Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Emergency & Evacuation Preparation

For detailed instructions for many different situations, consult the UCSC Emergency Procedure Site.

All personnel should familiarize themselves with the following information:

  1. Know the quickest exit route out of the building. Have a backup or alternate path out of the building. Elevators and bridges should be avoided in emergencies and should not be used in the event of fire or earthquake. In emergencies other than fire and earthquake, elevators may be used by people with mobility imparements.
  2. Know the location of the nearest manual fire alarm pull station in your building and know how to activate it.
  3. Know if any co-workers, students or visitors will require assistance in exiting the building and be prepared to provide whatever help is necessary. Persons with disabilitiy-related evacuation needs are encouraged to discuss their needs with a their Unit Coordinator in advance. Staff and faculty with mobility impairments should know the location of the nearest Emergency Refuge Area in their building. Emergency Refuge areas are designated "safe havens" for people with mobility impairments. They are typically located in stairwells of multi-storried buildings.
  4. Know what your department looks like on a daily and routine basis. Suspicous objects can only be identified by those who know what to expecet or to anticipate in their worksite.
  5. Know where your emergency Assembly Point and Evacuation Areas are located, and the Evacuation Routes you should follow to reach them. Do not stand in driveways or roadways: emergency responders need clear access to buildings.
  6. Know how to turn off machinery and equipment at your worksite, which if left running for an extended period my create addional safety hazzards (e.g. coffee makers, Bunson burners, toaster ovens, etc. )
  7. Sign up for CruzAlert emergency notification system.
    Sign up for CruzAlert
  8. Know to consult the UCSC Emergency Information web site and Emergency Status Recording for more information.
    UCSC Emergency Information: http://emergency.ucsc.edu/
    UCSC Emergency Status Hotline: 831-459-INFO (459-4636)


Evacuation Assembly Areas and Routes

Evacuation Site Plan for BSOE Buildings

JBEB-E2 Evacuation & Assembly Area Map

Shown is an overall site plan for Jack Baskin Engineering, Engineering 2 and Engineering Auditorium Buildings.  After leaving the building, please proceed to your designated assembly area for check-in and future instructions.  A downloadable pdf copy of this map is at the bottom of this page.

Emergency Assembly Areas

Personnel gather at their designed Emergency Assembly Area after exiting the building in order to account for one another, take care of any immediate problems and to obtain further instructions from Fire and Safety Personnel. These area are marked with a green sign and states "Emergency Assembly Area - 'insert building name' ". Assembly areas are choosen to be out of mostly out of harms way and out of the way of fire and emergency personnel.

BSOE Emergency Assembly Area #1 - Southwest side of Communcations Building

Personnel located in Engineering 2 Floors 1,2 & 3 and Engineering Auditorium are to assemble at this location. Mobility impared personnel from Jack Baskin Engineering Building may also assemble here as the JBEB Assembly area (Area #2) has uneven ground.

BSOE Emergency Assembly Area #2 - Southwest side of Jack Baskin Engineering Building

All personnel from Jack Baskin Engineering Building are to assemble here. Note this is a dirt area under the trees. Mobility impaired personnel should visit the site and may choose to assemble at Area #1. Should you intend to assemble at Area #1, please inform your supervisor and collegues.

BSOE Emergency Assembly Area #3 - North East Parking lot behind Engineering 2

Personnel from Engineering 2, Floor 4 & 5 are to assemble here. This includes Economics Department, QB3, CITRIS and 4th Floor Engineering Labs


Emergency Evacuation Instructions

Building occupants are required by law to evacuate the building when the fire alarm sounds or when directed to do so by emergency responders.

Upon the sounding of a fire alarm or other evacuation alarm, all building occupants shall immediately leave the building and proceed to your emergency evacuation assembly area. Occupants will only be allowed to return when the building has been declared safe by emergency responders.

When Evacuating Your Building or Work Area:

  1. Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
  2. Safely stop your work.
  3. Gather your personal belongings if it is safe to do so. Take prescription medications, keys, purse, glasses, etc. with you if at all possible as it may be hours before you are allowed back into the building.
  4. If safe, close your office door and window, but do not lock them.
  5. Use the nearest safe stairs and proceed to the nearest exit. Do not use the elevator.
  6. Proceed to the designated emergency evacuation assembly area.
  7. Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
  8. Do not re-enter the building or work area until you have been instructed to do so by emergency responders.

Fire - What to do

Should you encounter a fire or find significant smoke in our buildings, please do the following.

  • Step 1: Report the fire/smoke to emergency personnel.

    Find the nearest fire alarm pull station and pull the alarm. Afterwards call 911 from a safe location to confirm emergency dispatch has the alarm and provide additional details on the fire. You should always pull the alarm first and then call 911 so as to ensure building occupants get notice to evacuate the building.

  • Step 2: Evacuate the building immediately via the nearest safe exit. Do not spend time attempting to save material - your life is more important. Ensure doors close behind you. If you encounter a good deal of smoke or fire, use your secondary exit. If a secondary exit is not available, keep low or crawl to find better air. If you encouter a closed door,
  • Step 3: After leaving the building, proceed to your designed emergency assembly area.


  • Step 1: Remain Calm; protect yourself from falling objects and broken glass by getting under a desk or table. Face AWAY from windows. DO NOT attempt to run out of the room or building. Most earthquake injuries are from falling objects or flying glass just outside building.
  • Step 2: After earthquake is over and it is safe to come out from under the table, carefully evacuate the building. Stay away from windows or at least when passing by large windows as if they are broken they could fall inwards on you.
  • Ensure you evacuate the building after the earthquake. Natural gas or hazardous materials could be leaking and not be readily apparent to you.


Evacuation Area Coordinators

Area Coordinators are responsible for monitoring persons in his/her assigned area (within the building) and assisting or directing safe evacuation. This individual gathers information regarding injury within his or her assigned area and reports it to emergency and/or BSOE facilities personnel who will be located outside the building at the designated assembly area.

Each area has an alternate coordinator as well. In the absence of the area coordinator, this individual assumes the primary role of the area coordinator.

JBEB Building Floor Marshalls

Area Floor Marshalls (Alternate)

JBEB Basement - PBSci
JBEB Basement - BSOE
JBEB Basement - Mail/Printing
JBEB Basement - Alarm Shop

- seeking BELS staff volunteer
- Bill Kasper - dragon01@ucsc.edu

JBEB 1st Floor -ACE/PBSci Advising
JBEB 1st Floor - BSOE
JBEB 1st Floor - Classrooms
JBEB 1st Floor - Teaching Labs

Brenna Candelaria -  bcandela@ucsc.edu
seeking BELS staff volunteer
TBD - Registar
seeking BELS staff volunteer

JBEB 2nd Floor -West (Ugrad Advising)
JBEB 2nd Floor -East (BME/EE Labs)

 seeking Ugrad Advising volunteer
 seeking volunteers

JBEB 3rd Floor - BSOE

- BSOE Dean's Office (vacant)


Engineering 2 Building Emergency Coordinators

Area Floor Marshalls (Alternate)
1st Floor - Classrooms None
2nd Floor - Dept Service Center (vacant)


3rd Floor  None
4th Floor - Economics
4th Floor - BSOE
Sandra Reedie - screebie@ucsc.edu ( Economics )

5th Floor - Statistics Dept / CITRIS
5th Floor - BSOE Grad Advising

seeking volunteer
seeking volunteer


2300 Delaware Building C Labs - Area Coordinators

( TBD )

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