Evacuation Plan - (RACE)
For Spills or Medical and Fire Emergencies:
Department Safety Contact:
The basic components of an evacuation plan are summarized by RACE
any personnel in immediate danger if it does not put you in imminent danger.
Pull the building fire alarm and call 911 from a safe location. All of the fire
alarm pull stations are labeled. If you talk with a 911 operator, state your name, address, and nature of
the problem. Speak slowly and clearly. Wait for the dispatcher to hang up.
Close all doors, windows, and other openings that would aid in the spread of fire
or toxic fumes.
Evacuate the building.
When evacuating the building:
- Close the sash on your fume hood. Turn off bunsen burners. Close the
tank valve to compressed flammable or reactive gas cylinders if possible.
Turn off electric heating mantles if possible, but leave on cooling water
- Make sure everyone is out of your lab area, and quickly check adjacent
areas. Close the doors as you leave.
- Leave by the nearest staircase. DO NOT use the elevators unless directed
by a uniformed firefighter. Make sure you know where your exit is.
Download the Building Floor Plans for your
office or lab.
- Do not reenter the building until the audible alarm has stopped, even if
you see others doing so. Responding personnel may not be in uniform, and may
be entering just to make sure the building is clear.
- Disabled Occupants - If a disabled occupant is unable to exit the
building unassisted, notify emergency response personnel of the person's
location. DO NOT use the elevator. Transporting of disabled individuals up
or down stairwells should be avoided until emergency response personnel have
arrived. Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist in the area
occupied by a non-ambulatory or disabled person, relocation of the
individual should be limited to a safe area on the same floor, in close
proximity to an evacuation stairwell.