What is an evacuation?
An evacuation is a precaution in which everyone leaves the threatened area and goes to the safest and closest refuge.
When is evacuation necessary?
Emergencies that may require an evacuation include:
- bomb threats
- releases of dangerous goods inside the building you’re in (chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear contaminants, for example)
- structural damage.
Know your building! Be aware of all evacuation routes and manual fire alarms, as well as the evacuation assembly points for your building: