Broward Administrative Contact Numbers
Associate VP, Broward Campuses
Director, Physical Plant
Assoc. Director, Facilities Planning-Broward
Sgt. Miguel Cardona
Broward Emergency Operations Resources and Procedures
University Crisis Action Guide
SPECIFIC PROCEDURES FOR BUILDING EVACUATION
These procedures are designed for use any time the building alarm sounds, whether it is a drill or a real emergency. Drills will be held each semester and will not be announced to students and staff ahead of time. Some drills will take place during the day, others in the evening. Take any sounding of the alarm as a potential emergency. Students and staff need to know what is expected to help us maintain a safe and secure atmosphere in the building.
WHEN YOU HEAR AN ALARM
When you hear the alarm, take it seriously.
Take your keys, close your door, and proceed quickly down the nearest unblocked stairwell or directly out the nearest exit.
As you leave, turn off any hazardous machinery or open flames.
Elevator power will be shut off, so do not try to use the elevator.
If you exit down a stairwell, note any disabled person waiting for assistance. Also note any friend or colleague waiting with them. Once on the ground, tell the Police Service Technician the stairwell, the floor, and, if you know, the name(s) of those waiting. In an extreme case where you must help to evacuate a disabled person from the stairwell, ask them how to safely carry or assist them.
Once outside, check in with the Security Officer:
On the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Campus go to the far side of the parking lot
On the Davie Campus go to the grassy area east of the LA breezeway
On the SeaTech Research Center go to the east side of the parking lot
IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY THAT LIMITS MOBILITY
Proceed to an evacuation area - the nearest unblocked stairwell or exit way.
Ask others who are going downstairs or leaving the exit area to notify the Police Service Technician that you are waiting for assistance. Make sure they know your name and your location.
In case of a real emergency, professional staff will meet you where you wait and take you to safety. In case of a fire or evacuation drill, you and any person assisting you will be permitted to wait in the stairwell or the exit area.