Exterior of physical plant building on the hardin valley campus

Emergency Procedures

Lockdown

When you get the alert (intercom, alarm, text, email, Alertus):

  1. Stay calm
  2. Close and lock door. (bring students in from the immediate area if safe to do so) Barricade door if you cannot lock
  3. Cover windows
  4. Turn off lights (including computer monitors)
  5. Get out of sight
  6. Remain quiet (silence phones)
  7. Wait until ‘All clear’ is announced or an official releases you
  8. If the fire alarm sounds, do not leave the lockdown unless you see or smell smoke or an official orders you to move

Fire

When you get the alert (intercom, alarm, text, email, Alertus):

  1. Evacuate the room (close door behind you)
  2. Follow the evacuation route out of the building (located on campus floorplans)
  3. Go to the rally point at least 300 feet from the building (outer sections of parking lots)
    Keep your class together and take role (ensure everyone is accounted for and out of the building)
  4. Remain at the rally point until ‘All clear’ is announced or an official releases you to re-enter the building

Tornado

When you get the alert (intercom, alarm, text, email, Alertus):

  1. Evacuate exterior rooms
  2. Take shelter in tornado shelters or interior rooms (put more walls between you and the outside)
  3. Keep your class together and take role (ensure everyone made it to shelter)
  4. Remain in the shelter until ‘All clear’ is announced or an official releases you

Contact Us

Alex Comen
Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Manager
865-694-6738