University Safety and Assurances

Emergency Response to Explosion

Link to Quick Reference: Emergency Response to Explosion


Call University Police (Fire Department) - 9-911 from any campus phone or 414-229-9911 from a cell phone

In the event of an explosion on campus, take the following actions:

  1. Immediately take cover under tables, desks, or under objects which will give protection against falling glass and debris.
  2. After the initial effects of the explosion have subsided, notify the University Police dispatcher at 9-911 from any campus phone or 414-229-9911 from a cell phone.

    Give your name, tell them if there is a fire and describe the location and nature of the emergency.

  3. Activate the building fire alarm.
  4. Evacuate the building by the nearest exit. If disabled personnel cannot safely evacuate the building, assist to the nearest stairwell away from damaged area.

    Alert emergency personnel of their location.

  6. Once outside, move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews.
  7. DO NOT RETURN TO AN EVACUATED BUILDING unless authorized by the Milwaukee Fire Department or the University Police.