Environmental Health & Safety Department
Drill / Building Evacuation Instructions
/ Evacuation Drills
Halls - must conduct two fire drills each semester, one during
hours, and one fire drill at night. The drills should be
when the highest number of students can be expected to be inside of the
Buildings / Facilities - must conduct a fire drill at least once
safety coordinators will be responsible for arranging annual fire
for their respective buildings.
safety coordinator or responsible person conducting the drill should
the dept. heads, deans, directors, etc. in advance of the drill.
This is to avoid confusion and also so important meetings, classroom
tests, experiments, etc. can be scheduled appropriately. The
police department and the Environmental Health & Safety Office
also be notified prior to the drill. These notifications need to
made at least one day prior to the drill.
sure that you know how to turn the fire alarm on and off. Most
stations have a screw or key that fits into the top section of the
This allows you to open the pull station. Once the pull station
open the alarm can be operated manually. If you are unsure of how
to operate the system contact the Environmental Health & Safety
helpers from the building for the drill. Meet with them before
drill is started to make sure that the drill plans are
Station helpers to monitor and time the evacuation of the
Make sure they record time and approximate number of people evacuated.
monitor the evacuation of your building along with your helpers.
Use the fire drill / building evacuation report to see what areas
be checked during and after the drill.
sure that noone enters the building during the drill.
sure the everyone in the building did evacuate the building.
sure that everyone is present and accounted for (you may want to
on person from each floor or area of the building to be responsible for
ensuring employees in their area have evacuated).
sure that noone reenters the building until the alarm is turned off and
you have deemed the building safe to reenter.
the fire drill / building evacuation report. Submit this report
the Environmental Health & Safety office.
with building personnel to discuss results and ways to improve the
procedures for your building. This is what the fire drill is
Carefully and critically identify weaknesses and problems and develop
building occupants on the new procedures developed from the drill.
a copy of the detailed building evacuation plans and procedures to the
Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Health & Safety Department
University of Louisiana at Monroe