Explosions may be accidental or deliberate and can be caused by chemicals, natural gas, propane, high pressure steam, or an explosive device.

If you see or hear an explosion:

  • CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY and call Campus Security at 3310
  • Be prepared for possible further explosions
  • Leave the area if possible
  • If unable to leave, take cover under a table or desk or in a windowless interior room such as a restroom
  • Stay away from windows, mirrors, overhead fixtures, filing cabinets, bookcases, heavy objects, and electrical equipment
  • If evacuation is ordered, proceed to the appropriate assembly area
  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious, immediate danger
  • Open doors carefully. Watch for falling objects.
  • Do not use elevators
  • Do not use matches or lighters
  • Be prepared for fire or power failures to follow explosions