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EWU Police Department
820 Washington
Cheney, WA 99004
phone: 509.359.4021
fax: 509.359.6054

Building Evacuation Procedures

1.  All staff and students should:

  • Understand this evacuation plan.
  • Follow evacuation instructions
  • Know at least two ways out of the building from your regular workspace, classroom, or living quarters and practice using those exits.

2.  When you hear a fire alarm or are told to evacuate the building:

  • Remain calm, leave quickly
  •  Building Captains present in each department shall be responsible for ensuring that all members of their department evacuate the area
  • Resident Life Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that the residence halls are evacuated
  •  Every employee should check that all others in their work area are leaving as instructed and accompany or assist disabled persons and any co-worker who appears to need direction or assistance.
  • Report any person who is unwilling or unable to evacuate to emergency responders
  • If you are at your workstation, take personal items such as car keys, purse, briefcase, and coat.  Do not attempt to take large or heavy objects or attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury.
  • Close all doors behind you as you go.  Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke, and water.
  • Do not use elevators, but proceed to stairways as quickly as possible and in an orderly manner.
  • Stay to the right and hold handrails when walking on stairs.  Make way for emergency personnel.

3.  Once out of the building, move away from the structure and go to the appropriate assembly area

4.  Wait for further instructions. Do not re-enter the building until cleared to do so by emergency personnel.

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