• 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.