Building Evacuation Procedures



Residence Halls

 

Housefellow Responsibilities and Procedures:

  1. When the alarm is sounded, immediately report to the Designated Assembly Area with a copy of the dorm resident list.
  2. As the students exit the building and report to the designated assembly area, conduct a roll call, using the dorm resident list.
  3. Report to a Campus Safety Officer with the names and room numbers of any residents who are unaccounted for, or are known (or presumed) to be elsewhere. Campus Safety will attempt to contact these individuals. (Note: Only properly equipped emergency responders from the New London Fire Department will enter any evacuated building, until the all clear is sounded.)
  4. Instruct residents to remain outside until Campus Safety sounds the “All Clear.” Ensure that residents stay clear of emergency equipment and vehicles. In case of inclement weather, Campus Safety will direct residents to another building to wait for the all clear.

Dormitory Resident Responsibilities and Procedures:

  1. Upon the hearing the alarm, immediately exit the building and report to the Designated Assembly Area.
  2. DO NOT use the elevator, as it may shut down, trapping occupants inside.
  3. Assist handicapped individuals from the building. If the handicapped individual is on an upper floor and is unable to evacuate (or be evacuated), assist them to an "area of refuge" in a student room, or in a stairwell that can be isolated by tightly closed fire doors to await assistance from the Fire Department. If seeking refuge inside the building, stuff clothing under the door to keep smoke out, and call 911 and inform the dispatcher of your location.
  4. Report to the Housefellow who will be taking roll call.
  5. Report to the Housefellow the whereabouts of residents who have not answered the roll call, and are known (or presumed) to be elsewhere (class, off campus, etc.)
  6. Report any pertinent information (smoke, flames, smells, etc.) to a Campus Safety Officer.
  7. Stay calm, and do not interfere with emergency responders.
  8. Follow all instructions from Campus Safety, or off-campus (fire or police) authorities.
  9. DO NOT attempt to reenter the building for any reason, until the “All Clear” is sounded.

Academic and Administrative Buildings


Faculty and Supervisor Responsibilities and Procedures:

  1. When the alarm is sounded, dismiss students and/or employees, and instruct them to immediately report to the Designated Assembly Area for the building.
  2. Assist handicapped individuals from the building. If the handicapped individual is on an upper floor and is unable to evacuate (or be evacuated), assist them to an "area of refuge" in a classroom, or in a stairwell that can be isolated by tightly closed fire doors to await assistance from the Fire Department. If seeking refuge inside the building, stuff clothing under the door to keep smoke out, and call 911 and inform the dispatcher of your location.
  3. Once the building is evacuated, ensure that those students or employees for whom they are responsible are accounted for.
  4. Report to a Campus Safety Officer with the names of any individual who is unaccounted for. (Note: Only properly equipped emergency responders from the New London Fire Department will enter any evacuated building, until the all clear is sounded.)
  5. Instruct students and staff to remain outside the building until Campus Safety sounds the “All Clear.” Ensure that residents stay clear of emergency equipment and vehicles. In case of inclement weather, Campus Safety will direct evacuees to another building, to wait for the all clear.

Employee and Student Responsibilities and Procedures:

  1. Upon the hearing the alarm, immediately exit the building and report to the .
  2. Report to your supervisor or instructor, who will be taking roll.
  3. Report to the supervisor or instructor, the whereabouts of anyone who have not answered the roll, and are known (or presumed) to be elsewhere.
  4. Report any pertinent information (smoke, flames, smells, etc.) to a Campus Safety Officer.
  5. Stay calm, and do not interfere with emergency responders.
  6. Follow all instructions from Campus Safety or off-campus (Fire or police) authorities.
  7. DO NOT attempt to reenter the building for any reason, until the “All Clear” is sounded.

Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2252

Fax:
840-439-5180

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