911 personnel, Public Safety & Security, or emergency coordinators may instruct you to evacuate or to remain in place depending on the type of emergency.
Evacuation procedures may vary depending on the nature of the emergency. Buildings will be evacuated when an alarm sounds or upon notification by emergency personnel. Be prepared to do the following:
1. Activate the building’s alarm if emergency personnel tell you to do so, or if it is apparent that people will be harmed 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 exit. Do not use elevators. Do not take time to shut down computers.
3. Once outside, leave the immediate area.
4. Do not return to the evacuated area until advised that it is safe to do so by emergency personnel.
5. Be ready to assist people with physical challenges.
Some emergencies may require that you take shelter inside buildings. Incidents such as a hostile person, severe weather or a hazardous material release are examples of times when you may be asked to stay in a specific area.
Public Safety & Security or law enforcement and emergency personnel will instruct you to evacuate or remain in place depending on the nature and context of the emergency.
If you are ordered to lock down an area:
1. Go to the closest building.
2. Close windows and doors and stay away 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 phones and do not use them unless you are calling emergency personnel.