Emergency215-573-3333

Evacuation

An evacuation is implemented under conditions when it is no longer safe for Penn faculty, staff and students to remain in a building or a specific area in a building.

An evacuation is implemented under conditions when it is no longer safe for students, faculty and staff to remain in a building or a specific area in a building. This requires occupants to move out and away from a building to a designated building area of refuge or out and away from a specific area within a building. Most commonly used when there is a suspected fire or hazardous material spill in a building.

Procedures

  • Notify occupants and help those needing assistance in the immediate area.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station
  • Confine the fire by closing doors as you exit
  • Evacuate the building at the nearest exit and call the Penn Police at 215-573-3333.
  • Do not, under any circumstances, enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel.

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