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Emergency signs

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These signs were placed in classrooms at Virginia Tech after the April 16 shootings.

The signs say:

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
REMAIN CALM AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS

FIRE
*Activate the nearest fire alarm and call 9-1-1 if possible. If there are no fire alarms, knock on doors and yell "fire" as you exit the building.
*Evacuate the building.
*Do not use elevators.
*Close doors as you leave.
*Feel closed doors with the back of your hand. Do not open if doors are hot.
*Move well away from the building when evacuating.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON/OBJECT
SUSPICOUS PERSON
*Do not physically confront the person.
*Do not let anyone into a locked building or office.
*Do not block the person's access to an exit.
*Call 9-1-1. Provide as much information as possible about the person and his or her direction of travel.

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE
*Do not touch or disturb the object.
*Call 9-1-1.
*Notify your supervisor.
*Be prepared to evacuate.

BOMB THREAT/EXPLOSION
*Notify Virginia Tech Police Department at 9-1-1.
*As you evacuate, look around for anything suspicious.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
*If an emergency develops or if anyone is in danger, call 9-1-1.
*Move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location.
*Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
*Alert others to stay clear of the area.
*Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed to the hazard or have information about the release.

POWER FAILURE
*Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
*Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
*Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage-sensitive equipment.
*For localized outages, contact Facilities at 231-4300.
*For information about a prolonged outrage, check www.vt.edu or call 231-6668.

CAMPUS WARNING SIRENS
*Seek shelter: get inside.
*Shut all doors and windows.
*Stay away from exterior windows.
*Seek information: call 231-6668 or point your Web browser to www.vt.edu.

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Kacey Beddoes

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2008-04-08

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Kacey Beddoes

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Kacey Beddoes (kbeddoes@vt.edu)

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Citation

Kacey Beddoes, "Emergency signs," in The April 16 Archive, Item #2046, http://www.april16archive.org/items/show/2046 (accessed April 16, 2014).