December 15, 2004
Emergency Building Evacuation Information and Procedures
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
All college facilities are
maintained and operated as safely as possible.
However, there may be times when it is necessary to evacuate college
buildings due to an emergency or in case of an emergency drill. When this happens, all building occupants
need to be prepared to evacuate college buildings quickly and in an orderly manner. The following information and procedures are
prepared so all occupants will know what to do in case of an emergency.
buildings except the Washington County
Center are equipped with fire
suppression sprinkler systems. Burns
Hall and the Shewmaker Building
have emergency evacuation alarm systems built into the buildings. At other college facilities, portable alarms
would be used to signal building evacuation.
Safety Officers, Physical Plant employees and building Emergency Evacuation
Coordinators are all trained to assist building occupants to safely evacuate
time to become familiar with your surrounding inside college buildings. Know
where stairways and exits are located. In case of emergencies, building
elevators will not be in use.
Building Evacuation Procedures
the emergency evacuation signal is sounded in any college building, immediately
evacuate the building by going to the nearest exit. Remember that
building elevators are not in use during an emergency evacuation. Do
not take excessive time to gather personal belongs. In an emergency, time
is of the essence. The evacuation signals for college buildings are:
Burns Hall Siren and flashing white
Building Siren, flashing white lights and audible
instructions to evacuate building
& East Campus
horn and audible instructions to evacuate the building
Evacuation Coordinators assigned to specific sections of college buildings
will assist building occupants who need help evacuating college buildings
or going to a place of safety inside the building. Class instructors and
department supervisors can assist these coordinators by helping to
identify building occupants who do need assistance.
outside the building go to the nearest safe assembly area beyond the
building parking lots and wait there for further instructions or until
the “all clear signal” is given to return to the building.
not go to your vehicle or attempt to leave the college campus until the
“all clear” sign is given. We want to be able to account for all
building occupants once everyone is outside the building. Emergency
vehicles entering college parking lots would be hampered if automobiles were
leaving the parking lots. In the
event of a fire, hoses will be spread across the parking lots and exits
thereby blocking vehicular traffic.
Thank you for your cooperation in
observing these procedures. If you have
any questions regarding this information or procedures, please contact us as
soon as possible.
Director of Public Safety
Dean of Risk Management