An armed intruder on campus may be announced on MoBull, via telephone or the Alertus desktop app, or via some other method. You may also actually hear gunshots or other indications.
If there is an armed intruder somewhere on campus follow instructions given during the alert.
If there is an armed intruder in the library your actions will depend on the location of the intruder. Follow the RUN, HIDE, FIGHT protocol.
Always follow the instructions of the police officers responding to the incident. Approach the officers with your hands visible. Tell the officers the location of the intruder if you know it.
Once you are in a safe location, remain there until you are released by law enforcement personnel.
Follow any emergencies messages on MoBULL. Do not call University Police unless you need emergency information or have valuable information to share.
For more information, see the armed intruder instructions at the University Police Web Site. at http://www.usfsp.edu/university-police-department/armed-intruder/.
All employees should have a copy of the Bomb Threat Procedures card prepared by University Police. This card contains instructions on one side and a checklist on the other to help you deal with a bomb threat. Keep this card near your phone. If you don’t have a copy, let you supervisor know.
If you receive a bomb threat there are things you should NOT do…
DO NOT use two-way radios or cellular phones. The signals could set off the bomb.
DO NOT evacuate the building unless told to do so by University Police.
DO NOT touch or move suspicious packages.
Try to keep other people away from the item.
Building maintenance activities or local construction projects may lead to chemical or other odors infilitrating the building. These odors will frequently dissipate quickly, but if the continue to strengthen so they start to create physical stress (such as watering eyes) or are a nuisance that interferes with operations they should be reported as follows:
NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
Call the University Safety and Compliance Officer (873-4820) and Facilities Services (873-4135). Describe the odor and the effects on building occupants.
Call the University Police Department (873-4140 or 3-4444). They can contact appropriate authorities, help evaluate the situation, and help decide if the building should be evacuated and or closed.
Explosions could be caused by a bomb, by an accident, or by mechanical malfunction. During an explosion you need to expect falling debris, smoke, fire, noxious fumes and more. You need to protect yourself against all of these occurrences.
If you are trapped in debris:
Avoid unnecessary movement so you don't kick up dust. Cover your nose and mouth with anything you have on hand. (Denseweave cotton material can act as a good filter. Try to breathe through the material.)
If Trapped in a Room
Clothing on Fire (Stop, Drop and Roll)
Obtain medical attention. Call 911.
Flooding and/or leaks could be caused by a weather event - such as a thunderstorm - or it could be caused by mechanical failure in the plumbing or HVAC system. Regardless of the cause, care should be taken to protect people and library resources.