The building fire alarm is typically used as the signal to evacuate a building. When the alarm sounds, move quickly and safely to the nearest exit. If time permits shut down any procedure that may be hazardous if left unattended, and close the doors and windows. Do not use elevators to evacuate during an emergency.
Assist any disabled people located within the building. If a disabled individual requires assistance to evacuate, proceed with that person to the nearest fire stairway or Safe Haven and wait inside, with the doors closed, until rescue personnel arrive to assist with the evacuation. Instruct another person to immediately notify rescue workers of the exact location of the disabled individual. Fire stairways designated as Safe Havens provide the capability of communicating the location of the disabled person(s) requiring assistance to the Public Safety Department.
Safe Haven Evacuation Areas
The following buildings are equipped with Safe Havens:
- Bartley Hall – Center Fire Tower (all levels)
- CEER Building – Main Entrance (2nd level)
- Falvey Library – North Fire Tower (all levels)
- Kennedy Hall – West Fire Tower (2nd level)
- Mendel Hall – Center Fire Tower (all levels)
- St. Augustine Center – East Fire Tower (all levels)
- Technical Services Building
After evacuating the building all evacuees should report to a pre-determined assembly area (embed link to assembly areas), or to an assembly area designated by the Public Safety Department. Attempt to account for those who were with you, and report any individual known or presumed to be missing to a Public Safety Officer or other emergency responder.
If the nature of the emergency dictates that an area of the campus be evacuated, the evacuation will be accomplished as follows:
- Main Campus evacuate to West Campus
- South Campus, West Campus, Administrative Buildings on Lancaster Pike, and the Athletic Complex evacuate to Main Campus