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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

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FOR ANY EMERGENCY:

CALL 911


WHAT TO DO...

EVACUATION PROCEDURES--FIRES

  • Activate the alarm
  • When fire alarm is activated, evacuation is mandatory
  • Call for help—dial 911
  • Warn others
  • Evacuate in accordance with the Building Emergency Plan or at the nearest exit
  • Evacuate immediately—if possible take your belongings
  • Evacuate to an area that does not impede responders
  • Assist persons with disabilities, if possible
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized by Public Safety officials

SHELTER IN PLACE—TORNADO WARNING

  • If the All Hazards Sirens are activated or you are notified of a warning, immediately seek shelter in nearest facility
  • Proceed to the lowest level. If a basement is not available, seek an interior hallway or small interior room on lowest level, away from windows and doorways
  • All clear will be announced over the local TV and radio stations or expiration of the initial National Weather Service warning

SHELTER IN PLACE—HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (HAZMAT) RELEASE

  • If advised to shelter for a HAZMAT incident, immediately seek shelter in nearest facility
  • Close and lock all windows exterior doors, and any opening to the outside
  • If possible, move to an interior room above ground floor with fewest windows and vents
  • Do not leave the building until authorized by Public Safety officials

SHELTER IN PLACE—ACTIVE THREAT

  • If advised to shelter for an active threat incident, immediately seek shelter in nearest facility
  • If possible, secure yourself and others inside a room
  • Do not leave your area until authorized by Public Safety officials

How you will be notified…Purdue ALERT (Our emergency warning notification system)

  • All-Hazards Emergency Warning sirens: (Shelter In Place)
  • Fire alarms: (Evacuate the building)
  • Text messaging: Sign up via the Campus Status Page to receive an emergency notification text message.
  • Twitter: Follow @PurdueEmergency to receive information on emergencies.
  • Desktop Popup Alerts: Alert will be sent to the majority of University classroom & lab computers.
  • Alert Beacons: Alert will be sent to the beacons that are installed in large classrooms.
  • Email: An e-mail will be sent to all people with a purdue.edu address.
  • Web: Purdue Campus Status page, www.purdue.edu/ea, is the focal point of the most complete information in all campus-related emergencies.
  • Boiler TV: The Boiler Television Emergency Alerting System may also broadcast emergency information.
  • Local Media: The University works with the news media, radio, TV, newspapers, and Internet, to help spread the word.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness/

NON EMERGENCY PHONE #s:

Purdue Police Department: 494-8221

Purdue Fire Department: 494-6919

Physical Facilities Services: 494-9999

Radiological & Environmental Management: 494-6371