Emergency Action Plan

Tornado Warning

  • A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been detected in the area
  • Follow directions of University faculty and/or staff
  • Seek shelter immediately
  • Go to the lowest available floor in the building and stay away from windows, doors, and outside walls
  • If in a vehicle or outside, seek shelter in the nearest structure with a strong foundation
  • If there is not a structure nearby, lie in a ditch or low spot Stay put until the danger has passed


  • Medical Emergencies Call 911 and University Police 788-7140
  • Activate nearest fire alarm pull station and call 911 if possible
  • After calling 911, notify University Police Department at 788-7140
  • Evacuate the building using Evacuation Information (listed below)
  • Do not enter building until authorized by emergency personnel

Building Evacuation

  • Evacuate using nearest exit (or alternate exit if nearest one is blocked)
  • Do not use elevators!
  • Take personal belongings (keys, purses, wallets, cell phones, etc.), if time allows
  • Secure any hazardous materials or equipment before leaving (e.g. turn off equipment)
  • Follow directions given by University faculty and/or staff
  • Go to Evacuation Assembly Point designated on the emergency maps posted near the exits

Suspicious Person

  • Do not physically confront the person
  • Do not let anyone into a locked office/building
  • Do not block the person’s access to an exit
  • Call 911 and provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel
  • After calling 911, notify University Police Department at 788-7140

Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch or disturb the object
  • Call University Police Department at 788-7140; do not use cell phone near object
  • Notify your instructor, a staff member, or a Resident Assistant
  • Be prepared to evacuate

Power Outage

  • Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area
  • Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating
  • Turn off computers and other voltage-sensitive equipment connected to a universal power source (e.g. battery)
  • For information about a prolonged outage, call plant operations at 788-7170

Hazardous Materials Release

  • If an emergency exists or if anyone is in danger, call 911
  • After calling 911, notify University Police Department at 788-7140
  • Move away from the site of hazard to a safe location
  • Follow instructions of emergency personnel
  • Alert others to stay clear of area
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release

Emergency Action Plan

To be best prepared, download the UAFS Emergency Action Plan. The PDF document will guide you through the proper safety procedures.