Hardin-Simmons University Emergency Desk Reference
Ending the Lockdown
The lockdown will be declared over by the president or a senior administrator declaring an “all
The announcement of “all clear” at the end of the lockdown will be communicated by the same
means used to declare the lockdown.
If you smell smoke or other unusual odors suggesting a possible fire, immediately call the HSU
Police Department at (325) 670-1461 or call (9) 911. Not all campus buildings are equipped with
fire alarm systems.
If you discover an actual fire situation, you should:
Alert other building occupants by immediately sounding the building fire alarm. To do this
pull a wall-mounted fire alarm pull station.
Dial (9) 911 and provide the location of the fire.
Evacuate the building. DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS. Most stairways are protected from
smoke and are the safest way out of the building.
If needed, fire extinguishers are located in all public corridors approximately every 75 feet.
Never assume a fire alarm is false. If you hear a fire alarm sounding, exit the building immediately.
Do not re-enter the building until told it is safe to do so by either the police or the fire department.
In the event of an emergency situation, it may be necessary to evacuate the building. Causes for
evacuation may be fire, hazardous chemical incidents, explosion, severe weather, or other
Some Hardin-Simmons University campus buildings are equipped with fire alarm systems. If you
hear a fire alarm, you should evacuate the building immediately.
Physically impaired individuals should be identified for assistance by fellow building occupants.
Mobility impaired individuals on upper floors should proceed to the nearest exit stairwell for
assistance by emergency response personnel. Once outside the building, co-workers should
immediately notify emergency response personnel of the location of mobility impaired
Any questions concerning this evacuation procedure should be referred to the HSU Police
Department at (325) 670-1461.