Garrigus Building Evacuation
1. Recognize Fire or Emergency Situation and Activate Alarm System if
- When you feel your life
or someone elseís life is in danger, or that
significant property damage could occur, do
not hesitate to pull the fire alarm, located
next to the stairwells, or call 911.
- Calls to 911 from a campus
phone go to the UK Police and are then routed
to the Lexington Fire Department.
2. Respond to the Alarm System
- Immediately exit
the building when alarm sounds!
- Make sure the doors are closed as
- If time
- Turn off Bunsen burners,
hot plates, equipment, gas, etc.
- Take personal belongings
only if doing so does not put you in
- Assist anyone in immediate
danger if it does not put you in danger. Be
aware that there may be invisible fumes in
the area, making it a dangerous situation for
you. If you canít directly aid victims, be
sure to report their location to emergency
- You are not expected
to use a fire extinguisher but you may if you
have been trained and if the fire is relatively
3. Evacuate using closest usable
- DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS!
Only use the stairs.
- Be familiar with the stairwell
exits and exits on first and ground floors.
Be aware that flames, smoke or debris may block
your primary exit route. In this case, use
the secondary exit.
- Crawl to exit if heavy smoke
is present. If you cannot make it to an exit,
go to a window, close the door and signal for
- Two persons on each floor,
generally the faculty floor leader and staff
assistant, are assigned to check that the floor
has been vacated and help those needing assistance.
These people will also carry a list of their
floor personnel to the designated gathering
area for check in.
- Anyone needing assistance
should contact floor leaders.
- If someone needs help
but cannot make it down the stairs, they
should be taken to the stairwell. The
stairwells are one of the safest parts
of the building. You may wish to volunteer
to stay with them. Make sure people evacuating
know of their location and will report
it to emergency personnel.
- Go to the designated area
(end of brick walk-way outside Ag. North) to
check in and Floor Leaders report anyone still
in the building needing assistance. Persons
in the basement should congregate near the
Greenhouses. An Emergency Contact person for
the building will report to fire/emergency
personnel all persons and hazards they have
been made aware of. Emergency Contact Person
for the Garrigus Building is Kabby Akers.
- Do not re-enter
the building until emergency officials have
given the approval.
Special Situations and Areas
The Fire Marshall and the Fire Department would like to have the following
- a list of all areas that
have special circumstances, such as animals,
hazardous materials, equipment, etc., that
emergency personnel need to be aware of.
- a list of all persons needing
assistance in evacuating and their office numbers
- day and night telephone
numbers of Principal Investigators for each
- Please report these special
areas and persons to Herb Strobel (email@example.com)
or Kabby Akers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and they will forward the information to the
- Instructors are required
to provide information to students during the
first week of classes regarding the exit of
classrooms and laboratories in the event of
an emergency. It is the responsibility of the
professor to dismiss the class and evacuate
the building safely and meet in a prearranged
- Each semester faculty, staff
and graduate students will give the staff assistant(s)
on each floor an updated class schedule and
s/he will keep that and an updated personnel
list for the floor.
- Be familiar with the evacuation
plan posted on each floor.
- Always evacuate:
do not stay in the building. Emergency personnel
risk their safety coming into a potentially
dangerous situation to evacuate people still
in the building.
Be alert during times of potential
severe weather. In the case of lightning, or
severe winds, move away from windows! In the
event of an actual tornado, the safest places
in the building are the stairwells, B-52 or lobby
area in the basement, or the core area of the
building, such as conference rooms. Close office
doors when leaving the room so that potential
debris does not enter the rest of the floor.