Emergency Evacuation and Lockdown Procedures
Evacuation procedures may vary depending on the nature of an emergency.
Buildings will be evacuated when an alarm sounds or with emergency
personnel notification. Be prepared for the following:
1. Activate the building’s alarm if emergency officials tell you to do so, or it is
apparent people will be in harm’s way if they do not leave (i.e. fire).
2. When the building evacuation alarm is sounded or when you are told to
leave by emergency personnel, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit. Do
not use elevators. Do not take time to shut down computers.
3. Once outside, move clear of the building.
4. Do not return to the evacuated building until advised to do so by emergency
5. Be ready to assist people with disabilities who may have difficulty
Some emergencies may require students, faculty, staff and campus visitors
to take shelter inside buildings. Incidents such as a hostile intruder, severe
weather or a hazardous material release are examples of times the campus
community might be asked to stay in a specific area.
Security/Public Safety or law enforcement and emergency personnel will
instruct you to evacuate or remain in place depending on the nature and
context of the emergency.
In the event you are ordered to lock down an area:
1. All people should move to the closest building.
2. Close windows and doors and stay way from them.
3. Lock doors if possible.
4. Turn off air conditioning, ventilation and lighting if possible.
5. Close window coverings.
6. Remain quiet and in place until notified by emergency personnel.
7. Silence cell phones and do not use them unless you are in contact with
8. Barricade doors and take cover to protect yourself.