Emergency Evacuation Plans
In the event of a fire or other emergency, seconds
count. The safe, orderly and prompt evacuation of building
occupants depends on having the physical safety features of a
building in operating condition as well as having an emergency
evacuation plan. The cooperation and participation of every
building occupant is essential. Every person that lives and works
in a building on campus has an individual responsibility to know
how to evacuate in an emergency and to accomplish the evacuation
when the fire alarm device sounds or when directed by an authority.
This guide will help you to prepare for emergency situations that
might arise in your building.
Pre-plan your escape
- Know the location of fire alarm pull box locations.
- Make sure your floor has at least two unobstructed ways
- Check the fire exits to make sure they are usable.
- Do not use the elevators. They could become disabled, trapping
you on the fire floor.
- Know the location of fire rated stairwells that will provide a
protected path all the way to the outside.
- Learn the sound of your buildings fire alarm. They could be
bells, chimes, horns or a coded gong.
- Post emergency numbers near all telephones.
If there is a fire or fire alarm, everyone evacuates!
- If you discover a fire or smoke condition, sound the building
alarm by activating the nearest pull station.
- Make a follow-up call to University Police Department at
911 from a campus phone or (317) 940-9999 from a cell phone.
- Whenever you hear the fire alarm sound,leave
immediately! Don't assume the fire alarm is false or a
test and wait to see what others do. In a fire, seconds count.
- Try to help others, if you can do so safely.
- Unless unusual conditions dictate otherwise, the best
evacuation route is the nearest stairway and out the nearest
- When leaving, close the door behind you. If the door locks
automatically, take your key with you in case you need to get back
in for refuge.
- Once outside, meet at your assembly point and take a head count
to make sure everyone is out and accounted for. Never attempt to
re-enter the building to search for someone missing, let fire or
police officials know.
Shelter in Place
Indiana weather can be unpredictable at times, know how
to "Shelter-in-Place." As the Department of Public Safety is
working to identify shelter-in-place locations and mark them
throughout campus, these common sense safety tips can help protect
- Avoid hallways with doors at each end to the outside. This
could create a wind tunnel if the doors are forced open during a
violent weather event.
- Avoid locations with exterior window glass.
- Do not seek shelter in the top floor of a building. The roof of
a building is likely to sustain damage during a violent storm.
- Interior spaces in a building are the best locations.
- If you're the last person out of a space, close the door.
If designated Shelter-in-Place locations are not yet identified
for your building, please use interior areas (safe from broken
glass) - interior classrooms and bathrooms are usually ideal
locations if necessary. Areas of Rescue (places where occupants can
await evacuation assistance) ARE NOT Shelter-in-Place
Evacuation Maps for Evacuation and Shelter in Place
Please note, not all building are available yet. As soon as they
are, they'll be posted. Below you will find the buildings that have
evacuation maps available for fire evacuations and shelter in place