Emergency Information

Basic Emergency Rules

Priority of Situations:

FIRST PRIORITY: LIFE & SAFETY

Assist the Injured and Get Away From Danger!

SECOND PRIORITY: SYSTEMS SUPPORT & ASSESSMENT

Eliminating or Reducing Risks

THIRD PRIORITY: RESTORATION OF GENERAL OFFICE OPERATIONS

Restoring Services

Immediate Actions:

  • TREAT ALL FIRE ALARMS AS WARNING OF AN ACTUAL EMERGENCY!
  • GET OUT OF IMMEDIATE DANGER AND THEN REPORT THE SITUATION BY DIALING (9) 911.
  • DO NOT DELAY TO SHUT OFF COMPUTERS, COPIERS, LIGHTS, ETC.
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  • ATTEMPT TO ASSIST ANY MOBILITY-IMPAIRED PERSONS, but if they cannot get out of the building without additional help, consider taking them to SAFE ZONES and notify Security of their location.
  • IF THE PRIMARY ESCAPE ROUTE IS BLOCKED, TRY ANOTHER UNTIL YOU FIND A WAY OUT.
  • Take coats, keys, valuables, etc., if in the immediate area with you; DO NOT travel any distance back to your office to get them!
  • Become familiar with your building’s Evacuation Plan and know where the Assembly Point is located.

NOTE: In serious and immediate emergency situations where you feel evacuation of the entire building is necessary, pulling the fire alarm switch may be the best method to alert everyone involved.