In the event of a violent accident such as an explosion or aircraft crash on campus that could render a building or area unsafe, take the following actions:

  1. Immediately take cover under tables, desks, and other such objects that will give protection against falling glass or debris, or evacuate if possible.
  2. After the effect of the explosion and/or fire have subsided, notify the University Police (911), and the building contact person. Give your name and describe the location and nature of the emergency.
  3. When appropriate, or you are told to leave by the University Police or by the building contact person, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
  4. ASSIST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN EXITING THE BUILDING! DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  5. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  6. If requested, assist the University Police, and/or the building contact person.
  7. An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the Emergency Operations Center unless you have important information to report.
  8. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by University Police or the building contact person.
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