1. In the event of a major utility failure, immediately notify the Department of Campus Safety at X5566, which will contact the on-call Facilities Services supervisor.
2. If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm (fire alarm) and evacuate the building.
3. Assist those with disabilities in exiting the building! Remember that the elevators are reserved for them. Do not use elevators in case of fire.
4. Once outside, move to your designated Emergency Assembly Point that should be at least 500 feet away from the affected building(s).
5. Keep the walkways, fire lanes, and hydrants clear for emergency crews.
6. A Campus Emergency Command Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command post unless you have official business.
7. Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by a College official.
Power Failure or Electrical/Light Failure:
- Campus building lighting may not provide sufficient illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. It is, therefore, advisable to have a flashlight available for emergencies.
- Emergency lighting in buildings is designed to last 30-45 minutes to allow occupants of a building sufficient time to evacuate.
Note: All fire alarm systems have battery backup power
Emergency Generation on Campus
- If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone that rings directly to Campus Safety. Stay calm and understand that elevators have a failsafe condition-the elevator cannot go into free fall.
- Stop using all electrical equipment. Notify the Campus Safety Department at X5566, which will dispatch a maintenance worker. If necessary, vacate the area.
Serious Gas Leak
- Cease all operations. Do not switch lights or any electrical equipment on or off. Remember, electrical arcing can trigger an explosion! Notify the Department of Campus Safety at X5566 immediately.
- If smoke odors come from the ventilation system, immediately notify the Department of Campus Safety at X5566. If necessary, cease all operations and vacate the area.