In order to minimize confusion, liability, and physical harm to occupants of buildings in emergencies, the following plan of response has been developed. Each person has responsibilities that must be fulfilled in order to make the plan work.
In the case of a fire or bomb threat, a fire alarm will be pulled to set off the alarm in the building where the emergency is located. If the alarm is activated, the designated personnel will immediately call Security (after hours the switchboard operator must be called and he/she will notify security by radio).
Immediately on hearing a fire alarm, all faculty and staff must assist in getting all occupants out and at least 200' from the building until the alarm is silenced. The elevator in the building will immediately be checked and shut down by Physical Plant/Security employees. Physical Plant/Security will locate the fire zone and call the appropriate fire department if necessary. If it is a false alarm, the alarm will be silenced and the elevators will be turned on.
If an individual or group poses a threat to anyone on campus, Security should be notified immediately at extension 4565. If the threat occurs after 4:30 p.m., dial 0 for the operator or call extension 4500 for Security.