Evacuation Procedures The following evacuation procedures are presented as general guidelines. Each building and work area should establish procedures specific to the facility to ensure safe evacuation of students, employees, and visitors.1. WHEN TO EVACUATE In the event of fire alarm, complete evacuation of the building will be IMMEDIATE AND MANDATORY. For other emergencies that may require partial or total evacuation, Security, or other responsible authority, will notify you. The method of NOTIFICATION of an evacuation will be identified and included in the evacuation plan. 2. EVACUATION ROUTES Primary evacuation routes for each floor of each building will be the nearest safe stairwells or hallway. Elevators should not be used for evacuation (may become inoperative / smoke hazard may develop). All occupants should be familiar with the evacuation routes, which are posted on each floor. Evacuees should meet at designated area for accounting. "Assembly points" to be used during an evacuation will be identified and included in the facility evacuation plan. "Assembly points" must be 200 feet from the building and fire fighting equipment. They should be upwind as much as possible. 3. TOTAL EVACUATION If a condition exists that requires total evacuation of the building, the fire alarm should be used for notification. In buildings without a standard fire alarm system, a voice alert/or PA system will be used to alert occupants.4. METHOD OF EVACUATION Evacuation should begin with those persons not requiring assistance. This avoids the possibility of the disabled being injured. Position persons with disabilities near the stairwell farthest from danger. If possible, designate one person to stay with disabled and another to notify emergency responders of their location. Elevators will not be used during an emergency evacuation. Flashlights or emergency lighting will be useful in case of electrical power failure. Occupants will proceed to the nearest stairwell in an orderly manner, staying to the right side of the stairs and exiting the building on the ground floor. Close office doors and windows as you leave. Occupants should be informed to take personal items only if there is time. Occupants should remain quiet in the evacuation process in order to hear directions. 5. BOMB THREAT EVACUATION If the evacuation is due to a bomb threat, be alert to make a note of any unusual packages that may be in or near your office area. Do not touch the package but report it to authorities immediately. See SECTION VIII of the Safety Manual (or page 17 of this guide): Bomb Threat Procedures. 6. CONDUCT FOLLOWING EVACUATION DO NOT PANIC. Once in the safe area, stay visible. Occupants not accounted for will assumed to be missing and requiring fire fighters rescue. Occupants will proceed to the area outside identified for assembly as warranted by existing conditions. All personnel should follow instruction given by those in charge. Do not return to an evacuated building unless authorities give "ALL CLEAR" designation. Instructors and supervisors should make an accounting of occupants from their respective areas. 7. EVACUATION PLANS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES See Section V in the Safety Manual at each site for site-specific plan. Develop at each campus / building to meet specific conditions and existing needs placed in "Addendum." "Areas of Refuge" identified. Faculty / staff are responsible for aiding disabled persons.