In the event of an emergency that requires evacuation of the building (such as a fire,
significant toxic gas release, explosion, etc.):
R.A.C.E. (Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Evacuate):
- Try to rescue any personnel in immediate danger if it does not put you in imminent
- Pull the building fire alarm or call 911.
- 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, leave by the nearest, safe, staircase in an orderly
- DO NOT use the elevators unless under police or fire department supervision.
- Evacuation floor plans are posted at various areas around the building for route of
- Assembly at you pre-designated rally point and identify any individuals you think
might still be in the building and alert fire or police department personnel.
- In cases of emergencies, those individuals with mobility impairments, who are not
on the ground floor, may need assistance with building evacuation:
- This includes people who are blind, deaf, or whose mobility is restricted by the use
of walkers or crutches.
- Assistance can be provided by guiding them to a stairwell, waiting until a clear passage
is established, and helping them down the stairs to the designated meeting area.
- These individuals use wheelchairs.
- To assist these individuals, proceed as follows:
- Call 911 and provide them with as much information as is possible.
- Most importantly, provide them with the location of the individual.
- If safe to do so, move the person near the stairwell and await assistance
- If the hazard becomes life-threatening, move the individual into a room and close
the door. Inform emergency personnel immediately of the person s location.