General Evacuation Procedures
Evacuation is only necessary when emergency personnel determine that a particular building or area cannot be safely occupied.
- Remain as calm as possible, do not rush or panic
- Gather your keys, medication and valuables if it is safe to do so
- Close, but do not lock, your office door and window if it is safe to do so
- Use the nearest safe stairs (do not use the elevator) and proceed to the nearest exit
- Test closed doors for heat and/or fire by touching the door with the back of your hand; do not proceed if hot
- Proceed calmly and safely to the designated Emergency Assembly Area (EAA)
- Follow instructions from emergency responders
- Do not re-enter building until you are instructed to do so
In a major emergency, such as a wildfire or widespread hazardous materials release, certain regions of the campus — or the entire campus — may be evacuated. The UC Merced Police Department will implement evacuations.
A variety of emergency notification methods will be used to communicate evacuation orders and provide direction to the safest evacuation route.