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Emergency Evacuation Procedures/Drills

Responsible Office: Environmental Health and Safety

Policy Type: Security and Safety

Policy Number: 802

Last Date Revised: 4/28/17

 

Procedures - Per Binghamton University Emergency Management Procedures for 'Fire' (http://emergency.binghamton.edu/?page=procedures/Fire) it is the policy at Binghamton University that all persons evacuate a building immediately when the alarms sound. No person who is physically capable of self-evacuation shall remain inside any building during an alarm other than emergency response personnel.

No person shall enter a building in which the alarms are sounding, with the exception of specifically requested personnel by emergency responders.

Drills - Definition: An exercise performed to train staff and occupants, and to elevate their efficiency and effectiveness, in carrying out emergency evacuation procedures.

Section 807 of the NYS Education Law requires that drills be conducted in all buildings.

The new NYS Fire Code states the frequency of such drills as follows:

Occupancy
Frequency
Participation
A - Assembly
Quarterly
Employees
B - Business
(college/universities)
Three annually
All occupants
E - Educational
(12th grade and under)
Monthly
All occupants
R2 - Residential
Four annually
All occupants

 

EH&S with assistance from UPD shall be responsible for conducting these drills and generating the appropriate paperwork, which will be managed and stored by EH&S.

Per the requirements of the Fire Code of NYS, Chapter 4, 405.4, the drills shall be held at unexpected times and under varying conditions.

Records of Drills shall include the following information:

- identity of the person conducting the drill
- date and time of the drill
- notification method used
- staff members on duty and participating
- special conditions (if any) simulated
- problems encountered
- weather conditions during the drill
- time for complete evacuation
- number of occupants evacuated

Last Updated: 4/28/17