1. In the event of an emergency that requires evacuation of the building (such as a fire, significant toxic gas release, explosion, etc.), first:

Rescue: Try to rescue any personnel in immediate danger if it does not put you in imminent danger.

Alarm: Pull the building fire alarm or call 9-911. All of the fire alarm pull stations are labeled. If you talk with a 911 operator, state your name, address, and nature of the problem. Speak slowly and clearly. Wait for the dispatcher to hang up.

Confine: Close all doors, windows, and other openings that would aid in the spread of fire or toxic fumes.

Evacuate: Evacuate the building.

2. When evacuating the building, leave by the nearest staircase. DO NOT use the elevators unless under police or fire department supervision. Floor plans are posted at various areas around the building for route of quickest egress. They are also on our web site.

3. Assemble at least 100 feet away from the building for a head count by conducted by your local Fire Marshal. Quickly identify any individuals whom you suspect might still be in the building and alert fire or police department personnel.

4. Disabled Occupants - If a disabled occupant is unable to exit the building unassisted, the Fire Marshal must notify the emergency response personnel of the person's location. Transporting of disabled individuals up or down stairwells should be avoided until emergency response personnel have arrived. Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist in the immediate area occupied by a non-ambulatory or disabled person, relocation of the individual should be limited to a safe area on the same floor, in close proximity to an evacuation stairwell.

Emergency Procedures for Teaching Faculty

The EH&S; Generic Emergency Evacuation Plan

Last Updated: 16 October, 2001

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