Emergency Evacuation Procedure

(Updated AUGUST 2021)

Mid Michigan College recognizes that physical emergencies may occur which could warrant evacuation of its buildings. The College has developed procedures to facilitate such an event. For any Emergency Evacuation Plan to be successful, it must have the support of every member of the campus community and be tested regularly. As such, each member should become familiar with evacuation procedures and participate in evacuation drills when administered.

Preparatory Protocols:

  • Exit and Safety Identification: The College has identified and labeled all Fire Exits throughout its buildings.
  • Emergency Plan Maps: Classrooms, labs, and public areas have Emergency Plan Maps, posted.

Emergency Plan Maps are available on the College website and housed under Campus Safety.(see links below)

Decision Making for Evacuation:

  • If time permits and upon confirmation that an incident has occurred that may necessitate the evacuation of Campus buildings, Campus Security and/or a member of the College’s Core Crisis Team will assess the situation and determine if complete or partial evacuation is warranted and what method of notification will be used to notify the campus community
  • Campus Security, Security Operations and Systems, or a member of the Core Crisis Team will communicate with appropriate local governmental agency support, as necessary, as the situation unfolds.
  • Depending on the severity of the situation, alarms may sound and/or verbal evacuation orders may be given through the phones and PA System.
  • Emergency Notification messages and subsequent updates will be compiled and issued to the campus community by the Core Crisis Team through a variety of mechanisms including but not limited to:
    • MidAlert! Mid’s Emergency Alert System, which includes text messaging and automated voice calls.(Students, faculty, staff and visitors must enroll)
    • Email to all active MidMail accounts
    • College website
    • Postings on college buildings
    • Public address system (PA/phones)
    • Through local media
  • Campus Security, the Core Crisis Team, and Security Operations and Systems will assist in the evacuation process.
  • Campus Security and/or Security Operations and Systems will keep the Campus community apprised of the situation and any further needed measures, as they are relayed from the Core Crisis Team.

Evacuation Procedure:

Please follow these guidelines

  • Any time an alarm or verbal Evacuation Order is issued, all students, faculty, staff and visitors MUST evacuate immediately.
  • All windows and doors must be closed as areas are evacuated.
  • Walk to the nearest evacuation exit.
  • Assist disabled persons or visitors in evacuating the building.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Report to the designated meeting areas. These areas are specifically selected for distance and access to necessary services. They are in accordance with a distance of at least 100 feet from the building. Use caution at all times and keep sidewalks and streets clear for emergency personnel.
  • Follow the directions of Campus Security, Security Operations and Systems, Core Crisis Team, and/or any responding governmental agency.
  • Do not return to the building until directed to do so by Campus Security, Security Operations and Systems, Core Crisis Team, and/or the responding governmental agency. Ceasing the alarm does not indicate that it is safe to re-enter the building. Clearance will be given verbally and visually. Visual communication will be enhanced by the use of Warning Flags. Red flags will indicate the order to evacuate the buildings and proceed to the designated areas; green flags will visually issue the clearance to the Campus Community that it is safe to leave the evacuation area.


Harrison Campus Emergency Maps

Mt. Pleasant Campus Emergency Maps

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