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Emergency Procedures

Emergency 911/Dispatch 512-245-2805

Evacuate

EVACUATE
To a Designated Location 

  • Follow the instructions provided by authorities.
  • Take only your phone and essential items.
  • Notify others and help those needing assistance
  • Help injured or disabled individuals to designated areas of refuge.
  • Report missing or injured to police. 
Shelter in Place

SHELTER IN PLACE
Safety Strategy

  • Immediately take shelter when a severe storm or other warning is issued.
  • Move to interior of structure, avoid windows.
  • Shelter in smaller rooms if possible.
  • Sit or kneel next to walls. 
  • do not leave shelter until instructed to do so. 
Bomb Threat

BOMB THREAT
Safety Strategy 

  • If the threat is for your location, EVACUATE.
  • Hold the line open. Do not hang up, even if they do. Use another line to call 911. 
  • Keep the person talking as long as possible. 
  • Obtain as much information as possible, including:
    • Where is the bomb?
    • What time is set to go off?
    • What type of bomb is it?

ACTIVE ATTACK: LOCKDOWN

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LOCK DOOR

LIGHTS OFF

STAY OUT OF SIGHT

 


AVOID

ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. 

HAVE AN EXIT PLAN.

MOVE AWAY FROM THE THREAT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. 

THE MORE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE THREAT, THE BETTER. 

DENY

MOVE OUT OF SIGHT, TURN OFF LIGHTS.

LOCK AND BARRICADE DOORS UNTIL ALL-CLEAR IS GIVEN.

KEEP SILENT.

PREPARE TO EVADE OR DEFEND.

DEFEND

IF YOU CANNOT AVOID OR DENY, PREPARE TO DEFEND YOURSELF.

BE AGGRESSIVE AND COMMITTED TO YOUR ACTIONS.

DO NOT FIGHT FAIRLY. THIS IS ABOUT SURVIVAL.

 

FIRE

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  • Call 911 and activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • If the fire is small and you have the training, use a proper fire extinguisher to combat the fire.
  • Do not endanger yourself or others by fighting a large, well-developed fire.
  • EVACUATE
  • Help rescue anyone in need of assistance.
  • Contain the fire by closing, but not locking, as many doors as possible behind you.

If you are above the ground floor and fire or smoke has restricted exit routes: 

  • Remain in your room.
  • Place something at the base of your door to prevent the entrance of smoke.
  • Call 911 and let them know your location.

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING