The San Joaquin Delta College Police Department, Building Evacuation Team members, or District officials will issue evacuation orders in response to a threat or emergency situation. If evacuation is necessary, the San Joaquin Delta College Police Department and Building Evacuation Team members will work their way through all campus buildings and spaces to warn everyone. They will also share the nature of the threat, recommend evacuation routes or assembly areas, and suggest protective measures. Pay careful attention and follow instructions, including those provided via the Mustang Alert system.
Faculty, staff, and managers will take the lead in evacuating their students and employees during drills or actual emergencies. Therefore, as preparation for an emergency evacuation, faculty, staff, and managers should inform students and employees in advance of the following tasks:
- Primary and alternate office, classroom, and building exit locations.
- To use the stairs during evacuation – not elevators
- To evacuate quickly and take only essential belongings
- To walk – not run – as they evacuate
- To assemble in the designated parking lot
- To close classroom/office doors and turn off lights after everyone has evacuated.
- Advise evacuees to not assemble near fire lanes, fire hydrants, doors, pathways, streets, and other areas that could impede the access of emergency responders
- To notify District Police of any people who refused to evacuate and their last known location
- Ask evacuees to remain together in their designated assembly area and await further instructions
- Do not try to stop anyone from leaving
- Do not re-enter the building until directed by District Police or college officials
- Silenced or reset fire alarms are not signals to re-enter evacuated buildings
Upon activation of a building’s fire alarm, the direction of the Mustang Alert System, or at the direction of the Delta College District Police Department, all occupants (employees, students, and others) within affected buildings are required to quickly and quietly evacuate the building.
Each division dean or manager or designee should ensure that all employees are informed of the proper procedures and precautions to be followed during drills or actual emergency events.
It is each employee’s responsibility to make sure they know the primary and secondary evacuation routes from their office, classroom, building, and campus. In general, each employee should plan ahead for possible evacuations. Please review the following:
- Emergency Evacuation Assembly Areas Map that is located in every classroom, office, building, and meeting areas
- Be aware of all exits and stairwells in your classroom or work area and building
- When the building’s fire alarm is sounded or when you are ordered to leave by District Police or college staff, walk quickly to the nearest exit or stairwell and ask others to do the same
- Make sure all students have evacuated the classroom, restrooms, labs, or facility
- Assist the disabled in exiting the building if safe to do so or unless otherwise directed (see below Relocation of Person with Disabilities guidelines)
- To the best of your ability, and without re-entering the building, assist District Police and college staff in their attempt to determine that everyone has evacuated
- Once outside, proceed to your building's designated Region Evacuation Assembly Area (See evacuation map). Information command posts will be set up at these sites
- Keep walkways and driveways clear for emergency vehicles
- Do not return to a building until told to do so
- Please discuss evacuation procedures with your students or staff at the beginning of every semester
- Emergency Evacuation Maps: