Shelter in Place

When shelter-in-place notification is received over PA system, shut and lock all doors.

Stay away from doors and windows.

Turn off lights, if safe to do so.

Take shelter in closet, under desk or other appropriate area.

Do NOT call Campus Security, this will tie up phone lines. Campus Security or the police department may call your room with additional information and instructions, if appropriate.

Wait for any instructions from emergency responders.

Do not exit room until given notice by Campus Security or the police department.

Assist disabled persons in getting to a safe shelter-in-place location, if necessary.

ASK someone with a disability how you can help BEFORE giving assistance. Ask how they can best be assisted and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with them.

Get the attention of a person with a hearing disability by touch and eye contact. Clearly state the problem. Gestures and pointing are helpful, but be prepared to write a brief statement if the person does not seem to understand.

Offer visual instructions to a person with a hearing disability to advise of the safest route or direction.

Follow instructions from FIT and/or emergency officials.