Explosions, Plane Crashes and Similar Incidents

In the event a violent incident, such as an explosion or plane crash, occurs on campus that could render a building or area unsafe, take the following action:

  • Immediately take cover under tables, desks, and other such objects, which will give protection against glass or debris.
  • After effects of the explosion have subsided, notify University Police. Give your name; describe the location and nature of the emergency.
  • If necessary or directed to do so by University Police, activate the building alarm system.
  • Notify your supervisor, and then evacuate the immediate area of explosion.
    1. Be aware of structural damage.
    2. Stay away from glass doors and windows.
    3. Do not touch or move any suspicious object.
  • Assist others, especially the injured and disabled in evacuating the building. Do not move the seriously injured unless conditions so dictate.
  • Building marshals will assist in evacuation of all building occupants.
  • Once outside move to a clear area at least 150 feet away from the affected area. Keep walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  • To the best of your ability, and without reentering the building, assist University Police in their attempt to determine that everyone has evacuated safely.
  • A University Police Emergency Command Post will be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command post unless you have important information to report.
  • Do not return to a building until University Police tell you to do so even if the alarm has ceased.

Reviewed: 4-2012 tw