Evacuation Procedures

Evacuation Procedures and Assembly Points

Each building has a designated Chief Evacuation Warden who is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective evacuation plan. This includes holding drills and communicating the plan, including primary and secondary assembly points, to members of the building through departmental meetings. Buildings also have a designated Floor or Area Warden(s) with alternates, as well as designated Guardians, who are responsible for assisting disabled persons.

In the event that a building evacuation is necessary (SAFETY AND TIME PERMITTING):


  • Activate the nearest PULL STATION.
  • Call 9-911, if possible.
  • Advise Security Dispatch of the emergency by calling 4357 (HELP) or 566-0384.
  • Secure personal and University assets, if possible.
  • Secure security-sensitive areas.
  • Do a Floor Sweep to ensure that everyone is aware of the situation.
  • Take personal property.
  • Remember that Mobility and Special Needs individuals may need assistance.
  • Gather at the designated assembly point.


  • Assume that the alarm is false.
  • Re-enter the building until told to do so by Security officers.
  • Leave the designated assembly point area.
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