Faculty Information for Classroom

Faculty Information for Classroom

Review Your Plans

  • Familiarize yourself with your department’s emergency plan in the green Safety Information Book located in your department office
  • Know 2 exit routes from the classrooms in which you are teaching 
  • Keep the following materials with you in every class:
    • Class roster.
    • Any departmental contact phone numbers needed in an emergency
  • Review emergency information for evacuation and general emergency procedures with your students at the beginning of each quarter.

Fire Alarms

Fire alarms sound a slow whoop, a horn or a voice broadcasting an evacuation message. In most buildings, alarms include strobe lights for persons with hearing disabilities.

  • Instruct everyone to evacuate immediately.
  • Procedures that may be hazardous if left unattended should be shut down.
  • Verify that everyone leaves.
  • Verify that all doors are closed.
    • Closing doors significantly reduces fire and smoke damage and can save lives.
  • Never use an elevator during a fire.

Building Evacuation for Persons with Disabilities

If you have a person with a known disability in your class, you should be knowledgeable about their personal response plan and who may be assisting them.

  • See the Emergency Management website for the document, Emergency Evacuation Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities.

There are three options for evacuation available to persons with disabilities:

  1. Evacuate to the outside or to another building
  2. Go to an evacuation location: Evacuation to the inside of a closed stairwell
  3. Stay in place: Remain in the room. Call University Police at (360) 650-3911 or 911.

Behavior Safety Concerns

If you have concerned that someone may pose a safety risk to you or the campus in general call, SAFE Campus (360) 650-SAFE (360) 650-7233.