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MEDICAL EMERGENCY FIRE EVACUATION DISASTER RESPONSE ELEVATOR 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 OCCUPATIONAL INJURY OR ILLNESS Placeholder image
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INITIAL RESPONSE

When an audible alarm of flashing strobe light and/or “Code Purple” is called, leave the building:

  • 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
  • Leave the building through the closest stairwell
  • Do not use the elevator
  • Once outside the building move to your assigned meeting place: move to the NWCH signage across from flag poles by the circular drive
  • Account for all patients, parents, visitors, and staff

 

SECONDARY RESPONSE

& FOLLOW UP

  • Suggested evacuation priority: ambulatory, assisted, then dependent
  • Move those persons unable to walk down the stairs, to the stairwell which is a safe area of refuge
  • Report any missing person to Arlington Heights Fire Department or Northwest Community Hospital Security
  • Wait for instructions from the Arlington Heights Fire Department and/or Hospital Designee before re-entry.
  • Call and update Lurie Hospital Security (312) 227-4222
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