Procedures after an Explosion
Follow these actions in the event of an explosion or similar emergency:
- Leave the building/area immediately. If you are unable to get out, take cover under tables, desks, etc. This will provide protection from glass or debris. Evacuate the area as soon as it is safe to do so, following established building-evacuation procedures.
- Call 911 as soon as possible. Give the emergency dispatcher the following information:
- Area where the explosion occurred
- Cause of the explosion (if known)
Wait until the emergency dispatcher tells you to hang up to ensure that all the necessary information has been obtained.
Nonemergency Contact Information
University Police: 260-481-6827
Radiologic and Environmental Management: 260-481-4193
Facilities Management: 260-481-6832
If you are outdoors and hear a siren, go indoors. If you are indoors and hear a siren, go outdoors.