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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:

THERE IS AN INTRUDER WITH A WEAPON OR THREAT OF ANOTHER 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 to a safer location, if that is an option

HIDE out of sight, remain quiet until danger is resolved; lock doors when possible

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

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

Wait for campus officials to notify you when 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 the assembly area outside

Wait for campus officials to notify you when to return to normal activities

ACTIONS:

GO INSIDE a building, to bathrooms or interior halls, away from glass doors or windows

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

Monitor one or more media sources

Wait for campus officials to notify you when to return to normal activities