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Evacuation Procedures
It is the responsibility of the Architecture Library Fire Marshal to coordinate the following actions:

In an emergency situation, when the fire alarm goes off or there is some other emergency,  clear the library of all patrons.  When there are two staff members present, one should clear the main floor, and the other should clear the mezzanine. 

Patrons may exit the library using either the regular doors, or the emergency exit doors.  Keep patrons moving until out of the the Architecture Building. Leave the building by the doors onto the bridge (Campus Drive exit, closest to the library). If this exit is not available, go down the steps closest to the library, and exit though one of the doors on the lower level.

Lock the library doors after everyone has been evacuated (unless the fire or emergency is located in the library, then the doors should be left open to give emergency personnel access). 

Staff members should wait outside the building, close enough to be in sight of the doors, but far enough away to be out of danger, so they an get back into the building quickly if/when the emergency is over.

Keep people calm and moving towards the exits of the library and then building. If a patron refuses to leave the building, the fire marshal should call the police department at 911 so they can deal with the situation.

The goal is to get people out of the building as quickly and calmly as possible. Do not worry about checking bags for library materials. However, staff should take personal belongings (backpacks, purses, keys, etc.) with them when leaving the library so that they do not have to return to the site.

When present, the Fire Marshal for the Architecture Library is Amrita Kaur, Cindy Larimer is back-up.  At all other times, student assistants are Fire Marshals.