When the evacuation “signal” is given, leave the building immediately, following the primary exit route. If this route is unsafe, use your secondary exit route. Do not waste time collecting your personal belongings before exiting.
Use stairs to evacuate. Elevators can jam, trapping riders inside.
Help people around you to evacuate: knock on doors, check bathrooms, and yell to others as you leave. Assist anyone with disabilities in exiting the building.
Upon reaching street level, clear the exit way immediately. Keep all streets, fire lanes, fire hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency crews and vehicles.
IMPORTANT: In some campus buildings the fire alarm is local and only rings in that building. In any emergency, it is very important to contact the police/fire/ambulance at 911 and Oakland Public Safety at 510.430.5555 (extension 5555 from any campus phone).