Shelter in Place

shelter in place

In some emergency situations, such as flooding or release of hazardous materials, emergency responders may order protective actions for persons who live or work on campus. Typically, these protective actions are to evacuate to a safer area or to shelter-in-place. It is possible that some emergency scenarios could result in one of these protective actions being ordered for one part of campus and the other protective action for a different area of campus. When such actions are warranted, you will be appropriately advised by police, fire, safety or university officials via Sea Aggie Alert

Shelter In Place


When emergency conditions do not warrant or allow evacuation from campus, the safest method to protect campus occupants may be to take shelter inside a campus building and await further instructions.


The order to shelter in place will be given by the Office of the President and CEO at which time the following procedures will be implemented. 

Employees: 
- Move indoors or remain there – avoid windows and areas with glass
- If available, take a radio or television to the room to track emergency status
- Keep telephone lines free for emergency responders, do not call 911 for information
- If hazardous materials are involved,
- Turn off all ventilation systems and close all inlets from the outside
- Select a room(s) which is easy to seal and, if possible, has a water supply and access to restrooms
- If you smell gas or vapor, hold a wet cloth loosely over your nose and mouth and breath through it in as normal a fashion as possible

Students:
- Return to resident hall room - avoid windows and areas with glass
- If available, take a radio or television to the room to track emergency status
- Keep telephone lines free for emergency responders, do not call 911 for information
- Wait for Comunity Leader or campus authority to provide further instructions
- If hazardous materials are involved,
- Turn off all ventilation systems and close all inlets from the outside
- Select a room(s) which is easy to seal and, if possible, has a water supply and access to restrooms
- If you smell gas or vapor, hold a wet cloth loosely over your nose and mouth and breath through it in as normal a fashion as possible

Central Shelter In Place Location:
Should an incident occur that requires all campus occupants to shelter in place in a central location, the Incident Command will notify each Department Head to have all students, faculty and staff under their area of responsibility or in the building in which they are located to report to the P.E. Facility immediately.


Once all campus occupants have reported to and have been accounted for in the P.E. Facility, further instructions will be provided by the Incident Command Team

 


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