A new development process
for establishing or relocating Emergency Assembly Points (EAPs)
was established in 1997, and new EAP signage is being installed
on campus. EAP locations are determined or adjusted by the University
Fire Marshals Office at EH&S based on the following criteria:
- Open areas that are away from buildings (a minimum of 40)
- Easily and safely accessible
- Large enough to accommodate all building occupants
- Located away from power lines, poles, trees, gas lines, and
- Accessible to emergency medical
personnel (but EAPs must not obstruct firefighters access
routes or block fire protection equipment such as hydrants or
(*) Adjustments may be warranted due to differences in height,
size and occupancy classifications of individual buildings.
Final determinations on EAP sites are made by the University
Fire Marshal in consultation with affected departments.
Stanford EAPs are denoted by a symbol having a blue triangle
enclosed in a white circle. There are currently 115 EAPs, and
signposts are being installed to note their campus locations.
For more information about emergency preparedness
at Stanford, call us at 723-0448 or email EH&S