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EVACUATING

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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

  • KNOW WHEN TO LEAVE

    • A fire alarm sounds, or an authorized person directs you to evacuate
    • A notification via WarnMe
    • A prolonged utility outage
  • 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
  • ASSEMBLE TOGETHER

    • Look at the Emergency Procedures sign posted by exits and stairways to locate your EAA