Residential Staff are trained to respond to fire and emergency situations. Should a resident smell smoke, hear or see fire immediately sound an alarm or otherwise alert authorities and vacate the building.
Each semester, every dormitory shall practice fire alarm drills at the beginning of each semester and randomly throughout the semester. Fire alarm drills are to be taken seriously and procedures followed as if it were an actual emergency. Residential Life Staff are trained at the beginning of the semester and the staff member on site will be responsible for following procedures.
Once University Officials are notified of a tornado warning, the implementation of the Tornado Emergency Plan is the responsibility of all members of the University community. The LMU Campus Police and Security Office Staff has the following additional roles and responsibilities.
If a tornado watch is issued for the campus area, an alert will be broadcasted over the NOAA public alert radio and local TV and radio stations. There is no City of Harrogate emergency siren.
If a tornado warning is issued for the campus area, the LMU Campus Police and Security Office will notify the University community. The University community will be notified via E2 campus or other appropriate modality. The LMU Campus Police and Security Office will make a special point to notify representatives at each high risk facility by contacting the designated person for high risk facilities. The information given shall pertain to the type of warning, a time of when the warning will expire, and any further directions.
The LMU Campus Police and Security Office will issue an all clear once the warning/watch has been lifted.
During a tornado warning, follow the procedure listed below.
Outside of Buildings:
Once an all-clear has been given, follow the procedure below:
If the building was not affected by incident, return to your previous location; and if your building was affected by the incident, attempt to safely exit the building. If unable to do so, seek help by calling the LMU Campus Police and Security Office at 423-869-6911. If no telephone is available, try to get the attention of outside personnel by making noise, such as yelling.
LMU Campus Police and Security Office personnel will patrol campus following the incident to assist those affected and to dispatch additional emergency response teams if necessary.