Emergency Information for IfA Manoa
In case of any campus emergency, dial ext. 6-6911 from any university phone or 956-6911 from an outside line.
Provide information on the nature of the emergency, i.e., theft, accident, fire, etc. Give the location, building name, your name, number you are calling from, and any other information requested. Remain on the phone until released.
See http://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/ for campuswide emergency procedures and updates.
FIRE EVACUATION AND NOTIFICATION
- If the alarm bell has not been activated, immediately activate the
alarm via the pull station. (Refer to the Emergency Evacuation Plan Map for
pull station locations. Hint: Click on map to enlarge.)
- After the alarm bell has been activated, evacuate the building without
delay. Do not use elevators.
- Notify Campus Security via ext. 6-6911 (on a University phone) or
956-6911 (on an outside line).
- Where possible, close all doors and windows. Leave ALL doors unlocked when exiting but close doors. Do not under any
circumstances silence building fire alarm. Do not return to the building
for any reason until instructed to do so by proper authorities.
- While maintaining a safe escape route and where prudent, utilize
first aid fire fighting equipment, i.e., portable extinguishers (refer to the Emergency Evacuation Plan Map for fire
- Remember to crawl low in smoke. Know the location of
stairwells and building exits (refer to the Emergency Evacuation Plan Map
for emergency exit locations). If escape routes are blocked by heat or
heavy smoke, seek an area of refuge or remain in your room with the door
closed and the opening sealed until help arrives. If your location has an
outside window that can be used an escape, use it with caution and remain on
the ledge (if applicable) and signal for help.
- When evacuating the building, move away from the building entrance
and clear building access for emergency response personnel. Do not obstruct fire hydrants.
- The front lawn area close to Woodlawn Dr. has been designated as the primary evacuation area for all employees. Assemble in evacuation area by 4 alpha groups so roll call can be taken being sure to let the person know taking roll call of others that may be on vacation, out sick, injured etc.
- If primary evacuation area is unsafe or blocked for any reason, exit immediately out the back of IFA (between “A” and “B” buildings), and go across the driveway and meet on the back street (called Keama Pl.).
- Account for all department/office personnel, students, and visitors.
Try to remember who you see leaving the building.
- Information regarding persons with disabilities who need evacuation
assistance should be given to the first responding Campus Security
officers. Honolulu Fire Department personnel have training and equipment
to assist with the evacuation of wheelchair users and other mobility
impaired persons. Assist those with disabilities to leave the building,
if you can do it safely.
- To evacuate persons with disabilities who are elevator dependent
(when the elevator may not be used), e.g., those with wheelchairs,
cardiac and/or pulmonary disabilities, crutches, canes, walkers, etc.,
please use the following procedure):
a. Escort the person to
the closest stairwell or a safe area.
b. If possible, assign someone to inform Campus Security
that there is a person with a disability needing evacuation assistance and
specify the person's access/evacuation needs and location.
event of a power outage, please report to the courtyard area for further
The Director or his/her
designee decides that an emergency communication needs to be sent to IfA
faculty and staff. Communication
can be sent to all, or some of the faculty and staff. There are two forms of
contacting faculty and staff: direct contact via phone calls and indirect via
- The Director will initiate calling of the Emergency
"Point of Contact List" of all IfA Manoa directors, chairs, and officers, as
- Director will craft (or approve) the message to be
given to each person contacted.
- The various directors, chairs, and officers will be
responsible for contacting those persons they supervise.
(This will be used if mass distribution of the information is
- A technical person will be appointed to coordinate
these efforts and post the message.
- The Director will craft (or approve) the message to
be posted on the mass communication system which may include e-mail via the
IfA e-mail list, if available, memo posted on front doors, and announcements on radio or
television. Example: there may be an immediate threat in or to the
building during normal work hours, thus an e-mail is sent to all persons on the
IfA Manoa e-mail list ordering a lockdown (all persons are to remain
in their respective offices with their doors locked) until further notice. Obviously, as much information as possible will be given if such a situation
- Emergencies that are affecting the IfA Manoa facility
will be listed on the University of Hawaii Emergency website and can be
accessed any time at http://www.hawaii.edu/emergency/. All staff are encouraged to check this
website for updates.
of receipt of message:
- The various directors, chairs, and officers will
be responsible for collating all information regarding who has and who has
not been contacted.
- Faculty and staff may be asked to call a
specific telephone number to ascertain the need for their services and report
their availability to work or assist the university community.
What to do in case of various
emergencies on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus:
IfA Emergency Kit
Located in the mailroom, the kit contains:
- Emergency radio with hand crank —
American Red Cross FR300 by eton (uses 3 AA batteries, not required to
- Three Flashlights — one large Maglight, two
Garrity (all use D batteries).
- One Flashlight with radio & siren — hand
crank, no batteries.
- One 12-pack of D batteries.
- One 4-pack of AA batteries.
- Ten chemical sticks (glow sticks).
- 33 bottles of water.
These items are meant for
emergency purposes only. If you use these items during an emergency, please be
sure to return them and replenish any supplies that are used.