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Building Evacuation Procedures

Before a Fire/Emergency

  1. All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds continuously and/or upon notification by the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator.
  2. Be aware of all the marked exits from your area and building. Know the routes from your work area.
  3. If necessary or directed to do so by the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator, activate the building alarms. CAUTION: THE BUILDING ALARMS RING ONLY IN THE BUILDING - you must call the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator.
  4. When the building evacuation alarms are sounded or when told to leave by the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.
  5. ASSIST THE DISABLED IN EXITING THE BUILDING! Remember that elevators are reserved for disabled persons' use only. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  6. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  7. If requested, assist the University Police Department and/or the Building Coordinator.
  8. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator.
  9. Refer to the emergency procedures specific to your building that are attached to the back of this guide.

When Evacuating:

  • Know the location of your building's assembly point (see Assigned Assembly Points link at left).
  • Know the locations of fire alarm pull stations in your area and how to work them.
  • Know the locations of all available exits from your area.
  • Know the locations of, and how to use the fire extinguishers in your area.
  • If you need special assistance during an evacuation, please contact your Building Coordinator beforehand. If you do not know the name of your coordinator call the University Police Department at 256.765.4357 (see Evacuation for People with Disabilities link at left).

For emergencies dial (911) or (4357) on any campus phone.