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EARTHQUAKE
During an earthquake, remain calm and quickly follow the steps outlined below:
1.
If indoors, seek refuge in a doorway or under a desk or table. Stay away from glass
windows, shelves, and heavy equipment.
2.
If outdoors, move quickly away from buildings, utility poles and other structures.
CAUTION! Always avoid power or utility lines as they may be energized. Know
your assembly point.
3.
If in an 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 the
shelter it offers.
4.
After the initial shock, evaluate the situation and if emergency help is necessary,
call the Campus Police. Protect yourself at all times and be prepared for
aftershocks.
5.
Damaged facilities should be reported to Campus Police and Operations.
NOTE:
Gas leaks and power failures create special hazards. Please refer to the section on utility
failures.
6.
If an emergency exists, activate the building’s fire alarm.
7.
If the building fire alarm is sounded, walk to the nearest marked exit and ask
others to do the same.
8.
Assist the disabled in exiting the building! Remember elevators are reserved for
disabled persons’ use.
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS IN CASE OF FIRE. DO NOT
PANIC.
9.
Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected
buildings. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency
vehicles and crews.
10.
If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
11.
A Campus Emergency Command Post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep
clear of the Command Post unless you have official business.
12.
DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless told to do so by a
College official.