White Memorial Chemistry Library
It is the responsibility
of the Chemistry Library Floor Marshal (or Student Assistant[s] on duty if no
Floor Marshal is present) to coordinate all the following actions until trained
Fire & Rescue professionals can take over the situation:
the building alarm box in the hallway just outside the front doors of the
Library. Call UMPD at 911 and identify reason for evacuation
(i.e., fire, electrical outage)
2. Flick the lights 3 times to alert
deaf patrons that there is an emergency situation.
3. Check to make sure
no one is trapped in the elevator. Do NOT use the elevator.
Keep people calm and moving towards the front exit of the Library or to the
stairwell emergency exits to get out of the building. Do not worry about
checking bags for library materials. Assist with crowd control and move people
away from the building once outside.
5. Close all Library doors; do not
lock to give emergency personnel access. When fire or smoke present, keep low to
the floor. Before passing through any door, feel it. If it is hot, do not open
it, stay in the room or find another exit. If trapped, call 911 and give room
6. Staff should take personal belongings, i.e., purses, keys,
etc., with them when evacuating. If a patron refuses to leave the building, the
floor marshal should call the police department at 911 so they can deal with the
7. Notify the Dean’s office (5-9127 or 5-9128) and Public
Services (5-9251) of the situation at the Library.
8. Note the incident
in the Log Book at the Circulation Desk when the building is cleared for
re-entry. During the regular Library business hours the Floor Marshals for the
Chemistry Library are Alla Balannik and Peter Armstrong. At all other times,
student assistants at the Circulation Desk are Fire Marshals.