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Emergency Assembly Points (EAPs)

Posted Mar-17-2000

As was mentioned in the last Information & Training Bulletin 00-01, for the evacuation exercise scheduled for April 28, 2000, as well as for any actual disaster requiring the evacuation of campus buildings, all evacuees should go to the nearest Emergency Assembly Point (EAP).

What is the purpose of Emergency Assembly Points?

Emergency Assembly Points are large, open areas of campus, away from power lines, falling debris and other hazards, where persons can assemble to be accounted for, be provided minor first aid, receive further instructions and obtain information. Even in inclement weather, this is the first place to go until other areas and buildings on campus can be evaluated for safety and possible occupancy.

Why should I go to an Emergency Assembly Point?

If, in the event of a major disaster such as an earthquake, everyone went to their vehicles and tried to leave campus, the vehicular congestion alone would cause additional problems. Also, information would not be immediately available as to the conditions of roadways, interruption of utility services and other major hazards making the use of vehicles extremely unsafe.

Which Emergency Assembly Point should I go to?

Go to the nearest Emergency Assembly Point. Even though it may be some distance from your current location to the nearest Emergency Assembly Point, proceed there immediately remembering to stay away from buildings where falling debris and glass could present a danger. The disaster itself may dictate the best route to take and which Emergency Assembly Point to choose.

Assist the disabled!

Remember, as you evacuate buildings and head toward the Emergency Assembly Points, look for persons who may be disabled and render whatever assistance you can in helping them get to the Emergency Assembly Points.

What will I do once I get to the Emergency Assembly Point?

In a real emergency, there may not be a designated person in charge immediately upon your arrival. Remain calm and assist others if you are able. A designated person or group of persons will be assigned as soon as possible to assist you and others at the Emergency Assembly Point. For the April 28, 2000 evacuation exercise, there will be designated persons awaiting your arrival at the EAP to receive you and give you further instructions.

A map of the Emergency Assembly Points is also available here.

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