I dug out some material I wrote several years ago. It was written at a high level for corporate-wide release. Each facility worldwide was responsible for developing their own plan. Anyway, this might give you some ideas:
Elements of an Evacuation Plan
The goal of an evacuation plan is twofold. First it is meant to ensure that all the occupants of a building can quickly and safely evacuate in the event of a Fire Alarm or other emergency.
The second is to ensure that all employees and visitors are accounted for so that the Fire Department can plan an appropriate response. We’ll touch on this in a few minutes.
Here are some common elements in Evacuation Plans:
· The plan is written, published, and posted on common bulletin boards.
· The plan defines Exit Routes and Evacuation Assembly Areas.
· The Plan defines what an Evacuation Signal is.
· The Plan gives instructions to follow when the Evacuation Alarm sounds.
Some important “Do Nots”:
· DO NOT wait for someone to verify whether the alarm is false or real.
· DO NOT wait to see if you can observe flames or smell smoke.
· DO NOT get in your car and leave the area unless you are directed to do so by responding firefighters or management.
Whenever the signal is given to evacuate:
· DO immediately exit the building following defined exit routes.
· DO report to your assigned Evacuation Area
· DO wait for instructions from Emergency Wardens or officials with the responding firefighters.
The goal in accounting for all employees and visitors at the Assembly Area is to be able to tell the fire department whether:
· ALL personnel are evacuated and accounted for. The fire department will plan to attack the fire.
· NOT ALL personnel are accounted for. The fire department will perform a Search & Rescue.
There’s a huge difference in the amount of risk that firefighters subject themselves to between fighting a fire from a safe distance or racing into a burning building to search for unaccounted-for employees.
Aside from your own personal safety, let this be part of your motivation to learn and follow your Emergency Evacuation Plan.