Campus community members will be advised to evacuate a college building during an emergency or for other safety reasons. The signal to evacuate will normally be given through the use of fire alarm bells/horn system or verbally during a gas leak emergency.
Since gas is lighter than air, it will rise to the ceiling level of a room and work its way down to the floor. An explosion can be caused if the fire alarm bells/horns, telephone, or appliances in the affected area are used.
What to Do:
When the fire alarm bells/horns sound or you are verbally advised to evacuate a building or area:
Remain calm, and leave the building and/or area in a safe and orderly manner.
As you are leaving the building:
- Assist disabled persons or others requiring assistance.
- Hold on to handrails while on the stairway.
- Do not use elevators, matches or lighters.
- Proceed to a safe location away from the danger after leaving the building or area.