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Emergency Management

Emergency Management

KNOW WHAT TO DO – in an emergency

If an emergency occurs, your personal safety is greatly enhanced when you immediately KNOW WHAT TO DO. Below, are the three life safety actions that SMU may ask you to take, based on the type of emergency. Use these links to view short videos to further explain Lockdown, Evacuate and, Seek Shelter.


LOCKDOWN

EVACUATE

SEEK SHELTER

Lockdown Evaculate Seek Shelter

WHEN:

YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS NOTICE IF THERE IS AN INTRUDER WITH A WEAPON OR OTHER TYPE OF VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS

WHEN:

INDOOR ALARMS SOUND OR STROBE LIGHTS FLASH TO SIGNAL THERE IS A DANGER INSIDE OR NEAR A BUILDING, SUCH AS A FIRE

WHEN:

OUTDOOR SIRENS SIGNAL SEVERE WEATHER OR AN ENVIRONMENTAL DANGER OUTSIDE

ACTIONS:

Depending on your personal situation and location: 

RUN away to a safer location, if that is an option;

HIDE out of sight, remain quiet until danger is resolved; or

FIGHT if confronted with violence, collaborate with others to distract the intruder, get away and defend yourselves.

Call 911 if you have information for the police.

Warn others and call 214-768-3333 if you have information for Police.

Wait for officials notice to resume normal activities. 

ACTIONS:

GO OUTSIDE the building to bathrooms, interior halls, away from glass doors and windows

Assist those who are disabled.

Take your cell phone and valuables with you.

Proceed to assembly area outside.

Wait for official notice before attempting to re-enter the building.

ACTIONS:

Seek shelter inside a building and remain there.

Go to the lowest level of the building, stay in interior hallways, away from glass doors and windows.

Monitor TV or website news, if possible.

Wait for official notice to resume normal activities.