• 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.