Building Evacuation Procedures

Depending on the circumstances, a building may be either partially or totally evacuated. Under partial evacuation, occupants may be asked to relocate to another portion of the building that is deemed safer, and to await further instructions.

Complete evacuation will result in all persons leaving the building and moving to a designated assembly area, or a location at least 500 feet from the building.

It is the responsibility of all students and employees to comply with an evacuation request, and to assist others to the designated assembly area. A building should be evacuated when: a fire has been confirmed, the fire alarm system has been activated, or College or emergency officials direct you to do so.

Evacuate the building using the nearest exit. If necessary, use the stairs not an elevator. Assist persons with special needs as required.

In the event that a building is evacuated, individuals should assemble at a safe distance outdoors (generally 500 feet from the building), weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, inside assembly areas will be announced at the time of the evacuation.