In case of an emergency, determine the nearest exits to your location and the best route to follow. Refer to building emergency evacuation plans and corresponding maps for further information.
- Walk, do not run.
- Do not use elevators (assist people with special needs).
- Assemble at designated meeting site.
- Wait for instructions from the Designated Public Safety Official(s).
Shelter in Place
Procedures vary depending on the hazard. Keep in mind that in some cases, authorities may direct you to shelter in place instead of evacuate. Examples: smoke or fire is immediately outside your room, live electrical wires obstruct access to the exit, individuals with mobility disabilities are above or below ground floors or if the hazard causes the elevators to become inoperative (fire alarms sounding).
Fire or Smoke and You Cannot Evacuate
- If safe to do so, go to the nearest stairwell and tell someone who is evacuating to notify emergency personnel of your location and that you are unable to evacuate the building.
- Call 911 and tell them your name, your location, that you are unable to evacuate, and why you are unable to evacuate the building.
Violent Criminal Action
- Lock and barricade doors.
- Move away from outside doors and windows.
- Close window shades and turn off lights.
Severe Weather Incident
- Move away from outside windows and doors, as well as large glass objects.
- Avoid being underneath heavier objects that may fall.