In the event of a Catastrophic Emergency, Fire, or upon notification from the Vice President for Operations and Facilities (or his/her designee), comply with the following evacuation procedure:
1. Pick up personal belongings (purse, backpacks, etc.) and walk quickly out of your classroom/workspace and ask others to do the same, to the nearest exit and proceed to a predetermined area at least 200-300 feet from the building. Assist any person in immediate danger to safety, if it can be accomplished without risk to yourself. (EXCEPTION) In an earthquake situation – First, DROP-COVER-HOLD until shaking subsides – then evacuate.
If a fire or smoke is detected activate the fire alarm system if not already activated. If fire is small enough use a fire extinguisher to control and extinguish the fire. Do not fight a fire if the following conditions exist:
You don’t know what is burning.
The fire is spreading rapidly.
You don’t have the proper equipment.
The fire might block your means of escape.
You might inhale toxic smoke.
Your instincts tell you not to do so.
Doors and windows should be closed, not locked, as the last person leaves the room or area.
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS! Use building stairways to exit.
Upon evacuation of the building, all should proceed to a designated area for head count by instructor/supervisor.
Never reenter the building without permission from the Vice President for Operations and Facilities (or his/her designee).