Students, faculty, staff, and visitors at IUPUC should exit the building immediately when an alarm sounds or if instructed to do so by authorized emergency personnel, as required by Indiana law. Before exiting, please:
- Turn off equipment.
- Secure hazardous operations if possible.
- If you are in a laboratory equipped with a fume hood and/or a biosafety cabinet, close hoods and sashes.
- Notify others on your way out.
- Close doors behind the last person out.
- Walk quickly to the nearest safe exit, or follow instructions of floor warden(s).
- Do not use elevators unless authorized emergency personnel direct you to do so.
- Report any missing or trapped persons to authorized emergency personnel.
- Move away from the building and go to your evacuation meeting site.
- Do not re-enter the building until authorized emergency personnel give the "all clear" signal.
If you cannot evacuate because of disability, injury, or obstructions caused by debris or blockages:
- Go to a place of refuge or the nearest area where there are no hazards.
- Dial 911 or 9-911 from a campus phone.
- Remain calm, responders will arrive.
- If possible, signal your location to emergency responders from a window, door, or other opening.
Assistance for People who are Physically Challenged
Those with mobility or physical challenges, as well as those who will be called upon to assist them in the event of an emergency, should be familiar with IUPUC's emergency action plan.
Individuals with physical or mobility challenges may require assistance to evacuate a building. Assistance should be provided by those trained to do so, whenever possible. Direct these individuals to a safe place of refuge until emergency responders arrive, such as an interior room near a stairwell.
Persons in wheelchairs should not use elevators unless instructed to do so by the fire department or other emergency response personnel.
Always notify emergency responders of the interior location of any person with physical challenges who is still inside a campus building after you have evacuated.