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Building Evacuation

Remember...Stay calm.  Help others remain calm. When you are reporting an emergency situation give concise, accurate answers to the 911 operator. Do not hang up until told to do so. The Campus Safety and Police phone number is 278-5555—on campus ext. 5555.

Any person is authorized to pull an emergency fire alarm in any situation that in his or her best judgment requires urgent evacuation notification to others in the building.

The alarms will be transmitted to campus dispatch, but may be delayed in registering, so call directly to the Alamance County Communications Center by dialing-911, then Campus ext. 5555.

When a building alarm sounds - or when told to evacuate by any authorized personnel - walk quickly and calmly to the nearest exit. Persons who refuse to cooperate with a building emergency evacuation will be subject to the University Judicial authorities.

Take essential personal possessions with you (e.g. car key, glasses, medications, purses).

Assist disabled persons. Do not move injured persons unless there is an imminent threat to their lives - if an injured person’s life is in danger, move him or her only as far as necessary for safety (usually the nearest stairway landing or ground floor exit). Do not use elevators - in case of a fire they can become inoperable which may result in serious injury or death.

Once outside, move to your building’s designated rally point. Check in with a member of your department or instructor. Stay away from building entrances and any emergency vehicle access areas until the all clear is given.

Rally point evacuation information and shelter locations are posted in each building.

Do not re-enter a building until notified by emergency personnel.