Libraries Emergency Response Plan by kch10832

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									                          Libraries              Emergency Response Plan:
                          Q u i c k               R e f e r e n c e G u i d e  

))) FIRE ALARM
When the fire alarm is activated, follow the directions of            ACTIVE SHOOTER
the Floor Wardens and immediately evacuate the                  In the event of an active shooter, the actions below are
building.                                                       recommended, use common sense and follow the
Stay in designated evacuation site until given the okay to      instructions of emergency personnel. If you are directly
re-enter the building.                                          involved or you can hear gunshots in the immediate
                                                                vicinity:
      FIRE
                                                                • Go to the nearest room or office
In the event of an actual fire that has not yet activated
                                                                • Close and lock the room or office door
the alarm, employees will alert and evacuate people in
                                                                • Turn off the interior lights
the area, activate the nearest fire alarm, and call 911.
                                                                • Silence mobile phones
                                                                • Close the office blinds or curtains
Once the alarm is activated, normal evacuation
                                                                • Call UCI Police Emergency 911 from any telephone,
procedures should be followed.
                                                                including the "Blue Phone" immediately and provide the
                                                                following information:
                                                                  Your name and exact location
      EARTHQUAKE                                                  • Location of incident (be as specific as possible)
There will not be a mandatory evacuation of the building          • Number of suspect(s) and description
after an earthquake unless the fire alarm is activated.           • Number and location of injured victims
                                                                  • Remain quiet and DO NOT answer or open the door
If the fire alarm IS activated then normal evacuation             until assistance from emergency personnel arrives
procedures should be followed.
                                                                If you are not directly involved, you do not hear
If the fire alarm IS NOT activated it is up to individuals as   gunshots nearby, and it appears safe to exit:
to whether or not they want to evacuate the building.           Evacuate the building if it is safe to do so
                                                                • If it is reasonably safe, report to the designated building
After an earthquake, the building will be surveyed for          assembly area or another safe area
structural damage. If structural damage is found, a             • Call UCI Police Emergency 911 from any telephone,
verbal evacuation will take place.                              including the "Blue Phone" immediately and provide the
                                                                following information:
                                                                • Your name and exact location
        UTILITY FAILURE                                         Location of incident (be as specific as possible)
Depending on the time of the utility failure, the following     Number of suspect(s) and description
procedures should be followed:                                  Number and location of injured victims

Power is out at scheduled opening time: The building
shall not be opened and “Building Closed Due to Power                  EXPLOSION OR TERRORIST ATTACK
Outage” signs shall be posted on all entry doors while a        Employees shall follow these guidelines during any
decision is sought from supervisors and/or Library              explosion or terrorist attack (including a bomb blast,
Facilities. Library Administration shall determine              airplane crash, mechanical failure, etc.):
whether employees should report to work.
                                                                • Seek protection from flying glass and debris under a
Power is disrupted during daylight hours: Equipment              desk, table, or other heavy furniture
shall be turned off and users relocated to light/safe           • Remain inside the building until directed to evacuate
areas. Reading rooms with natural light can remain              • Follow directions of Floor Wardens
open.
                                                                If employees have information about the incident which
Power is disrupted after dark or remains disrupted              may be useful to investigators, they shall call UCI Police
for more than two hours: The library shall close and            at x45223 or give the officer at the scene a detailed
appropriate signage shall be posted. A verbal                   report.
evacuation of all floors shall take place. Library
Administration shall determine whether employees shall
be released to go home.

                     Take every opportunity to prepare yourself for an emergency by reading the
                            UCI Libraries Emergency Plan @ http://emergency.lib.uci.edu
                                                                                                            Revised:April 2009
 

								
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