Explosion, Aircraft Crash or Similar Critical Incident

In the event a violent accident such as an explosion or aircraft crash occurs on campus that could render a building or area unsafe, take the following actions:

  1. Immediately take cover under tables, desks and other such objects which will give protection against falling glass or debris.
  2. After the effect of the explosion and/or fire have subsided, notify the University Police Department at extension 4357 (HELP) or 256.765.4357, and the Building Coordinator. Give your name and describe the location and nature of the emergency.
  3. When you are told to leave by the University Police Department or by the Building Coordinator, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.
  4. ASSIST THE DISABLED IN EXITING THE BUILDING! Remember that elevators are reserved for disabled persons' use. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE.
  5. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  6. If requested, assist the University Police Department and/or the Building Coordinator.
  7. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless directed to do so by the University Police Department or the Building Coordinator.
  8. Refer to the emergency procedures, specific to your building, that are attached to the back of this guide.

For emergencies dial (911) or (4357) on any campus phone.