Hamline University Building Evacuation Procedures The purpose of the procedure is to provide guidance on the orderly evacuation of a university building during a drill or emergency. This procedure applies to academic and administrative university buildings. Faculty and Staff shall take these measures before a drill or emergency: Review evacuation plans. Review the evacuation plan of any mobility impaired person. Disability Services can assist in developing a plan. Identify the quickest emergency escape route; this will be the primary escape route. Identify an alternate route in case the primary route is inaccessible. Identify the designated “assembly area(s)” where the class or work group can meet and ensure that everyone is accounted for. Review this information with each class and work group. When the fire alarm sounds: Organize the people in your room / area. Count the number of people present. Advise the group to immediately proceed to the designated assembly area for your building. Assist mobility impaired persons in accordance with their individual evacuation plan. Carry a roster of persons present, if possible. Evacuate using the nearest safe route. With evacuation underway, quickly check the area to make certain that no one is left behind. If anyone is unable to evacuate, it is critical that their location and condition be reported to responding emergency personnel or safety and security services as soon as possible. If the closest evacuation route should become blocked, carefully reroute evacuees to another available exit. Do not use elevators unless specifically instructed to do so. When you reach the designated assembly area, get a complete head count of your group. If you discover any persons missing, who may still be in the building, immediately notify the nearest security officer or emergency personnel. Do not re-enter the building. Report your building and room number and the number of missing persons to emergency response personnel. Keep everyone together and remain in the assembly area unless instructed to leave or assemble elsewhere. Re-entry into the building is not permitted unless authorized by security or emergency response personnel.