When should I evacuate a building and what should I do?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:43 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds or when a university official or first responder instructs you to evacuate. You should report to directly to your building’s Designated Assembly Area which is identified on the evacuation plan located throughout each building. Failure to evacuate a building when the fire alarm sounds is a misdemeanor […]

What is a designated assembly area and where is it?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:42 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

A Designated Assembly Area is a pre-identified outdoor location at least 50 feet from a building where individuals should upon evacuating the building. The Designated Assembly Area is identified on Evacuation Plans posted throughout university buildings. Each Evacuation Plan has at least two Designated Assembly Areas identified. Know where both are located in case one […]

When is it safe to re-enter a building?

Posted: April 3, 2020 at 10:42 am, Last Updated: April 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm

It is only safe to re-enter a building that has been evacuated when the fire department, university official, or emergency response personnel tells you it is safe to do so.