Evacuation Planning

Evacuation Planning

It is essential that evacuation planning be site specific with respect to the emergency conditions evaluated, evacuation policies and procedures, emergency reporting protocols, and alarm systems. To assist you in your planning, a series of checklists/ templates are provided that identify issues that must be considered when creating a comprehensive emergency action plan.

Department Contact

Mark Collins
Associate Director of Occupational & Facilities Safety

Did You Know?

Candle fires are the fourth leading cause of campus fires behind cooking, arson and smoking. The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 20 percent of university housing fires in bedrooms are started by candles. Despite the fact that candles are now banned at most colleges, candles remain a key ignition source for campus fires. More than half of all candle fires occur when a combustible material is too close to the candle, with the most common materials being bedding and curtains. Falling asleep was a factor in a quarter of candle fire fatalities — extinguish all candles before going to sleep.