Evacuation Procedures

  • Morton College

    Police Department

    (708) 656-8000
    Ext. 2200, 2201
        Building C, Room 119   

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  • General Evacuation Procedures

    • All building evacuations will occur when a fire alarm sounds and/or upon notification by the Morton College Police Department or Campus Officials.
    • Be aware of all the marked exits from your area or building. Know the routes from your work or class area.
    • In the event that a fire and alarm is not activated, activate the alarm on the way out of the building.
    • Call the Morton College Police Department or the fire department and give as much information as possible.
    • If time allows, take your belongings and proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest exit. Alert others to do the same. Close all doors behind you.
    • Before exiting a closed door, feel the door from top to bottom with the back of your hand. If the door is hot, do not open. Keep calm. 
    • If trapped in a room do the following if possible; place towels or clothing, preferably wet under the door to keep smoke out.
    • Clear the window of blinds. Attract attention. If you have a phone available, contact Campus Police at Ext. 2200, advise that you are trapped, give name and room.
    • Stay low; breathe fresh air near the ground.
    • Stay calm and await help.
    • If the door is cool, stay low and open door slowly. Close the door quickly if smoke or fire is present.
    • If it is clear, exit via the nearest stairwell. Stay low if smoke conditions exist. Report to your designated evacuation area if one is assigned.
    • If you encounter heavy smoke in a stairwell, go back and use an alternate route.
    • Never use elevators. Elevators will stop during a fire.
    • Assist handicapped in exiting the building.
    • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 200 feet away from the affected building(s). Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
    • Do not re-enter the building(s) until instructed by Morton College Police Department and/or fire department.