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Emergency/Cancellations Binder
The Emergency/Cancellations Binder in the clinic office is a checklist of all clients and personnel who are expected to be in the clinic at any given time. In the event of an emergency, the Clinic Safety Officer uses this list to ensure all parties have evacuated the Clinic and are accounted for in the front of Chester Park Building.

To ensure the accuracy of this list on a daily basis, interns must posted a dated note on the board if:

  1. The therapy session is cancelled for that date
  2. Therapy time has changed
  3. Therapy location has changed, and you will not be in the RFP Clinic


Fire Safety

If you discover a fire or see smoke:

  1. Confine the fire by closing the door. Leave other doors open for the fire fighters.
  2. Remove or alert anyone in immediate danger. Interns and staff/faculty are responsible for assisting clients to evacuate. Exit the Chester Park Building and gather at the front of Chester Park Building.
  3. Report the fire:
    • Pull the nearest alarm box as you exit.
    • Call 911 from the nearest safe telephone
  4. Fight the fire only if the fire is small, you are trained to use the fire extinguisher, several people are available, and it is safe.

If you hear the fire alarm or someone informs you of a fire:

  1. Place your hand on any closed corridor door. If cool, leave the room; if hot, signal for help.
  2. Walk quickly—don´t run—to the nearest safe exit. Escort any clients in your care.
  3. Alert others to the emergency on your way out.
  4. Leave the building and move away from the building entrance. Do not re-enter the building until the "all-clear" signal has been given.

Burn Prevention

  • Student interns must have prior permission from their clinic instructor to use heating elements of any kind as part of therapy activities.
  • When student interns or faculty staff use heating elements, precautions must be taken to prevent burn accidents. These include safe positioning of the client and safe positioning of the equipment on a stable surface.

Emergency Evacuations

 The Communication Sciences and Disorders Building Emergency Evacuation Plan (BEEP) has been prepared to ensure orderly and complete evacuation when an emergency occurs, or the alarm sounds. 

What to Do:

Whenever you hear the building alarm or are informed of a general building emergency:

  • Do not panic.
  • Do not ignore the alarm.
  • Leave the building immediately, in an orderly fashion, through the nearest exit.  Assist clients and other visitors out of the building. 
  • Do not go back into the clinic or the department for any reason.
  • Proceed to Parking Lot R3, and the faculty or staff person will check you in as having evacuated safely.  Also report any knowledge you may have of missing persons.
  • Return to the building only after emergency officials or building moinitors give the all-clear signal.  Silencing the alarm does not mean the emergency is over.



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