Emergency Procedure - Evacuation

Building Evacuation

Building occupants are required by law to evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds or when directed to do so by emergency responders.

Upon the sounding of a fire alarm or other evacuation alarm, all building occupants shall immediately leave the building and proceed to the area indicated on the posted evacuation directions. Occupants will only be allowed to return when the building has been declared safe by emergency responders.

When Evacuating Your Building or Work Area:

  1. Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
  2. Safely stop your work.
  3. Gather your personal belongings if it is safe to do so. Take prescription medications, keys, purse, glasses, etc. with you if at all possible as it may be hours before you are allowed back into the building.
  4. If safe, close your office door and window, but do not lock them.
  5. Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit. Do not use the elevator.
  6. Proceed to the designated evacuation meeting point.
  7. Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
  8. Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by emergency responders.


Campus-wide Evacuation Procedures

A critical incident may require an evacuation of campus. Review the Campus-wide Evacuation Procedure to prepare yourself for this measure. During a campus-wide evacuation, it is important to stay tuned to campus and Santa Cruz City and Santa Cruz County emergency communication outlets. These agencies will provide up to date information regarding emergency routes, shelters and other critical information.