- You may need to evacuate a building or the campus at any time. In general, you should:
- Know your surroundings – identify your primary and secondary building exit locations.
- Become familiar with your office or department emergency plan, if one has been developed.
- Understand your role during a building or campus evacuation.
Evacuating a Building
- Remain Calm.
- Complete assigned tasks, if any, relative to your department evacuation plan.
- If possible, perform critical staff functions before leaving (e.g., locking cash drawers, turning heat sources off, securing computers). (See Performing Critical Operations).
- Take your personal belongings with you.
- Exit the building by the most direct route that avoids danger.
- Inform others along the way.
- Assist visitors and, if needed, people with special needs.
- In the event of a fire alarm, DO NOT use elevators unless instructed to do so by emergency response personnel.
- Move at least 300 feet away from the building.
- Make your way to the predetermined assembly point for your class, office, or department.
- DO NOT re-enter the building until an all clear is given.
Muster and Head Count
- Individuals in leadership positions should account for students, faculty, staff, and visitors that were under their immediate supervision at the time of the evacuation. Those positions may include:
- Faculty or instructors in the classroom
- Laboratory supervisors and staff
- Directors and office managers
- Shift and area supervisors
- Camp counselors
- Inform the individual in leadership if you suspect someone did not exit the building. The individual in leadership should inform emergency response personnel of the person’s last known whereabouts.
Evacuating the Dayton Campus
Depending on the incident, established evacuation plans and routes may be changed to keep you safe and out of harms way. If a campus evacuation is ordered, stay informed and listen or watch for evacuation instructions that will be provided to you through various emergency notification methods.