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1 Building Monitor Evacuation Training October 2010

2 Evacuations May Be Called For: Fires Gas Leaks Hazardous Materials Spills Earthquakes Other situations

3 Evacuation Preparation Review your Building Monitor Training!

4 The Evacuation Begins Either after an evacuation order has been received (in person or by phone) or because you feel it is the best course of action at the time – begin the evacuation. Do you have to make any ‘on the spot’ changes due to conditions? (for example, one of the stairwells is collapsed…) Put your plan into action – be systematic – follow it as closely as you can so as not to overlook someone or some area

5 If your building did not suffer any major damage (from an earthquake) or does not appear to be immediately involved in the activity requiring evacuation (fire, gas leak) AND everyone in your immediate vicinity seems to be OK THEN…

6 Ensure the disabled have someone to assist them to the Football field Ask each instructor to lead their class outside to the designated evacuation area (Football Field unless unsafe or told otherwise) and to account for their class members.

7 Go quickly from class to class giving the evacuation order and the directions – simply and clearly – “Is everyone in this room OK?” “Good. Mr. Smith, please lead your class to the Football field, position X and take the class roll with you. Please all stay together and watch out for any debris along the way.” (as an example)

8 Once you have systematically notified all classes and offices/work areas to evacuate, make a sweep of your building if possible to insure all got out OK. Mark with blue tape on exit door as you leave – write on it ‘all cleared’ or note offices/areas you could not access. Evacuate yourself to the Football field and report to the “check in table” the status of your evacuation and condition of the buildings.

9 BUT – If your building has suffered damage and/or you have injured people: What are the immediate problems in your building? – collapsed walls, loose power lines, leaking gas, etc. Do you need to do any emergency cut off closures (gas, etc.)? Is it safe to begin your evacuation plan? Don’t forget to look outside FIRST! Are exits blocked, etc.? If you can, begin the evacuation but also do first aide –Do you have someone who can help you evacuate while you do first aide? Or who can do first aide while you evacuate? –Can you get the injured moved safely to the evacuation area or do you need a rescue crew to reach them?

10 Make sure you notify the command center as soon as possible if you cannot evacuate the injured or the damage to the building is serious (explosion/fire). If you can not phone, send an able bodied volunteer to the command center to report. Identify where the injured are and the extent of injuries if possible – do whatever first aide is possible to do.

11 Special Note for an Earthquake: The shaking starts… Protect yourself and others Do you know what to do inside – Avoid glass ‘duck – cover - hold’ – at least 60 seconds – the ‘crash’ position Safer zones – inside walls, kneel –face away from windows

12 Special Note for an Earthquake: The shaking starts… Do you know what to do outside – Take cover away from any falling hazards (buildings, power lines, trees, etc) – crash position Do you go into the building after the shaking starts if you are outside? Yes, if safe to do so!

13 Evacuation Routes West Campus enter West side of Football field East Campus enter East side of Football field

14 Search Markings When checked Who checked What found Date & Time e.g. 7/29/08 9:30am What Found e.g. water leak Your Name e.g. Jane Smith Who Found e.g. 1-injured removed

15 Put on hard hat, vest & whistle. Bring emergency bag. Enlist help with contacting the people on your List of Spaces You are Responsible For and to assist with the evacuation/disabled/injured people Check exits for safety. If primary exit is unsafe use alternate exit Start to evacuate the building/s in an orderly manner. Check elevators/bathrooms/classrooms/offices etc. Designate someone to assist disabled/injured persons Send people to the Football field unless unsafe/told otherwise. Tell them to stay together once they have reached the Football field. (For reporting in purposes) If people have life threatening injuries or people are trapped inside and there is imminent danger (fire/explosion) send a runner to the Emergency Center (in Administration Building unless told otherwise) or phone 408-210-5371. Once evacuation is complete, close doors (do not lock) and mark “X” with blue tape in bag (see separate sheet for details) At the Football field check the List of Spaces You Are Responsible For and contact your faculty to identify missing people Report to "check in" table at football field. If you cannot get to the check in table phone 408-210-5371 Evacuation Check List

16 Be concise when reporting in: Building Monitor reporting in for (say your building numbers) Report Injuries (e.g.) All building/s evacuated No injuries / One injured person (say name) with minor cuts to leg evacuated to field / One injured person (say name) trapped in room (say location) unable to evacuate. Report On People (e.g.) Everyone accounted for / Three people (list names) unaccounted for Report Damage (e.g.) Say building - minor water leak / major flooding / no damage Once notification is given to either return to classes / leave campus ensure disabled persons are given assistance in getting to their destination (Take them to PE13 for evacuation)

17 Practice an Evacuation! Involve your colleagues if at all possible Do a walk-through of your steps Locate your cut-offs, evac. chairs, etc. Make notes on what you discover that would make a real evacuation more successful. Communicate to the College’s Disaster Planning Team your ideas, comments and suggestions.

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