorized personnel.

Classroom / Lab Instructor Responsibilities

  1. Select one or two students to lead the class safely out of the building.
  2. Assign two individuals for each student with disabilities to assist in their safe evacuation from the building.
  3. Check any adjoining areas, such as restrooms or supposedly vacant classrooms, to be sure that everyone is notified to vacate the building.
  4. The instructor, student(s) with disabilities, and students assisting these persons should be the last individuals evacuated from the building.
  5. Make sure that all persons are at least 300 feet from the building.
  6. Check to see that there is no one missing. If someone is unaccounted for, the authorities on the scene should be advised immediately.

Individuals With Disabilities

  1. Students, staff, and visitors who are blind should be assisted through hallways and down stairways along designated evacuation routes.
  2. Wheelchair bound persons should follow designated evacuation routes on the ground floor and exit the building. If not on the ground floor, wheel to the nearest fire escape or stairway door. Rescue personnel will search these areas first and help individuals with disabilities evacuate the building.