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Directions: Each Emergency Coordinator needs to complete the worksheet found at the bottom of the Emergency Action Plan policy based on the instructions below so Environment, Health and Safety will have the necessary information on each building to ensure the safety of occupants.

Purpose: The Emergency Action Plan is to outline a structured evacuation to ensure the safety of UNC employees, students and visitors. The plan is intended as guidance in the management of any unusual occurrence for your building. Occurrences could include floods, hurricanes, explosions, tornadoes, major fires, terrorism, and any event that has the potential for mass casualties.

Fill out the following information on the form:

  1. Date
  2. Building Name
  3. Department Name
  4. CB #
  5. Phones
  6. Fax
  7. Email
  8. Emergency Coordinator
  9. Building Manager

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

When the fire alarm sounds, take the following action.

  1. Evacuate immediately at the closest exit.
  2. When leaving the building, close all windows and doors. This will stop the spread of fire.
  3. If you encounter smoke, drop down to the floor and stay low until you reach the exit.
  4. When evacuating the building, always use the stairs, never use the elevator, because power could be lost, trapping you on the floor of the fire.
  5. If Physically Impaired, know your places of refuge. Please list places of refuge for Physically Impaired personnel.
  6. Meet at designated assembly area, which should be at least 50 feet from building. Please fill in designated assembly area

Shelter in Place Procedures

Sometimes “Shelter in Place” is used for emergencies for weather-related incidents such as hurricanes and tornadoes. Also, if there is an emergency outside the building such as a gas leak, remaining in place is safer.

  1. In case of a weather-related incident, a basement is the best place to seek shelter. If there is no basement, seek an interior hall or room away from windows.
  2. Wait for signal from Emergency Coordinator to leave building.
  3. List areas to be used for “Shelter in Place”

Fire Prevention Plan

  1. Refer to Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  2. Refer/create own Emergency response procedures.
  3. Know where Fire extinguishers are located through-out.
  4. Fire Extinguisher training.
  5. Provide 3′ around all electrical equipment, fire protection devices, heating equipment including kitchen appliances.
  6. Keep 44″ clearances in all aisles to all exits at all times.
  7. Know the Areas of Refuge and purpose.
  8. Know secondary exit routes.