Building Lead Resources and FAQ's

--FAQ's--

  1. If I am a Lead for a building and I am far away from my normal location when an alarm sounds, should I go back over to my normal location to help direct people appropriately?
  2. What if I am in a different building during an emergency – should I help the Leads at that one?
  3. Do I really need to wear my vest during an emergency?
  4. If there is an active shooter, is there something different that Leads should be doing?
  5. What if someone refuses to evacuate or seek shelter?

 

 

--ANSWERS--

  1. If I am a Lead for a building and I am far away from my normal location when an alarm sounds, should I go back over to my normal location to help direct people appropriately?

- Never place yourself in harm’s way to get back to your original location within a building.  If you have ample warning (i.e., incident in another building, significant amount of time before severe weather hits) then yes, but always keep your own safety paramount.

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  1. What if I am in a different building during an emergency – should I help the Leads at that one

-Only if you are asked to assist in some way, otherwise please follow the direction of those buildings Leads.

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  1. Do I really need to wear my vest during an emergency?

-University Police and the Safety Office want you wearing the vest during most emergencies.  You are our contact points and emergency personnel will be looking for those vests to get valuable building information.  In an emergency situation, the vests help make you visible to those you are directing to safety.

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  1. If there is an active shooter, is there something different that Leads should be doing?

-Your immediate personal safety is paramount!  In an active shooter event within your building, use the training you have learned from https://www.uwplatt.edu/police/active-shooter. If a shooter is outside your building, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. Call 911, advise the dispatcher of what is taking place, and inform him/her of your location; remain in place until the police or a campus administrator known to you, gives the "all clear."  This is the exception to wearing your vest; leave it off and reduce your likelihood of being a target.

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  1. What if someone refuses to evacuate or seek shelter?

-If occupants refuse to evacuate seek shelter take note of the room number or location in order to notify emergency personnel when you are out.

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