About Fire / Building Evacuations
Definition - A fire or another emergency (e.g. chemical spill, flooding, gas leak) that prompts an evacuation.
Know what to do in case of fire. Know the location of
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire alarms
- Fire exit
If you discover a fire or another reason for evacuating the building
- Pull the fire alarm.
- Call 9-911 and give them the location, building name, room number and directions to the site.
- Call Campus Safety 414-382-6911.
If the fire alarm is sounded
- Close the doors.
- Use the nearest exit or alternate safe route, assisting others whenever possible. Do not use elevators for exiting.
- Proceed to the designated meeting area for your building.
a) Students – Instructors will notify students of the location of the designated evacuation area and account for students in the class.
b) Staff and Faculty – Supervisors will determine the location of the designated evacuation area and account for employees.
c) Other Staff and Faculty – Go to the designated area assigned to your building.
d) Other students and guests – Go to the nearest evacuation area.
e) Disabled Individuals – Move to an enclosed stairwell if you are unable to exit the building. Tell others to notify Security or the fire department of your location.
- Wait for the “All Clear” when it is safe to enter the building.
- RC labs - place red tag on hallway door handle if evacuating due to a chemical spill. Tag is located inside of the door.