Thu September 6, 2012
Purdue official details the university's emergency preparedness efforts
Purdue has implemented a number of tools to ensure the campus community knows what to do in the event of an emergency.
Senior director of environmental health and public safety Carol Shelby says the structure and guidance for these efforts is laid out in a series of policies.
She says safety information is available on the Purdue University app for smartphones, by clicking the safety and weather information link on Purdue’s homepage, and in a series of “Campus Safety with Purdue Pete” videos on the university’s YouTube page.
She says procedures are in place for everything from severe weather events to hazardous materials spills to violent situations on campus.
Shelby says there are also outdoor sirens which indicate the need to find shelter, and indoor sirens to alert people in a building to evacuate.