Fire Alarm Evacuation Policy

Date approved: 9-15-1985
Last update: 9-15-1985
Approved by: President
Oversight unit: PUBLIC SAFETY AND POLICE SERVICES
Subject category: Safety
Level: Admin Policy
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Purpose

To establish a policy for the evacuation of all buildings owned or controlled by Northern Michigan University.

Applicability

All University employees, full time, part time, temporary, casual labor, students and visitors.

Description

 

When a fire alarm sounds, all personnel must evacuate the building immediately and move away from the exit door. With the exception of Fire Department personnel and Public Safety Officers, no one is allowed to enter the building until notification has been given by a representative of Public Safety that it is safe to re-enter. If a fire alarm is silenced, this is not an indicator that it is safe to re-enter the building.

References

NFPA 27-7.1, NFPA 27-3.4.3.1, NFPA 9-7.1, NFPA 9-3.4.1, NFPA 17-7.3.1, and NFPA 17-3.4.1. Michigan Fire Prevention Code, Act 207, as amended, 29.19, Section 19. Northern Michigan University Ordinances, adopted 1971, as amended, Section 9.00, and Northern Michigan University Student Code section 2.2.14.