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Housing & Residential Life Emergency Evacuation Plan

Housing Evacuation Instructions

The following outlines the scope of the Housing and Residential Life’s evacuation plan and delineates staff roles and responsibilities during the evacuation process.

  1. Purpose

    1. Reduce the possibility of injury and fatality to individuals inside buildings during a life- threatening emergency through an organized evacuation procedure.
  2. Objectives

    1. Alert individuals inside the housing complex that a hazard exists and evacuation has been ordered.
    2. Conduct orderly and safe evacuation from danger areas by the designated route.
    3. Notify necessary units and individuals to assure safe evacuation.
    4. Warn inhabitants of the building through the following measures:
      1. Fire Alarm
      2. Personnel
      3. University Emergency Notification System
      4. Telephone/Text
      5. Email
      6. Housing Television Channel 3
    5. In case of an extreme after-hours emergency, if possible, Housing and Residential Life’s Hall Coordinators should use their telephone tree to contact off-campus HRL employees so that they can return back to campus and assist with emergency evacuation.
  3. Principal Building Marshals and Alternates

    Below is a list of the acting Principal Building Marshals, Alternates, Building Marshals, Floor Captains, and their contact information. Depending on whether it is a business hours or after hour’s emergency evacuation.

    • Principal Building Marshals (Business Hours)

    • Principal Building Marshal: Elson Browne, Associate Director, Res. Life – (562) 328-4968
    • Alternate: Art Perez, Associate Director, Facilities – (562) 577-8789
    • Building Marshals

    • Residence Commons: Michelle Shultes, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-5167 and 985-5161
    • Residence Commons: Ashley Powers, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-5168 and 985-5161
    • Parkside Commons: Danny Zahn, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-8523 and 985-4990
    • Parkside Commons: Deresa Crenshaw, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-8522 and 985-4990
    • Los Alamitos hall: Jill LeDuff, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-5153 and 9855151
    • Los Cerritos hall: Rogelio Becerra, Residence Coordinator – (562)5143 and 9855141
    • RLC Pacific: Abby Scheitlin, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-3042 and 9853032
    • RLC Beach: Ashley Morris, Residence Coordinator – (562) 985-3025 and 9853032
    • Floor Captains

    • The Resident Assistants are considered the Floor Captains
  4. Evacuation

    1. When building evacuation is determined to be necessary by the University President, the CSULB University Police Department, and/or Residence Coordinators, occupants will leave the building immediately to the nearest designated emergency evacuation site. When exiting the building take your valuables with you.
    2. Evacuation of persons with physical disabilities will be given high priority in all emergencies; they will be evacuated in accordance with the building evacuation plan. Check with Hall Coordinators or Resident Assistants to determine whether or not the RLC elevator can be used for evacuation.
    3. If total evacuation from campus is necessary, emergency personnel or the University Police Department will give specific instructions for safe evacuation.
  5. Emergency Notification System

    When major damage is observed and/or a report is made that an emergency exists, the following will occur:

    1. According to priorities established by the University, available emergency personnel and apparatus will be dispatched to the scene.
    2. Emergency notification will occur by using designated Hall Coordinators or Resident Assistants in the housing complex and the University Police if available.
    3. Designated emergency personnel will report to assigned areas and stand by.

      All evacuees will be reminded to take all personal belongings with them and informed

      that they may not be permitted reentry to the building for an extended period of time.

  6. Communication

    Hall Coordinators, Resident Assistants, or Maintenance Personnel shall determine whether the Housing complex needs to be evacuated.

    If it is determined that the Halls/Suites need to be evacuated, the following will be utilized:

    1. If safe to use the building fire alarm and bullhorns to clear building
    2. Emergency personnel (voice command)
    3. University Emergency Address System
    4. Telephone alert to building personnel

    During business hours, if residence halls are evacuated, the housing facilities staff will stand guard at main entrances to ensure that no one enters the buildings. For after-hour evacuations, it will be the Residential Life staff responsibility to ensure the residence halls are secure.

    Emergency personnel (Res. Life Coordinator/Res. Assistants) remain behind the evacuation to sweep the areas to assure that everyone is out of the buildings.

    Once the emergency personnel report that their respective areas are evacuated, the Hall Coordinators will report that fact to the University EOC (Emergency Operations Center) via two-way radio.

  7. Rosters

    In order for emergency personnel to know who may be missing from each residence hall, the Residence Coordinators and the Resident Assistants will take roll for their respective areas. They will gather resident information and then forward all rosters to the Principal Building Marshal at the Housing EOC located on the Housing Office Lawn.

  8. End of Emergency

    Only emergency personnel such as the Hall Coordinators, Housing Directors, or the University Police shall determine the end of an emergency and whether the building is safe for reentry. If the building is safe to reenter, safety personnel will sound the “all-clear” by the following:

    1. Voice command
    2. Loud speakers
    3. University Emergency Notification System
  9. Safe Staging Area

    The following locations in the housing complexes have been designated as safe staging areas for housing evacuations. Emergency personnel may designate other specific areas as needed.

    • Housing Lawn Area – The lawn area adjacent to the Main Housing office is the safe staging area designated for Parkside Commons Halls: G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, Q, Parkside Dining hall, Parkside office, and Main Housing offices’ residents and staffs
    • Los Alamitos Lawn Area – The lawn area north of Los Alamitos hall is the safe staging area designated for Los Alamitos hall, Residence dining hall, D, E, and F Building residents and staffs
    • Los Cerritos Lawn Area – The lawn area south of Los Cerritos is the safe staging area designated for Los Cerritos hall, A, B, and C Buildings’ residents and staffs
    • International House (IH) – The lawn area in front of the IH hall is the safe staging area designated for residents and staffs
    • Residential Learning College (RLC) – The RLC park is designated the safe staging area for the RLC dining hall, Pacific hall, and Beach hall residents and staffs

    Assuming that an emergency evacuation is one that does not require evacuating from campus or onsite housing complex, emergency personnel will remain at their posts until the “all clear” signal has been given by the Hall Coordinator or University Police.

  10. Evacuation from Campus

    If evacuation from campus is necessary, University Police or EOC personnel will designate evacuation routes.

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