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Emergency Preparedeness

Being prepared to handle unexpected emergencies is both an organizational and individual responsibility. When an emergency happens, the safety of ASU’s campus community is dependent upon the level of your preparedness.

Review ASU's Emergency Response Guide and the evacuation plans below to prepare yourself for emergencies. 

Building occupant responsibilities

An effective emergency response and subsequent evacuation requires the cooperation of all occupants in a building. Building occupants, to include visitors must know how to act.

Specific responsibilities for employees, faculty, and staff and visitors:

  • Become familiar with the building and its safety devices (pull stations, fire extinguishers, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, ADA areas, egress components, AEDs, etc.).
  • Know the building’s evacuation routes and assembly area’s (see evacuation plans below).
  • Participate in drills and training.
  • Orient students with a brief overview of emergency evacuation procedures on the first day of class.
  • Assist visitors to evacuate safely.

Review ASU's Emergency Response Guide and the evacuation plans below to prepare yourself for emergencies. 

Evacuation plans for CHS

In the event of a campus emergency, these plans are designed to assist in the safe evacuation of students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The plans establish the protocols for a safe and orderly evacuation of people due to a hazard such as but not limited to (severe weather event, fire, hazardous material spill, terrorist act, building maintenance issue, etc.) that threatens the university.

Review ASU's Emergency Response Guide and the evacuation plans below to prepare yourself for emergencies. 

Downtown Phoenix campus

Mayo Clinic

Tempe campus

West campus

Important evacuation reminders

  • Walk, do not run.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • If safe to do so, assist people with mobility impairments as indicated by that person, or direct to the nearest stairwell, and contact ASU Police or local law enforcement agency for assistance.
  • Gather outside at a designated assembly area. There your supervisor/senior person will take roll and account for all personnel.
  • Do not return to your building until instructed from ASU Police or local law enforcement agency, EH&S, or other responders in charge of the scene.

Review ASU's Emergency Response Guide and the evacuation plans above to prepare yourself for emergencies. 

Last page update: February 27, 2020 - 2:32pm