Evacuation Procedure - Wanaque

Faculty and students in the classroom

500 Union Avenue, Wanaque, NJ  973 248-3000

The Wanaque Academic Center is equipped with a fire alarm system which is activated in the event of fire or an emergency.  Because of the relativity small size of the one floor building, students and staff have been instructed to evacuate the building through the nearest EXIT door, the locations of which are indicated by lighted EXIT signs.  Student and faculty are to assemble in the parking lot. Do not take time to collect coats, hats, books, ect. 


The Executive Director and/or the Assistant Director of the Wanaque Academic Center will coordinate the evacuation of the building, call the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department, Wanaque Police and/or Fire Department, and notify Public Safety.  Public Safety will notify the Highest Administrative Officer on Campus and the Director of Security.   The Executive Director or their designee will wait for response by Wanaque Police Department and/or Fire Department, Passaic County Sheriff’s Department to decide if the building is safe to re-enter.

In the event of an emergency requiring complete evacuation of Passaic County Community College the following guidelines will be followed fire alarm, all students, staff and visitors will exit the building in a quiet, orderly manner.  The College fire alarm system will provide warning in case of fire.  In the event of another type of emergency the College population would be notified as to the appropriate action through one of the following means Panther Alert, College Web Page, megaphone and Police Vehicle public address system thereby assuring sufficient opportunity for all personnel to exit safely.  Once learning that an alarm has been activated, proceed to the nearest emergency exit as designated in your building evacuation plan.