|Document Title||Campus Building Evacuation Policy|
|Office/Unit||Environmental Health & Safety|
November 27, 2012
November 27, 2012
|Revision History||(Unclear if date was approval date or draft date)|
All fire alarms are to be taken seriously, especially in this time of heightened security awareness and the potential need to evacuate a building for other reasons. Evacuation of the facility is mandatory until the signal to re-enter has been given by an authorized campus designee. The following procedures are to be followed any time a fire alarm sounds – a loud bell, voice command by campus authorities or horn.
All faculty members should immediately evacuate students from classroom upon activation of the fire alarm. It is imperative that all faculty follow this procedure to ensure a complete evacuation of the building.
All students are required to evacuate the building immediately and go to their primary meeting location.
All employees must evacuate the building and go to designated assembly area. SEE ENCLOSED LIST OF ASSEMBLY AREAS.
* Be advised – it is a requirement of the New York State Office of Fire Protection and Control and New York State Law that all occupants evacuate the building once a fire alarm is activated, whether it is a drill or not. Failure to evacuate will result in appropriate disciplinary action.
DESIGNATED ASSEMBLY AREA PLEASE SEE ENCLOSURE FOR LIST OF AREAS
Once outside, please stay at a minimum of 50 feet away from the building. In addition, those who are away from their respective group, at time of evacuation, should make their way to the designated assembly area if safe to do so. It is important to know that everyone is out of the building and to ensure that everyone is accounted for. We are all responsible to provide for a safe learning environment – please take a few minutes with your floor, your department, or your class to review the primary and secondary assembly area for your particular group. Communicating this information prior to an incident is critical to the safety of our campus community.
EVACUATION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES