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Staff and students may be required to evacuate during an emergency. Most evacuations will be signalled by activation of a fire alarm.

If evacuation is ordered, follow these procedures:

  • Stay calm, do not rush, and do not panic.
  • Safely stop your work.
  • Gather your personal belongings if it is safe to do so. (keys, purses, jackets, cell phones, etc. It may be hours before you are allowed back in the building.)
  • If safe, close your office door and window, but do not lock them.
  • If directed by wardens, follow their instructions.
  • Use the closest emergency exit. Do not use the elevator.
  • Proceed to the designated Emergency Assembly Point.
  • In an extended evacuation evacuees may be briefed on the situation and directed to a Reception Center.
  • Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been advised by emergency responders that it is safe to do so.