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Utility Failure

Utility Failure

In the event of a major utility failure:

  • Immediately notify Physical Plant at ext. 273.

  • Physical Plant Emergency staff will respond to evaluate the situation and take corrective action.

  •  If you are trapped in the elevator, use the emergency phone to notify the Physical Plant. If the emergency phone does not work,turn on the alarm. 

  • Physical Plant and/or IUPD will order a building evacuation if the safety of faculty, staff and/or students is threatened.

  •  In the event an evacuation deemed necessary: 

  • A building evacuation will occur when the fire alarm sounds and/or when notified by IUPD or Physical Plant emergency staff.

  • Assist the disabled in exiting the building if possible! Remember that the elevators are reserved for disabled persons.

  • Do not use elevators in case of fire or during power failures.

  • Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet awayfrom the affected building(s). Keep the walkways, fire lanes, and hydrants clear for emergency crews.

  • If requested, assist the emergency crews as necessary. 

  • A campus incident command center may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command center unless you have official business.

  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by a university official.

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