Environmental Health & Safety Department
event of a fire or other emergency please remember the following steps to safely evacuate the building:
fire alarm if it has not already sounded, so that everyone will be
of the need to evacuate the building. If the fire alarm has
evacuation of the building.
occupants should exit the building at the nearest exit to the room that
they are in. If the nearest exit is blocked due to fire or an
the next safest exit should be used.
occupant of each room should shut the door to the room. This will
help prevent fire and smoke damage to the room.
have evacuated the building please go to the designated assembly area
your building, if it is safe to do so (buildings may have more than one
designated assembly area).
Directors, and Supervisors must account for all of their employees
the evacuation. If a person is thought to be missing then you
tell emergency personnel (fire, police, safety, etc.) as soon as
Tell the emergency personnel the name of the missing person and the
location in the building. Try to confirm that the person is
missing. Make sure that they did not come out of a different
If possible make sure that their car is still in the parking lot.
If the person is located tell emergency personnel immediately so that
do not risk their lives looking for this person.
is allowed to re-enter the building until the fire dept, police,
or other qualified personnel confirm that the building is safe to
evacuation is completed then the building safety coordinator needs to
and submit the fire drill / building evacuation report.
Tests are performed on fire alarm systems periodically. In these
cases an announcement will be made in the building that if the alarm
do not evacuate the building because maintenance and testing are being
completed on the fire alarm system.
Health & Safety Department
University of Louisiana at Monroe