emergency evacuation procedure

The purpose of the Emergency Evacuation Procedures is to establish minimum requirements that will provide a reasonable degree of life safety from fire and similar emergencies in Florida Atlantic
University buildings and structures. The Emergency Evacuation Procedures will be utilized to evacuate all occupants during a fire emergency. Failure to leave the building when a fire evacuation alarm is sounding is a violation of state law.

Emergency Evacuation

What conditions may warrant evacuation of a building?

  • Fire,
  • Bomb Threat,
  • Hazardous Material Spill,
  • Hostile Intruder,
  • Utility Failure, etc

What should I know about the building evacuation plan?

  • KNOW the evacuation plan of the building and where to find it. (Consult Building Safety Personnel)
  • KNOW the location of all exits for the building.
  • KNOW the locations of emergency equipment (i.e., fire extinguishers, pull stations,emergency telephones, etc.).
  • KNOW the location of the assembly area outside the building.
  • ASSIST and participate in fire drills.

What should I do when I hear a fire alarm, or get an order to evacuate without an activated alarm?

  • TURN OFF ALL HAZARDOUS EXPERIMENTS or procedures before evacuating. If possible, take or secure all valuables, wallets, purses, keys, etc. as quickly as possible. • CLOSE all doors behind you as you exit.
  • CHECK all doors for heat before you open or go through them to avoid walking into a fire.
  • EVACUATE the building using the nearest exit or stairway. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  • PROCEED to pre-determined assembly area of building and remain there until you are told to re-enter by the emergency personnel in charge.
  • DO NOT IMPEDE access of emergency personnel to the area.
  • INFORM Building Safety Personnel or Emergency Personnel of the event, conditions and location of individuals who require assistance and have not been evacuated

What should I do to initiate a fire alarm to evacuate a building?

  • Activate Fire Alarm Pull Station Located At Various Places Along Exit Routes.

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