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EVACUATION PROCEDURES

In the event of an evacuation, GBC personnel have the responsibility to give instructions, close but do not lock doors, and provide other required safety measures, unless otherwise directed by emergency personnel.

SOME EMERGENCIES MAY REQUIRE THE EVACUATION OF THE BUILDINGS

In this event:

  1. Fire alarms will be used to sound evacuation situation. FAILURE TO EVACUATE IS UNLAWFUL.
  2. Remain calm and orderly. Walk quickly but DO NOT RUN to the NEAREST exit.
  3. Follow instructions of emergency personnel (i.e., Fire Fighter, EMT, Police, Campus Security, or Campus Buildings & Grounds).
  4. If persons with disabilities are in the area give needed assistance. FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR EVACUATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT RIGHT.
  5. If time permits, turn off lights and equipment that you were using and close but do not lock doors as you leave.
  6. GBC students and staff, move to your designated meeting location away from the building and assemble to wait for further instructions. All office groups must check in with their Administrative Assistant.  All classes must check in with their Professor.
  7. Keep roadways and walkways CLEAR for emergency vehicles. Stay at your assembly area until instructed otherwise. High School students should go to the football field.
  8. No one is permitted to re-enter a building until the okay is given by the Police or Fire Department.


EVACUATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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All GBC personnel are responsible for the evacuation of persons with disabilities in their respective areas. GBC personnel must obtain the assistance necessary to evacuate these persons. GBC personnel must ensure the persons with disabilities are attended to until the “ALL CLEAR” is given or until relieved by
emergency personnel.

PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

Tell the person the nature of the emergency and offer to guide them to the nearest exit. Have the person take your elbow and escort them (this is the preferred method when acting as a “sighted guide”).

PERSONS WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

Two methods of warning are:

  1. Write a message indicating the nature of the emergency and the nearest evacuation route. For example: FIRE!! Exit out the 1st door on the left and go to the parking lot. NOW!!
  2. Tap the person’s shoulder and point to the strobe lights on the fire alarms or turn the room lights on and off to get their attention. Indicate through writing a note or gesturing what is happening and what to do.

PERSONS WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS

Persons with mobility impairments should be escorted to the nearest exit. Do not attempt to carry persons with mobility impairments unless there is IMMINENT DANGER. Lifting a person with minimal ability to move may be dangerous to their well being. If a person with mobility impairments can not leave the building without assistance one employee should remain with them as long as it is safe to do so while a second employee contacts the emergency responders for assistance.

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