Building Evacuation

Building evacuation will occur when an alarm sounds and/or upon notification by Campus Safety and Security.

• Leave by the nearest marked exit. Follow the Emergency Evacuation Procedure/FIRE EXIT signs and alert others to do the same. If evacuation is for only a part of the building or campus grounds, immediately vacate the area in question and relocate as directed.

• Faculty should clear their classrooms and close the door.

• Assist any disabled persons exiting the building. Remember that elevators are reserved for disabled persons. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE OR EARTHQUAKE. In the event of a fire or earthquake notify Campus Safety and Security to assist a disabled person exiting the building.

• Once outside, proceed to a clear area that is at least 100 feet away from the affected building. Security should keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. (If possible, headcounts should be taken.)

• DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING UNLESS TOLD TO DO SO BY A SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER OR THE RIVER FOREST FIRE DEPARTMENT. Security should assist in preventing individuals from returning to the building. (Do not dismiss employees or students unless told to do so by university administrators. In most cases, we will return to the building.)