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Emergency Situations & Procedures

 Building Evacuation Procedures
  • When the fire alarm is activated, evacuation is mandatory, even if you don't smell smoke.
  • Do not use elevators!
  • Take personal belongings (keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
  • Follow directions given by your building's Emergency Coordinator.
  • Assist persons with disabilities.
Suspicious Person
  • Do not physically confront a person.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
  • Do not block the person's access to exit.
  • Call 911 0r 672-1911.

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Suspicious Object/Package
  • Do not touch or disturb the object or package.
  • Call 911 or 672-1911.
  • Notify your supervisor and/or the building's Emergency Coordinator.


Bomb Threat
  • Remain calm.
  • Get as much information as possible from a threatening caller - location of explosive device, when the device was planted, etc.
  • Call 911 0r 672-1911.
  • Follow instructions of emergency personnel.
  • Help remove those needing assistance from the immediate area.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and call 911 or 672-1911 if possible.
  • Confine the fire by closing windows and doors.
  • Extinguish the fire if you have been trained and it is safe to do so.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do not enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel.


Weather Emergency
  • For up-to-date weather information:
    • Monitor local radio and television stations
    • Check the conditions on campus on the FSU website --
  • Be prepared to shelter in place until you're notified by Fayetteville State University officials that it's safe to leave; have a plan for getting back together with fellow employees.
  • During thunderstorms, do not handle electrical equipment.
  • During hurricanes or under tornado warnings:
    • Seek shelter
    • Stay away from windows; move to an interior hallway on a lower floor
    • Get under sturdy furniture
  • During floods:
    • Do not walk through flowing water or drive through flooded areas
    • Stay away from electrical lines
  • Anxiety & Severe Weather
Emergency Preparedness
  • Know your building's Emergency Coordinator and the evacuation procedure for your area
  • Emergency preparedness kits should be maintained by residents, commuters, and staff.
  • Get a battery-operated weather radio.
  • Discuss preparedness plans with family and friends.

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