The Importance of Emergency Preparedness

Life support is so important. It can save you and others. By following these safety tips, you will do yourself and those with you a big favor.

1. Don't Panic
2. Call Emergency Hotlines and INFORM DISPATCHER:

The nature of the emergency
Your name
Phone number from which you are calling
Your location

Do not hang up until you are sure no further information is required, unless there is an immediate threat to your safety.

After notifying emergency personnel, notify building occupants. Wait for the arrival of emergency personnel in a safe location.

3. Emergency preparedness is everyone's responsibility.

4. In the event of a fire on campus, building occupants should remain calm. In the case of a small fire trained personnel may use a fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

5. In case of FIRE, Evacuate immediately.
Know your two nearest exits from your regular work area
Evacuate the building when:
The alarms are sounding
Instructed to do so by emergency response personnel
There is imminent danger to life

Close all doors behind you
Leave quickly by the nearest safe exit, walk don't run.

6. Proceed to the Evacuation Assembly Point
Provide pertinent information to Floor Wardens and/or the Building Coordinator
Remain with the evacuation group and await further instructions
Do not talk to the media. Media should be referred to Media Relations x3227
Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency response personnel.

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