Safe Exit: Evacuation Planning
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Your first important decision when an emergency occurs is whether to shelter-in-place or evacuate. If the decision is to evacuate, having an evacuation plan in place will increase the likelihood everyone will exit the building safely, loss of vital property will be minimized, and the time away from your home or studio will be less stressful.
- Have a primary and at least one secondary evacuation route from your home and studio
- If there are co-workers, staff or family members who live or work with you, agree among yourselves what the best meeting place is immediately after evacuating the building
- Have vital records (listing below) in a water-proof, accessible container that you can easily take with you
- Review the information in the Disaster Warning – Evacuation area of the Studio Protector to help you think through what other evacuation planning you can do before an emergency arises
- Fill out and have available the Studio Protector Getting Help Booklet and Evacuation Planning Form (below)
- Review the evacuation planning resource listing (below)