In the event of an explosion, downed aircraft (crash) on campus or similar incident, take the following action:

  • Immediately take cover under a desk, table or other object that will protect you from falling objects and flying debris.
  • After the initial explosion, call DPS.
  • Evacuate the building IMMEDIATELY. Do not use elevators.
  • Do not move seriously injured people, unless they are in immediate danger (fire, building collapse, etc.) and the risks to you appear minimal.
  • Stay clear of the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency response vehicles.
  • Do not return to the building or attempt to search for other people.
  • All people should go to the Primary Emergency Site or the Secondary Evacuation Site if the Primary Evacuation Site is the building affected.
  • If you are trapped in a falling building:
    • Use a flashlight.
    • Stay in your area so you don’t kick up dust.
    • Cover your mouth with a handkerchief or cloth.
    • Tap on a pipe or wall so that rescuers can hear where you are.
    • Use a whistle if you have one.
    • Only shout if cannot make noise another way. (Shouting can cause you to inhale dangerous amounts of dust.)

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