In a major emergency, such as big fires, large hazardous materials release or a threat of explosion, certain regions of the campus, up to the entire campus, may be evacuated. In the case of a regional evacuation, the Sarah Lawrence Public Safety Department will determine and implement such orders, as the situation warrants. In order to minimize the time required to evacuate and manage traffic congestion, if practical a phased evacuation may be ordered, with the areas closest to the danger area evacuated first. In such an event the college’s emergency notification system (text, email and voice mail) will be utilized. The loud speaker systems in the college’s patrol vehicles will also be used. The Fire Alarm should not be used to notify building occupants of an evacuation plan unless no other option exists. Pulling the Fire Alarm could overload primary responders unnecessarily.
Public Safety and CFAS personnel will inform you where you should evacuate to and the designated route you should follow. Persons with cars will be advised to use their own vehicle and to provide rides to anyone without a vehicle. Persons unable to obtain a ride or walk away from the campus will be instructed to report to a designated staging area for transportation using campus vehicles. Campus transportation resources will be allocated first to children and individuals with disabilities.
Depending on where you are on campus, get to one of the closest evacuation points listed below. At the evacuation point, emergency personnel will be present directing you as to the direction to take and the path to follow.
Main Evacuation Points around Campus
- Kimball Ave. and Glen Washington Rd.
- Mead Way and Bronxville Rd.
- Kimball Ave. and Midland Ave.
- Wrexham Rd. and Midland Ave.