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Campus and Facility Safety
Quick Reference Guide

Fires
Evacuation Procedures

  • 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

Tornado Warning
Shelter In Place

  • 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

Hazardous Materials Release
Shelter In Place

  • 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

Active Shooter
Shelter In Place

  • If advised to shelter for an active shooter 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

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FOR ANY EMERGENCY
Call 911
NON EMERGENCY PHONE #
Purdue Police Dept: 494-8221
Purdue Fire Dept: 494-6919
Physical Facilities: 494-9999
REM: 494-6371
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Emergency Preparedness Website
Purdue ALERT
(Emergency Notification System)
Emergency Warning Sirens:
(Shelter In Place)
Fire Alarms: (Evacuate the building)
Email: An e-mail will be sent to all people with a purdue.edu address.
Text Messaging: Purdue University faculty, staff and students may sign up via the Purdue website to receive an emergency notification text message.
Purdue Website: The home page (www.purdue.edu) is the focal point for all campus-related emergencies.
Residence Life: University Residences have procedures for alerting people in individual halls via their resident assistants, phones, and signage.
Local Media: The University works with the news media, radio, TV, newspapers, and Internet, to help spread the word.
Facebook: Individuals can sign up for a Facebook account (www.facebook.com) and join the Emergency Notification Group.
Boiler TV: The Boiler Television Emergency Alerting System may also broadcast emergency information.