Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
2009 A&F Holiday Party

Employee Spotlight
Director of Facilities Information,
Lillian Wanjagi


Events Calendar

Department of Public Safety
Horse on Campus

What is your Exit Strategy?

New Account: Recycled Office Supplies

Improvements to Employee Reimbursements

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hints

HRMS Week Ahead

Plant Operations
New Housing Options for UH Students Detailed in Construction Today Magazine

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

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What is your Exit Strategy?

If there was an emergency that blocked your normal route in and out of your building would you know where an alternate exit was? Do you know the steps to follow to notify emergency forces? Would you be able to locate the closest fire extinguisher and know how to use it? Would you know how to assist mobility impaired students or co-workers? Do you have a location designated to meet to determine if everyone from your area was able to get out of the building?

If you don�t have answers for the questions above then it�s probably a good time for you and your department to develop an exit strategy. Exit strategies are about planning in advance how you will react in an emergency. They are about having realistic views of what can, and most likely will happen in an emergency, and anticipating the steps that need to be taken to ensure everyone�s safety.

An exit strategy can not only save your life but save those around you as well. Be aware of the other exits by following the exit signs. Locate the closest fire extinguishers and contact the UH Fire Marshal�s Office for a class on how to use them. Post the emergency numbers for the Department of Public Safety and learn what to expect if you dial 911. Identify evacuation points for your department, class, etc to meet. Most importantly take fire alarms seriously and use the opportunity to practice your plan.

While the �Have an Exit Strategy� program places a strong emphasis on our campus residents it is also critically important for all students, faculty, and staff to develop their own plans. Please contact the Fire Marshal�s Office directly at X31635 for assistance in exit strategy planning or for information concerning the classes that are offered. The Fire Marshal�s Office also has a website located at for information on the Office and to view the recent addition of a campus map showing all AED�s located on the campus.