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MEDICAL EMERGENCY FIRE EVACUATION DISASTER RESPONSE ELEVATOR/ESCALATOR MALFUNCTION LOSS OF UTILITES HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL INFANT/CHILD ABDUCTION BOMB THREAT SEVERE WEATHER: HIGH WINDS/TORNADO SEVERE WEATHER: SNOW AND ICE WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PERSONAL SAFETY THEFT MISSING ITEMS BLOOD/BODY FLUID SPILL BLOOD BODY FLUID EXPOSURE COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EXPOSURE WORK RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS Placeholder image
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INITIAL RESPONSE

When relocation or an evacuation is necessary the Chicago Fire Department will make an announcement and provide direction.

  • Remain calm
  • Alert others in the area of need to relocate or evacuate
  • Listen for instructions from overhead announcement
  • Move out of the immediate area, across fire doors to safe area of refuge
  • Do not use the elevator unless otherwise directed by the Chicago Fire Department
  • Account for all patients, parents, visitors, and staff

 

SECONDARY RESPONSE

& FOLLOW UP

  • Suggested relocation or evacuation priority: ambulatory, assisted, then dependent
  • Clinical staff take all pertinent patient care items when relocating or evacuating
  • Keep to the right when relocating or evacuating
  • Gathering location determined by Chicago Fire Department
  • Notify hospital designee when area is evacuated
  • Wait for further instructions from a hospital designee when in safe area
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