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In Case of a Building Evacuation


Evacuation is required any time a condition exists which would require evacuation, when the fire alarm sounds, when an evacuation announcement is made, or a University official orders you to evacuate.



Know in advance where your designated evacuation point is; this is where you will gather after having exited the building.



Listen to instructions from your evacuation coordinator.



When the building alarm sounds or an evacuation signal is given: Remain calm and exit the room.



Quickly shut down any hazardous operations or processes and render them safe, if it is possible to do so. If an unsafe situation exists that will not allow a shutdown before evacuating, report this to the Evacuation Coordinator. (Designated by you and your staff.)


  • Take jackets or other clothing needed for protection from the weather.
  • Close windows and doors, but do not lock doors as you leave.
  • Leave room lights on.
  • If you are away from your room when the alarm sounds you should exit the building immediately and not return to the room. If an unsafe situation exists in your room, report this to the Evacuation Coordinator.
  • Notify others in the area of the alarm if they did not hear it.
  • Instructors must ensure all students evacuate.
  • Exit the building via the nearest safe exit route. Walk; do not run. Never open doors that feel hot to the touch or attempt to travel through smoke-filled or hazardous areas. Use a different exit.
  • Do not use elevators to exit.
  • Report to the designated evacuation point and Evacuation Coordinator.
  • Wait at evacuation point for directions.
  • Do not reenter the building until emergency staff gives the "all clear" signal.