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Active Assailant

If an active assailant is reported or encountered: Decide – Run. Hide. Fight. RUN – If the assailant ‘s location is known and the opportunity to escape is available, flee […]

Alcohol Safety

In case of an alcohol or other drug-related emergency: Call 9-1-1 Stay with the individual until public safety officials arrive Do not try to give the individual anything to eat […]

Bomb Threat

Threatening Call / Bomb Threat Checklist: https://police.ufl.edu/media/policeufledu/ documents/brochures/Bomb-threat-procedures.pdf If a bomb threat is called in: Telephone Threat DO NOT hang up on the caller; speak calmly to them Write down the […]

Building Fire / Evacuation

If you encounter odor/smoke/fire/explosion: RACE Rescue — Persons in immediate danger, if possible. This includes yourself! Alarm — Pull fire alarm and call 9-1-1. Contain — Fire and smoke by […]

Dangerous, Disruptive or Disturbing Employee

If an individual is dangerous or threatening harm to self or others, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you encounter a disruptive or disturbing employee If you are NOT concerned for your […]

Dangerous, Disruptive or Disturbing Student

If an individual is dangerous or threatening harm to self or others, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you encounter a disruptive or disturbing student If you are NOT concerned for your […]

Extreme Heat

In the event of extreme heat: Wear light, loose-fitting warm-weather clothing; Avoid exerting yourself outdoors; Stay indoors as much as possible; Consider going to a cool building if you do […]


Turn Around, Don’t Drown   Avoid flooded roads, paths, sidewalks, and areas that could be damaged under the flood waters. Turn around and go another way. Be especially cautious at […]

Hazardous Materials Release / Shelter In Place

In the event of a hazardous material release: Call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to clean up the spill unless specifically trained and outfitted to do so. Turn off all ignition […]


When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors   Stop all outdoor activities. Seek shelter in a substantial building or hard-topped vehicle. Wait 30 minutes after the storm to resume activities. Source: Emergency […]

Medical Emergency

If you encounter someone experiencing a medical emergency (examples: heart attack, loss of consciousness, large loss of blood, serious accident or seizure, etc.): Call 9-1-1 Unless trained, do not render […]

Severe Thunderstorm Warning / Tornado Warning

If a severe thunderstorm warning or tornado warning is issued: Seek shelter in a sturdy building. Vehicles, trailers and modular buildings may not provide good protection. Move to interior areas […]

Suspicious Packages / Mail

If you come in contact with suspicious packages / mail: Opened Package – If you have opened a package containing a unknown substance, powder, or threat: Put it down immediately. […]

Utility Outage / Disruption

In the event of a utility outage or disruption: If it’s an emergency, call 9-1-1. Power Outage: If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an area that […]