If a Building Evacuation is Necessary, the Following Steps Should Be Observed:

  1. Emergency procedures and State law require that everyone exit a building when the fire alarm is activated.
  2. Evacuation procedures should be followed according to your department’s plan.
  3. Do not use elevators for fire/earthquake evacuation because they may be damaged and unreliable.
  4. Proceed toward the nearest safe exit.
  5. After exiting your building go directly to your building Emergency Assembly Point. If that area is no longer safe, determine the safest place away from imminent danger. View http://ehs.ucsb.edu/eap (word version)for the most recent list of Emergency Assembly Points.
  6. Wait for instructions from emergency personnel. DO NOT return to your building until notified by emergency personnel.

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