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To: The Yale Community
From: Frank Casalaina and Maria Lavandier Bouffard
Posted Date: Nov 01, 2016 01:39:47 pm
Summary:  University fire and evacuation procedures
Last Updated: Nov 02, 2016 09:01:18 pm Message ID: 144351

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the university's fire and evacuation procedures, we would like to remind you that in the event of a fire, fire alarm, or smoke condition, the best practice is to evacuate the building. Before you leave, turn off any hazardous equipment, gas supplies, or other potentially incendiary devices, if possible.

Each department, lab, or classroom should have a predetermined meeting place outside of the building. Staff lists, class rosters, and other organizational information should be used to account for students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you are uncertain of your meeting place, ask a department manager or director, a floor fire captain, your business office, or someone in the Fire Code Compliance office at (203) 432-9923—or establish a meeting place and communicate it to your constituents and colleagues. Once outside, call 911. If anyone is missing or suspected missing, report this information to emergency officials immediately.

Individuals in certain positions—such as those who work with hazardous or flammable materials—may be required to receive training on the use of portable fire extinguishers. Anyone can receive training online or in person by contacting Fire Code Compliance at (203) 432-9923. For other opportunities for safety training, visit the Environmental Health and Safety website.

Resources and guidelines are available on the Emergency Management website to help departments plan for emergencies. The site also includes planning information for individuals who cannot evacuate on their own. Finally, please keep your contact information updated and available for the Yale Alert system. Yale contractors, visitors, neighbors, spouses, and others can now sign up for Yale Alert. Go  and follow the instructions to set up an account or Text “Join Yale_Alert” to 30890. Save the Yale Alert phone number (203) 432-5830 and assign a different ringtone so it catches your attention if it rings.

Thank you for your attention to fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Best regards,

Frank Casalaina  Maria Lavandier Bouffard 

Fire Code Compliance Emergency Management