Evacuation Procedures

Safety & Security




Some emergency situations will require the evacuation of only one building or area, while others may dictate the entire campus be evacuated. The type of emergency situation will dictate the method of evacuation. When a building is evacuated, all persons will leave immediately and in an orderly and safe manner.

Building Evacuation


All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds and/or upon notification by Building Coordinator.

When the building evacuation alarm is activated during an emergency, everyone must leave by the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.


Once the alarm has been sounded, Building Coordinators will physically check each room/area in the building to ensure everyone has left the building.

Once outside, everyone must proceed to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. Assembly areas for fires are the N-1 Parking Lot.

No one is to return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by Safety Director or University Police.

Campus Evacuation/Building Control


Vehicle Control:

When the emergency dictates that the campus be evacuated, consideration must be given to vehicle traffic control.

Personnel will be strategically placed at specific locations to direct vehicle traffic. Specific location assignments and instructions will be secured by the Safety Director or University Police.

Securing Buildings or Areas


Maintenance personnel will assist in securing any damaged buildings or areas. Specific locations and directions will be issued by the Safety Director. Securing the area will consist of:

  • Placement of physical barriers such as ropes, barricades, cones, etc.
  • Strategic placement of personnel to physically restrict access by unauthorized person.

Utilities Control


Maintenance personnel will secure all utilities to the damaged building or area as required by the Incident Commander.

Evacuations of students and/or employees at the Ft. Rucker Location will be managed by military and duly appointed civilian personnel authorized by the Department of the Army. The Ft. Rucker Director will contact the TROY-Dothan Campus Switchboard Operator with appropriate information as soon as students and employees are out of immediate danger.