MEDICAL EMERGENCY INFORMATION – NORFOLK SITE
When the Fire Alarm sounds or you are directed by an authorized announcement to do so: Evacuate the building using emergency exit routes. Be prepared to use alternate routes. Move visitors and staff in an orderly fashion to the designated evacuation site a minimum of 50 feet from the building. Take your accountability checklist with you and take roll call when you reach the designated area. Report missing staff or injuries to the appropriate authority. Follow directions of the supervisor in charge and/or public safety officials.
Evacuations in Special Circumstances (e.g., bomb threats, chemical spills inside the building, or other directed evacuations): Follow the above steps and be prepared to move visitors and staff a minimum of 300 feet from building. Circumstances may require evacuation to an off-site location; if so, maintain control of staff and follow directives provided by the supervisor in charge and/or public safety officials. Cell phone use is strictly prohibited during a bomb threat. NOTE: Cell phone use could detonate a potential bomb.
When you hear an announcement to lockdown the facility, follow these directions: Immediately summon staff to move inside the building for lockdown. Close and lock all outside access doors and windows. Keep staff and visitors away from doorways and windows. If a hazardous chemical event is suspected follow the shelter-in-place procedures. Take roll call of all staff and take record of all visitors. Stay off cell phones to keep airwaves free for emergency situations. Remain calm and follow the direction of the supervisor in charge. Continue in lockdown until otherwise notified from public safety officials of an all-clear.
Suspicious Persons or Activity: Politely ask the person if you can help him or her. If the person is uncooperative or you feel that he or she is unapproachable, contact a higher level authority. Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the higher level authorities and/or law enforcement immediately. Do not attempt to disarm or engage a threatening individual. Make note of all that is seen or heard, directly or indirectly, and of all those involved. Provide higher authorities and/or law enforcement with full information and help in the inquiry.
When a Tornado Warning has been issued: When an announcement of a tornado has been made, word should be spread quickly through the office by word of mouth. Staff and visitors should immediately move to the lowest most central part of your building, away from windows and doors. Everyone should sit on the floor and await further instructions. Stay alert for warning signs of approaching tornado (high winds, freight train sound). Stay in place until the danger has passed and an all-clear is given.
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