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Incident Support Team7/24/2013

The building evacuation plan is building specific. It is important for all employees of the University to be familiar with the evacuation plan for the building that is their primary place of employment, as well as other areas that they frequent. Evacuation plans and means of egress are posted in all classrooms and most elevator lobby areas. Employees are advised to familiarize themselves with the closest route of safe egress.

Evacuation plans for each building on the Boston Campus are located in Section 5.0 of this EAP.


When a fire alarm device is activated, audible fire alarm horns will sound and visible fire alarm strobe lights will flash. This signals the report of an emergency.
LOW RISE BUILDINGS (less than 4 floors high): If you are not in a high-rise building and an alarm sounds, all floors will evacuate the building.

HIGH RISE BUILDINGS (4 or more floors high): If your building is a high-rise building an automated communication message will sound over the PA system. Listen to the message and follow the instructions. 

Floor Wardens: The Floor Wardens in each building serve on a voluntary basis and report to the Emergency Manager. In the residence halls the Resident Assistants serve as Floor Wardens.  Floor Wardens serve as coordinators in the event of an evacuation and are trained in the various escape routes and evacuation procedures.

Floor Warden Responsibilities: