STANDARD EVACUATION PROCEDURES
Before an emergency incident, it is advisable that faculty, staff, and students become familiar withal pedestrian routes, room, floors, building evacuation points, and fire exits.
Faculty, staff and students should also familiarize themselves with the location of enclosed stairwells in multi-story buildings.
WHEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO EVACUATE IS MADE: FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS
1. When possible, close (DO NOT LOCK) class room doors after everyone has been evacuated.
2. Leave the building quickly and in an orderly manner. Do not go back to retrieve personnel items.
3. Once outside the building, assemble in areas away from the building; such as a remote parking lot or as directed by First Responders.
4. Check for possible student or staff injuries.
5. Report injuries immediately or missing students to your professor, department head/designee, and/or UTEP PD.
6. Faculty and staff should remain with students until they have been informed by First Responders.
GENERAL FIRE EVACUATION GUIDE
The complete evacuation of a building must be followed in all fire alarm / fire related types of emergencies regardless of size. This will include reports of smoke, smell of smoke, smoke or fire even if the alarm is activated or not. The following steps must be followed:
- If the alarm sounds or you are ordered to evacuate, GET OUT OF THE BUILDING, STAY OUT, and WALK, DO NOT RUN.
- DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS. Power may be cut, and you could be stranded between floors.
- If the fire alarm has not been activated, the Fire Alarm Pull Stations are located near the Fire exits.
- Know how to exit the building. Be aware of all building fire exits.
- If there is smoke present, stay low to the ground and cover your mouth.
- In multi-story buildings, evacuate to ground level. DO NOT GO UP, unless it is to your nearest exit (i.e. exiting the basement).
- Do not under any circumstances re-enter the building until the building has been cleared.
- Faculty/staff in labs, technical staff, etc., may try to verify that equipment and appliances, etc., are turned off on your way out. Under no circumstances should this delay your exiting of the building.