Evacuation of the building or area
Emergency evacuations are more common than many people realize, including evacuations in a convention setting. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the most frequent causes of evacuations in the U.S. each year are fires and floods. In addition, a wide variety of emergencies, both man-made and natural, may require a convention center or hotel to be evacuated. It is vital you don’t delay in evacuating if directed to do so. Often times people wait till it’s too late to evacuate or don’t take audible and visual evacuation or fire alarms seriously.
In the event of an evacuation of a convention center or hotel, proceed in a calm manner to the nearest exit. Keep in mind that the nearest exit is not necessarily the entrance you came in. Please follow the directions of the building/convention staff and emergency services.