Fire and Emergency Evacuation Drills
Fire and emergency evacuation drills are required annually in
all USF System high-hazard buildings (buildings with fire
alarms) in accordance with the Florida Fire Prevention Code,
Florida Statutes and USF System Policy #6-025. The purpose of
the fire drill is to educate occupants on proper actions to take
in the event of an actual fire or other building emergency.
During a drill, all occupants must evacuate the building and the
drill must be evaluated for effectiveness.
Fire drills will be scheduled by facility managers during normal
business hours and will be facilitated by representatives from
Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and building
maintenance. In some cases, facility managers may request
assistance from certain building occupants during the evacuation.
Initially, facility managers may choose to notify building occupants
prior to an evacuation drill. Eventually, drills will be
unannounced and will simulate actual emergency conditions.
In the event that an alarm is activated in your building, leave the
building immediately via the nearest exit. If you cannot evacuate
due to a disability, move to the nearest area of refuge/rescue
(typically a stairwell landing). Treat all
alarm activations as actual emergencies.
The following documents provide additional information that
will assist in the execution of a successful fire drill: