There are five JeffALERT Emergency Notifications you may receive. It is important to know what each potential JeffALERT means and how to react. Please take time to review them so that you will know what to do if you ever receive a JeffALERT.
An "Emergency Closure" is a closure of a portion of or the entire University, in order for emergency operations to occur with the least amount of interruptions, while at the same time protecting the life and safety of the University community and visitors.
A "Lock Down" is a procedure used when there is an immediate threat to building occupants. Students, faculty and staff would be instructed to secure themselves in the room they are in and remain there until the situation has been curtailed and an "all clear" announcement has been given by Security/JeffALERT. The Lock Down allows emergency responders to ensure the security and safety of the students and staff, address the immediate threat and remove or evacuate any innocent bystanders from immediate danger to an area of refuge. This procedure is most commonly used to secure areas not directly impacted by an incident occurring inside a building.
- Stay in your room or office and lock/barricade the door, if possible
- Remain quiet
- Do not attempt to "see what is going on"
- Remain in the room until emergency personnel give you an "all clear"
"Evacuate" means there is a potential threat to a building, area or the entire University that requires immediate evacuation.
A "Shelter-in-Place" is a procedure whereby the entire building population is moved to a single (or multiple) location(s) in a building. This procedure is most commonly used during weather emergencies or when an extremely hazardous substance is released into the outside atmosphere.
A "Hazardous Condition" means there is a condition were an immediate threat to the life, safety and health of the public exists.