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Building Evacuations

 

Contact Information

410.837.4444 - Emergencies
410.837.5529 - Business Phone

Maryland Relay Users Dial 7-1-1

 

 

In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary to evacuate a campus building or multiple buildings. For the purpose of emergency preparedness, the following UB buildings are identified: 

Academic Center/Charles Hall - 1420 N. Charles St.
Business Center - 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave.
Charles Royal - 1319 N. Charles St.
Langsdale Library - 1420 Maryland Ave.
Angelos Law Center - 1415 Maryland Ave.
Family Law Clinic - 5-7 West Chase St.
Law Clinic - 40 West Chase St.
Schaefer Center - 1304 St. Paul St.
Foundation - 1130 North Charles St.
Liberal Arts and Policy Building - 10 W. Preston St.
Town House - 1102 Maryland Ave.
Town House - 1104 Maryland Ave.
Town House - 1107 Cathedral St.
Student Center - 21 West Mt. Royal Ave.

The University's evacuation plan is simple and easy to follow. These are the essential elements of the plan:

  • Activate the nearest alarm. Anyone who believes there may be a fire or hazardous materials emergency must pull an alarm. The building must be evacuated when alarms sound. The alarm does not notify the Fire Department. Report fires by phone from safe places outside buildings.
  • Call 911 from any on-campus, off-campus, or cell phone from a safe location outside the building.
  • Call the University Police at 410.837.4444. Input this number into your cell phone.
  • Give as much specific information as possible when emergency operators answer.

Operators must be told the following: 

  • the emergency call is for the University of Baltimore
  • the nature of the emergency
  • what is burning (if known)
  • the proper name, floor and room number or other specific location information
  • do not hang up unless it is unsafe or the caller is released by emergency operators

Report all fires, even if extinguished or found subsequent to being extinguished. Report all alarms, even if they are suspected to be false or accidental.

All occupants must leave buildings when fire alarms sound. Failure to evacuate buildings when alarms sound violates University policies, as well as local and state regulations.

The following is vital information in the event of an evacuation:

  • Occupants should be familiar with the locations and uses of nearest exits in emergencies.
  • Elevators are never to be used during evacuations.
  • Keep noise to a minimum (this will allow instructions to be given and heard).
  • Use handrails in stairwells and stay to the right.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • Use nearest exits, unless blocked by smoke, flame or debris, and then use other exits. If all exists are blocked, go back to room.
  • Before opening doors, feel doors with back of your hands. Do not open doors that are hot. If doors are not hot, brace yourself against doors and open them slightly.
  • If smoke is in the room or corridor, keep low to the floor where the air is fresher. If cloth is available, hold it to your mouth and nose to filter some of the smoke.
  • If possible, close doors behind you as you leave.
  • Ensure disabled occupants are aware of alarms and assist with their evacuations if those actions do not place you in personal danger.
  • Once outside the danger zone, go to the assembly area. (Safety personnel will guide you to that location; it may be in an interior part of a building.)
  • Follow instructions of staff and emergency personnel.
  • If you cannot leave the room, open windows from top and bottom, if possible, to let the heat out and fresh air in. Hang a piece of clothing out the window to attract attention. Wave a flashlight at night. Call 911 to report your location.
  • Certain types of incidents may require a practice known as shelter in place.