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Evacuation of Buildings

Leave your building immediately when an alarm sounds or if you are instructed to do so by a university representative. If you are away from your own area, leave immediately by the nearest safe exit and go to your evacuation meeting site. If you are in your own area:

  • Notify others who might not have heard the alarm or evacuation order.
  • Turn off electrical equipment.
  • Secure hazardous operations if possible.
  • Take important personal items, such as a coat and keys.
  • Close doors behind the last person out.
  • Walk quickly, but do not run, to the nearest safe exit.
  • Do not use an elevator unless authorized emergency personnel tell you to do so.
  • Do not reenter the building until someone in authority gives the "all clear" signal.
  • Report any missing or trapped persons to emergency personnel.
  • Move away from the building.
  • Go to your evacuation meeting site and sign in.
  • Even if you were not in your building when it was evacuated, go to the evacuation meeting site, so you will be accounted for.

If you are required to leave the building immediately but are unable to (because of a physical disability, injury, or obstruction):

  • Follow your unit's emergency evacuation plan or go to the nearest area where there are no hazards.
  • Dial 919-530-6106 on a cell phone or pay phone, or dial 6106 on a regular NCCU phone, to notify NCCU Police of your situation and location.
  • Be sure to give the room number so police can send help.
  • Signal out the window to emergency responders, if possible.

As soon as you have evacuated:

  • Move away from the building.
  • Report to your unit's designated evacuation meeting site and sign in.
  • Report any missing or trapped people to the emergency responders.
  • Account for faculty, staff, and students.
  • Wait at the evacuation meeting site for directions.
  • Do not reenter the building until emergency staff give the "all clear" signal.

Critical-operations staff must follow the emergency plans for their units. Without prior review and approval, no staff member can remain in a building once an evacuation signal or order has been given.

 
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