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Emergency Protective Actions

In the event an emergency occurs on campus, you may be asked to take certain protective actions. The most common protective actions requested will be:
 
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Call 911 or AMC Department of Public Safety at (508) 494-9010
 
What to report
  • Emergency Type
  • Building
  • Room
  • Name
 
Shelter in Place or Building Evacuation
To Shelter-in-Place:
  • Get/stay indoors.
  • Secure doors and windows; turn off any air conditioning units in room.
  • Stay indoors until notified that it's safe to go outdoors.
 
For Building Evacuation
  • Evacuate building using nearest exit (or alternate exit if blocked).
  • Take personal belongings (backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Secure hazardous materials or equipment.
  • Follow instructions by faculty, staff, or emergency personnel.
  • Move away from the building.
 
General Protective Actions
 
Fire
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Call Anna Maria Public Safety and/or 911.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do not enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.
 
Severe Weather/Tornado
If Indoors
  • Seek shelter in lowest level of the building.
  • Stay away from exterior windows and doors.
  • If "drop and tuck" position is used: low squat, knees and chin to chest, facing wall with hands interlocked over head.
  • Do not go outside until threat has passed.
If Outdoors
  • Try to seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If unable, get to a low area such as a ditch or ravine or depression works well.
  • Lie flat in ditch or low area.
  • Lie face down and cover your head and face.
 
High Rise Building
  • In a high-rise building, go to a small, interior room or hallway with no windows.
 
Hazardous Materials Release
  • If emergency or anyone is in danger, call Anna Maria Public Safety and/or 911.
  • Move away from the hazardous location to a safe location or evacuate the building.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.
 
Power Outage
  • Secure any hazardous materials or operations.
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if emergency power is operating.
  • Consider switching off/unplugging sensitive equipment.
  • Evacuate the area.
 
Suspicious Object
  • Do not touch or disturb the object.
  • Call Anna Maria Public Safety and/or 911.
  • Notify Faculty, staff or supervisor.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Evacuate the area.