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Emergency Lockdown An emergency lockdown may be applicable to avoid entry to or departure from an SMU campus facility. Emergency lockdown requires activating the locks to all exterior and interior doors. Building managers should be trained in guidelines for lockdown procedures. There are a number of emergency situations in which an evacuation of the building and/or classroom is not advisable—hostile intruder, hazardous released outside, terrorist attack, etc. General emergency lockdown procedures are as follows: Communication An emergency lockdown will be announced by voice communication by your Building Manage, SMU Police, SMU Public Affairs, or local authorities. If a situation that may require an emergency lockdown is discovered, the individual making the discovery shall immediately contact the police and provide as much information as possible. Fire evacuation alarms are not to be sounded. Procedures Lock classroom and other doors. Close windows and window treatments. Turn off the lights. Everyone is to remain quiet and not enter hallways. Should the fire alarm sound, do not evacuate the building unless: o You have firsthand knowledge that there is a fire in the building; o You are in imminent danger; or o You have been advised by police to evacuate the building. Conceal yourself, as much as possible, by crouching down in areas out of sight from doors and windows. People in hallways are to seek shelter in the nearest classroom. People in outdoor areas should immediately take cover.
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