Evacuation

Evacuation and Shelter-In-Place iconDuring emergency situations, Building Evacuation (Get Out) is an option. Only follow these actions if it is safe to do so. When in doubt, follow your instincts – you are your best advocate.

Building Evacuation (Get Out)

Action taken to leave an area for personal safety.

  • Take the time to learn the different ways to leave your building before there is an emergency.
  • Evacuations are mandatory for fire alarms and when directed by authorities. No exceptions!
  • Evacuate immediately. Pull manual fire alarm to prompt a response for others to evacuate.
  • Take critical personal items only (keys, purse and outerwear) and close doors behind you.
  • Assist those who need help, but carefully consider whether you may put yourself at risk.
  • Look for Exit signs indicating potential egress/escape routes.
  • Evacuate to an evacuation assembly area. If not known, exit the building to a safe location.
  • Remain at the evacuation assembly area until additional instructions are given.
  • Alert authorities to those who may need assistance.
  • Do not re-enter the building until informed by emergency personnel that it is safe to return.