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Certain types of incidents may require a practice known as sheltering in place. Radiological or chemical attacks, a sudden violent storm like a tornado or violent criminal activity are the kinds of activities that may require a shelter-in-place response. In those types of incidents, an evacuation to an exterior location could place University members in greater harm.
Shelter in place, usually intended as a short-term option, is an order given only by police, fire and rescue personnel. If the order is given, these procedures should be followed:
You can prepare for these types of emergency by preparing a modest kit containing the following:
UB maintenance personnel are specially trained for responding to a shelter in place emergency. Among their instructions is to turn off any devices that bring air in from the outside, in order to lessen the chance of contamination.