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 and templates are provided that identify issues that must be considered when creating a comprehensive emergency action plan.

Department Contact

Mark Collins
Associate Director of Facilities & Life Safety
617.496.7168

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.

Candles remain a key ignition source for campus fires despite the fact that candles are now banned at most colleges. 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 is a factor in a quarter of candle fire fatalities — extinguish all candles before going to sleep.