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Campus Safety

Immediately take cover under tables, desks or other objects that give protection from broken glass or debris.

  1. After the effects of the explosion have subsided, notify the USC Aiken Police at 6-1-1-1. Give your name, describe the location and nature of the emergency.
  2. Evacuate the immediate area of the explosion by quickly walking to the nearest exit, alerting BEC and people as you go. Notify your supervisor/faculty. Be aware of structural damage. Stay away from glass doors and windows. Do not touch or move any suspicious object.
  3. Assist others, especially the injured and disabled (see guidelines on last page) to evacuate the building.
  4. Once outside, move to a clear area rally point away from the affected building. Keep the walkways/roadways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. To the best of your ability, and without re-entering the building, assist the Police/BECs in their attempt to determine that everyone has evacuated safely.
  6. Do Not return to a building until told to do so or the all clear signal is sounded (emergency signal pulse steady)
  7. If the Chancellor’s Office signals a campus wide evacuation (emergency signal steady    tone) evacuate the campus following PA announcement, emergency web page and text    messaging instructions.