Emergency Response Plan - Fire-Smoke-Explosions
Whenever the fire alarms and/or sprinkler systems are activated, please follow these directions:
1. All occupants of the building must promptly and calmly evacuate using the nearest exit and report to the emergency designated assembly area.
Do not use elevators.
Take necessary personal items (coats, purses, keys, etc.) with you, as you may not be allowed to return to the building.
Be aware of others in your area (or those you are responsible for) and inform them to evacuate as well.
Follow directions given by emergency building personnel.
In the event that you encounter smoke and/or fire while evacuating, exercise caution and logic to help ensure your safety and the safety of others. Remember, “Stay Low and Go!”
Once gathered at the predetermined assembly area, take a head count to ensure that all individuals are safely out of the building. In the event of an actual fire, the Fire Department and/or JCCC Campus Police will request this information.
2. Representatives from JCCC Campus Police will respond to the affected building to determine the location of the smoke/fire.
The Overland Park Fire Department is contacted and responds to all fire alarms.
If no source of smoke/fire is located, the occupants will be given an “all clear” to return to the building by JCCC Campus Police or the Overland Park Fire Department.
Individuals needing evacuation assistance should establish procedures in advance with their instructor or supervisor. Access Services for Students with Disabilities (ext. 3521) and/or the office of Emergency Preparedness (ext. 7622) are available for consultation on these procedures.
Do not return to the building until JCCC Campus Police or the Overland Park Fire Department informs you that it is safe to do so.
Do not use the elevator to evacuate the building during a fire.
Always evacuate the building anytime the fire alarm and/or sprinkler system is activated.
Once an evacuation has started, do not stop the process until it is complete.