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Crisis Protocol: Ventilation Problem


When the ventilation system fails to properly circulate airflow within a designated area.


  1. If smoke and/or odor is coming from the ventilation system, IMMEDIATELY vacate the area.
  3. Call the Department of Public Safety from a safe location.
  4. Provide the building, floor and room number with the problem.
  5. Advise of the type of problem and injuries, if known.
  6. Once outside, proceed to the Gathering Point identified for your building.
  7. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
  8. DO NOT return to the building until you are told to do so by the Department of Public Safety or University official.
  9. The Building Coordinator will take attendance and assist in accounting for all building occupants.
  10. If requested, assist emergency crews as much as necessary.
  11. A campus emergency command post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command post unless you have official business.