the event of a declared emergency, the University of North Florida will use
multiple means of communication to notify and update the campus community
regarding the nature of the emergency. Means of communication may include
the event of an emergency notification, or if you become personally aware of an
active shooter/hostile intruder event while in a University building, quickly
determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life.
staff members are encouraged to take the actions listed below:
When an active shooter is in your
If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide.
Your hiding place should:
The vast majority of campus spaces are
equipped with mechanical thumb turns on the door that only require the thumb
turn to be moved to a position in which the lock dead bolt is engaged with the
strike of the door jamb. However in a number of larger classrooms and lecture
halls on campus (Social Sciences Building, Brooks Brown Hall Addition, John E.
Mathews Jr. Computer Science Building) a lock/unlock switch has been installed
at the classroom near the entry/exit door or in the front of the classroom near
the podium. If so equipped, an LED light indicating the lock status of the door
will illuminate the switch. In order to secure such doors, flip or push
the switch to a position so that the indicator light on the switch changes from
green (open) to red (closed). The activation of the switch will engage an
electromechanical locking device that will secure the door(s) until emergency
personnel clear the emergency.
Once doors are locked and secured, only
open doors for uniformed first responders.
evacuation and hiding are not possible:
informed to evacuate by emergency personnel, leave all personal effects behind
unless instructed otherwise by emergency personnel.
exiting a campus space, promptly proceed to the location designated by or led
to by emergency personnel.
not reenter campus space until directed or given an all clear by emergency
Here is an informative video that puts many of the concepts in this document in context to an actual active shooter/hostile intruder incident. It is strongly recommended that you take the time to review the material BEFORE debriefing members of your organization. Should you deem it appropriate, showing the video to your staff is also encouraged and recommended.
additional videos can also be found on myWings under the emergency section of
the Home Tab.
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