Responsible for protecting the lives of every person on campus.
The reason we conduct campus-wide emergency exercises is to assess our state of readiness and identify our strengths and weaknesses in preparing for disasters/emergencies. As part of the campus-wide evacuation exercise on Friday, April 28, 2000, we will assess the following:
Remember that you are an important component of this exercise, and in order to obtain a true evaluation we are depending on your understanding, willingness to participate and feedback as to your assessment of the exercise.
For the exercise on April 28, 2000, we are giving advance warning of the date and approximate time (between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m.). If you are at a location that does not have an alarm system, please take it upon yourself to proceed to an Emergency Assembly Point between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m. and wait there for further instructions. Staff members in temporary structures on campus have been advised of this and will help instruct occupants of their buildings.
In any disaster, we must rely on everyone to use common sense and good judgement. If you have been advised or discovered on your own that an Emergency Assembly Point is unsafe to go to, then go to the next closest one. If you move toward an Emergency Assembly Point and one route seems unsafe, due to falling glass next to a building or downed power lines, choose another route. There is no way for anyone to predict what the circumstances will be following a disaster-that is why we will be relying on your common sense and maybe some personal pre-planning to assist in getting you to a safe place and a place where you will receive additional information.
For the purpose of the exercise on April 28, 2000, you will be asked to fill out a brief evaluation or assessment of the exercise. You will be asked to remain at the Emergency Assembly Point until all buildings have been evacuated, volunteer personnel have made a check for evacuation compliance and you get the okay to re-occupy the campus buildings. Once you receive the okay to leave the Emergency Assembly Point, the campus will again become fully operational and classes and work will resume as scheduled. Following an actual disaster, you will remain at the Emergency Assembly Points until persons have been accounted for and additional information has been obtained to assure your safe departure. Some considerations would be the condition of buildings, parking lots, utilities, emergency services and road/highway availability. Again, your patience, understanding, calmness and ability to follow directions will become a vital factor in the successful recovery from any disaster.