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.
- Be aware of structural damage.
- Stay away from glass doors and windows.
- 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