Published August 10, 2015 at 2:12 PM
General Evacuation Procedures
Building Fire Prevention & Evacuation Plan
Each Building will have a Building Fire Prevention and Evacuation Plan (483 KB) (pdf). This document will assist you in developing your plan. The fire prevention component is based on New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), Public Employee Safety and Health (PESH), and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Once organized, the Building Representatives assist in the development of the plan. The plan includes the process of organizing the Building Representatives into the Fire Prevention and Evacuation Committee that will identify main exit routes, fire suppression equipment, fire alarm activation devices, and facilitates evacuation from the building, as well as identifies assembly areas for the occupants, and determines accountability after people have evacuated. Training, organizational meetings, and identification of assembly areas are facilitated by EH&S Fire and Life Safety Division. Plans should be reviewed at least once annually.
Fire Evacuation Drills
Fire evacuation drills test the process of exercising the Building Occupants’ abilities to evacuate from a building. Resident Life areas and Assembly areas must have 4 annual drills, and all other buildings must have 3 annual drills in accordance with the New York State Fire Code. Go to http://emergency.buffalo.edu/ub-emergency-planning.html for emergency updates and information.
Do not call 911 or University Police for general information during an emergency, as this will delay response to the emergency. This site will provide new details as quickly as possible.