During an earthquake,
remain calm and follow the steps below:
INDOORS: Seek refuge in a
doorway or under a desk or table. Stay away from glass windows, shelves and
OUTDOORS: Move away from
buildings, utility poles and other structures. Always avoid power, or other
utility lines, as they may be energized.
AUTOMOBILE: Stop in the safest
place available, preferably away from power lines and trees. Stop as quickly as
safety permits, but stay in the vehicle for shelter.
After the initial shock,
evaluate the situation and if help is needed call Campus Safety at campus
extension 3229. Protect yourself at all times and be prepared for aftershocks.
should be reported to Campus Safety campus extension 3229 or Facilities campus
IMPORTANT: gas leaks
and power failures create special hazards (see Utility Failure Section).
If an emergency exists,
activate the building alarm (see Alarms Section).
- When the building
evacuation alarm is sounded, walk to the nearest marked exit and ask others
to do the same
- Assist physically
challenged persons in exiting the building. Do not use elevators in case of
fire. Stay calm, do not panic
- Once outside,
proceed to your designated assembly area (refer to Evacuation Plans) and
remain until an “all clear” signal is given. It is important to keep
streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and
- If requested,
assist emergency crews as necessary; otherwise stay clear.
Do not return to an evacuated building until it has
been established safe by a College official