How to leave in a hurry
EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY AREA
The Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) for a campus building is noted on the Emergency Procedures signs posted by exits and stairways. EAAs are open areas located a safe distance from a building. (EAAs should not be confused with Designated Waiting Areas.)
DESIGNATED WAITING AREA
A Designated Waiting Area (DWA) is a waiting spot inside of a building for those who need help evacuating.
- From a DWA, call 911 (510-642-3333 via cell) for assistance.
- If you cannot reach your DWA, find a room with an exterior window, and call 911.
- If phones are down, signal from a window with a visible object, or use a whistle.
- Click here for more information on evacuation resources for people with functional and access needs.
TAKE TIME TO GET READY
- Make a Go Bag
- Know your building's exit routes and stairways
- Look for Emergency Procedures signs at the exits and stairways, and locate your EAA
- Participate in building evacuation drills
- If you are disabled, see Functional and Access Needs for information, and learn your building’s Designated Waiting Area
STAY CALM AND BE SAFE
- Take your Go Bag
- Walk, don't run
- Never use elevators
- Assemble in your EAA. During a large-scale evacuation, your building's EAA may not be available, so follow directions
- Do not re-enter until allowed by emergency personnel
- Visit berkeley.edu, listen to KALX 90.7 FM, or call 800-705-9998 for updates
- Call 911 (510-642-3333 via cell) for help