- 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 need to 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 Lake Campus
- Leaving by vehicle: Follow the flow of traffic and as directed by law enforcement personnel.
- Leaving by foot: Exit the campus by the most direct route and away from danger. If someone is picking you up, use an off-campus location as a meeting place unless otherwise instructed.