Emergency Procedures by Building - Putnam Student Center

Fire Procedures

In the event of a fire or similar emergency, all occupants of the Putnam Student Center should:

  • evacuate immediately using marked exits; last persons out close all doors;
  • Assemble on the city parking lot immediately West of Putnam Student Center to account for all personnel and
  • Await further instructions from building supervisors and/or emergency management personnel.

Tornado Procedures

In the event tornado sirens are sounded or communication from the police is relayed to the campus, all occupants of Putnam Student Center should take shelter in the following designated locations:

  • Move immediately to restrooms or West wall of cafeteria.

Earthquake Procedures

Drop, cover and hold on! Move only a few steps to a nearby safe place (e.g., under a sturdy table or desk). Most injured persons in earthquakes move more than five feet during the shaking. It is very dangerous to try to leave a building during an earthquake because objects can fall on you. Many fatalities occur when people run outside of buildings, only to be injured by falling debris from collapsing walls. In U.S. buildings, you are safer to stay where you are. After the shaking has stopped, if you go outside, move quickly away from the building to prevent injury from falling debris.

Campus Assistance

Call (417) 836-5509 for escort services between classrooms and parking lots, for assistance with vehicle trouble or similar needs.

Emergency: Police, Fire, Medical, etc. - Call 911