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Emergency Coordinators

The University has designated an Emergency Coordinator(s) for all of its occupied buildings. Additional information about responsibilities of Emergency Coordinators can be found in chapter 4 of the Environment, Health and Safety manual.

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Emergency Action Plan

The Emergency Action Plan is to outline a structured evacuation to ensure the safety of University 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. Each Emergency Coordinator needs to complete the Emergency Action Plan worksheet to ensure that Environment, Health and Safety will have the necessary information on each building to ensure the safety of occupants.

The following information should be collected on the form.

  • Date
  • Building Name
  • Department Name
  • Campus Box Number
  • Phones
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Emergency Coordinator
  • Building Manager
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
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”
  1. Refer to Emergency Evacuation Plan.
  2. Refer/create your own emergency response procedures.
  3. Know where fire extinguishers are located throughout your building.
  4. Complete fire extinguisher training.
  5. Provide three feet 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.
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