Evacuation Procedures


In the event you are instructed to evacuate, do so immediately in a calm and orderly fashion. View evacuation maps below so you know where to safely evacuate to and await further instructions.

Cuyamaca Evacuation Route Map    |    Grossmont Evacuation Map

For a variety of reasons, it may be necessary to relocate part or all of the campus community to an on- or off-campus location. This plan is designed to reduce the possibility of death or injury through an organized evacuation procedure.

In some emergency situations, you may be told to shelter in place or evacuate if necessary. Faculty, staff and students will be notified in several ways.  Potential communication methods include:

  • Text Message
  • Voicemail
  • Email
  • Campus Phones
  • Websites
  • Emergency Information Hotline
  • Public Address System (mega phone)
  • Social Media
  • Fire Alarms

Actions to Take in an Evacuation

In the event of an evacuation:

  • Evacuate the building immediately and follow instructions from administrators. 
  • Seek and assist any disabled persons in evacuating the building. Evacu-Trac chairs are located on the second floor of each building, generally next to the elevators.
  • Exit via stairway. Do not use elevators!
  • Once outside, move to an open area at least 150 feet away from the affected building(s).
  • Follow building evacuation plan to an evacuation point.
  • Keep roadways and walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  • Wait at your evacuation point for further instruction.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so.

Helpful Tips

In the event of an evacuation:

Evacu-Trac chairs are designed to assist people EvacuTrac
in a wheel chair evacuate from their location. While training ahead of time, on the use of an Evacu-Trac chair is helpful, it isn’t required to be able to use it.  It’s designed so that a small attendant can easily move a much larger passenger down the stairs. 

The Evacu-Trac is easily set up and ready for a passenger to transfer from their wheelchair to the comfortable sling seat.  It has durable rubber tracks which firmly grip the stairs and the safety brake can stop the unit on the stairs if necessary.