Building Evacuations

All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds continuously and/or upon notification by emergency personnel. If necessary or if directed to do so by a designated emergency official, activate the building alarm.

Be aware of people with disabilities in your area who might require assistance in an emergency evacuation. Be prepared to render assistance if necessary. It is suggested that people with disabilities prepare for emergencies by learning the locations of exit corridors and enclosed stairwells and by informing coworkers, professors, and/or classmates of the best methods of assistance during an emergency.

If you have a disability and are unable to evacuate, stay calm and take steps to protect yourself. If there is a working telephone, call 911 and tell the emergency dispatcher where you are or where you will be going. If you must move, we recommend that you move to an exterior enclosed stairwell. Ask persons exiting on the stairway to notify the Purdue Fire Department of your location. As soon as practical, move onto the stairway and wait for emergency personnel.

Do not use elevators during an emergency evacuation. Emergency personnel may use an elevator for evacuation after review of the circumstances.

When the building evacuation alarm is sounded or when told to leave by a designated emergency official, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.

Once outside, move clear of the building, allowing others to exit.

Do not return to an evacuated building until advised to do so by emergency personnel.