All campus buildings have building-specific evacuation route maps posted on each floor that show the location of exits, egress routes, fire extinguishers, fire alarm pull stations, Areas of Rescue Assistance, accessible exits, and in-place tornado shelter areas. Take time to locate and review the evacuation route maps in the building(s) where you work. Any questions concerning your evacuation maps please contact EH&S (608-265-5000).
Occupant Emergency Plans
Each building at UW–Madison is required to have a completed Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP). The OEP is an all-hazards plan designed around a building’s unique layout and function. The primary purpose of the OEP is to provide guidance to building occupants in the event of an emergency, such as a tornado, active shooter, gas leak, or bomb threat.
The OEP provides lifesaving information to the occupants of the building. Occupants need to know when it is appropriate to evacuate a building, when to shelter-in-place, and when to hide. Additional lifesaving information is found in the OEP. The OEP is stored on the building’s Intranet, in a hard copy, or in both locations.
Every building that has a completed and approved OEP is required to hold at least one emergency drill per year. These drills will test the building occupants with a scenario they may face in real life. Note annual tornado and fire/evacuation drills will suffice as yearly OEP drills.
If you are unsure if your building has an OEP, please contact the building manager.
The UW Police Department Emergency Management is responsible for OEP additional information can be found at their website.