It is the policy of Division of Correction to have a viable plan for evacuation in the event of a major disaster requiring such action. Volunteers will become familiar with the below outlined plan upon hire.
EXITS AND ALTERNATIVE EXITS
Be familiar with all possible exits from all buildings. Exit maps are posted in various locations throughout the agency.
During an emergency which requires evacuation, staff members, volunteers, clients, and visitors are to leave as quickly as possible.
It is the policy of Division of Correction to have a plan for fire preparedness.
DURING A FIRE
Proceed to the nearest exit deliberately and calmly.
If your planned exit is blocked, immediately proceed to an alternative exit route.
Proceed to the Meeting Place (see Emergency Evacuation Policy)
DO NOT USE THE ELEVATOR
AFTER A FIRE
Stay out of damaged buildings. Once you have evacuated the building you were in, return only when you have been told it is safe to reenter. Damaged buildings may be dangerous following a fire. Reenter buildings only after the fire department has cleared you to go in.
HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTES
Do not come to volunteer if you are sick. Our individuals have compromised immune systems and what may be a simple cold to you, can be detrimental to our individuals’ health. If you cough or sneeze while volunteering, please cover your mouth (preferably with your elbow or arm as that cuts down on the spread of germs) and wash your hands as soon as possible.