Emergency Survival Guide Emergency Survival Guide


In case of emergency, follow these steps to ensure your safety.


  • Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
  • Safely stop your work.
  • Do not gather your personal belongings unless it is safe to do so.
  • Proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency responders.



If you are inside:

  • If you are on an upper floor, go to the ground floor.
  • Go to the innermost portion of the building.
  • Duck and cover for protection.
  • Avoid windows.


If you are outside:

  • Stop and leave any vehicle.
  • Take cover in the nearest gully, ditch, or low area.



If you discover a fire:

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm if feasible.
  • Evacuate the immediate area.
  • Call 911 when safe to do so.


If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Evacuate as soon as the alarm sounds.
  • Do not open doors if they are hot.
  • Use doors only, do not use elevators.
  • Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by emergency responders.


Criminal Activity

Immediately call 911 from a safe location if you are the victim of or witness to:

  • Assault.
  • Verbal or other threat of bodily harm.
  • Suspicious activity or suspicious packages/items.
  • Crimes in progress.
  • Weapons violations.
  • Activities presenting a serious risk to the individual or others.

Do not confront the suspect or block their exit.


Active Shooter

Follow the five guidelines provided by ALICE:

  • Alert – Recognize initial alert. This could be a gun shot, a phone call, a rave alert, etc.
  • Lockdown – If evacuation is not a safe option, barricade entry points. Prepare to evacuate or counter is needed.
  • Inform – Communicate real time information on shooter location. Use clear and direct language using any communication means possible.
  • Counter – As a last resort, distract the shooter's ability to shoot accurately. Distract and disrupt the aggressor's plan by moving towards exit while making noise, throwing objects, and subduing the shooter.
  • Evacuate – Run from danger when safe to do so using non-traditional exits if necessary. Rallying points should be predetermined.


Hazardous Materials Spill

  • Evacuate the affected area
  • Call 911.
  • Provide the dispatcher with information on the material type, quantity and specific location of spill if known.
  • Stay in a safe location to provide information to emergency responders.
  • If you have hazardous materials in your building, you should have a current Emergency Guide easily accessible.


Medical Emergency

  • Call 911.
  • Do not approach the patient unless it is safe to do so.
  • Send someone to meet and direct emergency responders.
  • Do not move the patient unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do not take seriously ill or injured persons to ENMU Health Services. They need to be treated by EMS.
  • Provide first aid if trained and if it is safe to do so.


For more Information

To get more information during or after an emergency:

  • Call 575.562.4636
  • Tune your radio to your local radio station.
  • Visit enmu.edu
  • For more information on emergency management please visit fema.gov.

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