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Emergency Procedures


In the event of an emergency, it may become necessary to evacuate the office building. All Floor Response Team personnel as well as general personnel should be completely familiar with the following evacuation procedures:

  • Remain calm.
  • If you receive an evacuation tone or are directed to evacuate, closely follow the instructions of all Floor Response Team personnel including Floor Wardens and Area Leaders.
  • Listen for any instructions issued over the public address system and follow them.
  • Close the door of your office as you leave. Do not return for any personal items.
  • Make note of the location of all handicapped employees. The method of evacuation of handicapped employees will be determined by the individual Floor Warden and Area Leaders.
  • Do not exit via the elevators. Exit via stairwells only.
  • Familiarize yourself with the location of all stairwell exits; in the event a stairwell is blocked, proceed to an alternate stairwell.
  • Use safe stairwell exit procedures including:
    • Remain calm and quiet
    • Remove high heeled shoes
    • Exit in a single file and keep to the right using hand rails
    • Move quickly, but do not run
    • Assist those who may have trouble on the stairs or who have been injured
    • Treat injuries on stairwell landings only and only when safe to do so
  • Once out of the building, assemble at your pre-designated meeting place.
  • Do not return to the office until the “ALL CLEAR” announcement is given by the Fire Department.