An evacuation of a building is used to move persons out of a building to avoid a potentially threatening situation. Once evacuated, a building is unusable until cleared for occupancy by first responders or other authorities.
Upon the sounding of the fire alarm or notification by any NKU administrator or faculty/staff member, everyone will evacuate a building and proceed immediately, in a calm and orderly manner; to the agreed-upon designated collection location at least 300 feet away from the building (see Evacuation Collection Areas for suggested sites).
When evacuating a building leave quickly, but calmly, to the nearest exit or stairwell. Alert others to do the same. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR.
Do not take personal items and do not return to your area for personal items prior to evacuating.
Close doors behind you while exiting.
Do not run.
Do not go to restrooms.
If smoke is present, stay low. The best quality air is near the floor.
Develop your plan now and make sure everyone in your office/area is aware of how and when the plan will be implemented.
Report any missing persons and the location where last seen to University Police.
DO NOT return to an evacuated building until authorized to do so by University Police or fire department personnel.
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