- If there is danger from falling glass or debris, immediately take cover under tables, desks or other objects that will provide protection.
- In all cases of explosion, evacuate the building. Leave the room and close, but do not lock, the room door.
- Do not use elevators.
- Immediately exit the building at the closest exit as soon as it is safe to do so and gather at an evacuation assembly point. Employees should check in with their administrator and students with their instructor.
- If fire is present, stay low to the floor and exit the building as quickly as possible
- If trapped under debris, tap on the wall or whatever is available to alert emergency personnel.
- Use a cell phone to call 911 immediately and state your location. Only use a cell phone outside of the building. Do not pull fire alarms. Do not touch any electrical switches or devices, including computers.
- Untrained people should not try to rescue people who are inside a collapsed building; wait for emergency personnel.
- Contact your supervisor, director, dean or the vice president of your area, who will report the situation to the appropriate administrators. The Command Center Team will determine a further plan of action.
- If approached by the media, please refer them to the public relations director, 785.594.8330. Do not make other statements. Especially do not say “no comment.” It is okay to tell the media, “I do not have that information right now. Please give me your number and your call will be returned.”