McClelland Hall Emergency Leads

McClelland Hall Emergency Leads

Every Eller department, center and lab must have one Departmental Emergency Lead and one Alternate Departmental Emergency Lead. These individuals must be willing to perform the following duties:
  • Pass on information regarding Eller emergency procedures to respective units
  • Keep crisis response kit ready at all times
  • Participate in annual training sessions
  • Communicate with other Eller Emergency Leads / Alternate Emergency Leads via hand-held radio during emergencies
  • Communicate with Emergency Responders during an emergency

Click here to see a list of current Eller Emergency Team Leads / Emergency Team Alternate Leads.

Crisis Response Kit

Crisis response kits shall contain the following:

  • Hand-held radio
  • Vest
  • Flashlight
  • Mask
  • Clipboard with phone trees and evacuation routes

 Eller Evacuation Procedure - Emergency Department Leads / Emergency Alternate Leads

If you hear the fire alarm sirens or see the fire alarm strobes flashing:

  • Gather crisis response kit
    • Don vest
    • Turn radio to channel 16
  • Encourage others in your area to safely vacate
  • Do not force anyone to leave, and do not stay with anyone unwilling to leave
  • Evacuate the building via closest exit or stairs. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS. If you are working in a laboratory, as quickly as possible, shut down any lab procedures involving heated reactions before you  leave. As you leave your work area, close all doors, including any that have been propped open
  • Direct people away from the building to one of the evacuation points outlined below:

  • Report any details of the fire to the University of Arizona Police Department (621-8273) after evacuating. State that you are calling about the McClelland Hall - BUILDING #108.
  • Remain outside the building, at the designated evacuation points, until UAPD personnel give the "ALL CLEAR". ONLY PEOPLE LOCATED AT THE DESIGNATED EVACUATION POINTS WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN THE BUILDING MAY BE RE-OCCUPIED. If you evacuate to another location, you may not receive the "ALL CLEAR" notice.

It is very important that you NEVER ENTER A BUILDING IF YOU HEAR THE FIRE ALARM SIREN OR SEE THE FIRE ALARM STROBES FLASHING. A fire or other emergency could be in progress and you may be putting yourself in danger.

It is even more important that you NEVER RE-ENTER A BUILDING YOU HAVE EVACUATED UNTIL YOU HAVE HEARD THE "ALL CLEAR". Both UAPD and Tucson Fire Department will silence the fire alarm sirens when they arrive at a building so they can communicate over their radios. Just because you may hear the fire alarm siren turn off doesn't mean the building can be re-entered. Wait at the designated evacuation point for notice from UAPD that you can go back into the building.

Evacuation Procedure for Persons with Limited Mobility

Before a fire alarm happens, supervisors should specifically make sure that any employees with mobility limitations are informed of the closest safe refuge area locations and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.

  • If a person with limited mobility is able to exit the building without use of the elevator (i.e. the person is on the ground level of the building) then they should exit the building and proceed to one of the evacuation areas.
  • If a person with limited mobility is located on an upper floor or in the basement, they should proceed to the nearest enclosed space or exterior stairwell.
  • The person with limited mobility should remain in the area of refuge. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CARRY ANYONE UP OR DOWN THE STAIRS! Enclosed stairwells are safe refuge areas for people who cannot evacuate, because the stairwells have a higher fire resistant construction than the surrounding building and a separate ventilation system. Exterior stairs are protected by the fire rated walls of the building. It is acceptable for a staff member to remain with someone ONLY if there is another staff member evacuating that can report to Tucson Fire Department (TFD) or UAPD the location and number of people in a stairwell.
  • Make sure any doors to the stairwell are closed. Open doors will violate the safe "envelope" and might allow smoke, and possibly fire, into the stairwell.
  • Once outside, staff should inform an emergency responder (TFD or UAPD) that someone is in a stairwell and the location of that particular stairwell. Tucson Fire Department will make the determination to evacuate people in stairwells if necessary.
  • After UAPD has given the "ALL CLEAR", the co-worker or supervisor should go immediately to the safe refuge area and notify the person with limited mobility.

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