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Hazardous Materials Released in the Atmosphere


Community hazardous materials incident where air quality is threatened

1. If Avila University receives information or is notified by local authorities of an emergency where hazardous materials are released in the atmosphere and air quality is threatened, we will follow this Shelter in Place protocol.

Occupants of all campus buildings are to gather in each building in the designated Emergency Zone location, as listed below. The first responder for each building will direct activities and will be in contact with Campus Safety.

  • Avila Hall: Media Room
  • Blasco: Upper level by registrar's office; lower level by center Office of Marketing and Communications.
  • Borserine: In classroom 423
  • Carondelet: In 1st floor Classroom; 2nd and 3rd floor lounges
  • Dallavis: In lobby area
  • Fieldhouse: By Athletic Department Office
  • Chapel/Foyle: In Chapel
  • Goppert: In Goppert lobby
  • Hodes: Near TRIO Offices in lobby
  • Library: By circulation desk
  • Marian: Upper level in Alumni lounge; lower level in hallway by Eagles's Nest
  • O'Rielly: Upper level by Social Work offices; lower level between classrooms 102 & 117
  • Thompson Hall: 1st floor lobby
  • Ridgway: In 4th, 5th and 6th floor lounges
  • Whitfield: In Whitfield lobby

3. When directed by the first responder to the area, occupants will be advised to cover their mouths and noses as they are taken to the following Shelter in Place locations:

  • Marian Centre Upper level (Primary Location)
  • Carondelet Hall 2nd floor (Primary Location)
  • Ridgway Hall 5th floor (Primary Location)

Backup location if all three primary locations are not usable:

  • Whitfield Center Conference Room (Alternate Location)
  • Hooley-Bundschu Library (Alternate Location)

See Shelter in Place locations map at the bottom of the page.

4. If able, assist the disabled to the Shelter in Place locations. If you are not able and assistance is needed, call Campus Safety immediately at 816-985-6079.

5. Occupants for Shelter in Place locations:

  • Marian Centre Upper level:  Blasco, Borserine, Goppert, Marian
  • Carondelet Hall 2nd floor:  Carondelet, Hodes, O'Rielly
  • Ridgway Hall 5th floor:  Dallavis, Chapel, Fieldhouse, Foyle, Library, Ridgway, Whitfield, Schlumpberger
  • Avila Hall, Thompson Hall  

6. At the Shelter in Place locations, the first responder teams will be in charge of directing activities to provide for the safety of all occupants and some of the following precautions may be taken:

    • All doors and windows will be closed and locked.
    • All blinds and curtains will be closed.
    • All fans, heating and air conditioning systems will be turned off.

7. Radio emergency alert stations (EAS) contact will be available and the instructions and recommendations as given by local fire and law enforcement authorities will be strictly followed.

8. The Executive Committee will determine a further plan of action. Contact your supervisor/Dean or the Vice President of your area.

9. If approached by the media, please refer them to the Office of Marketing and Communications at 816-501-2434. After hours contact Campus Safety at 816-985-6079. (You may give out phone numbers.) Do not make any other statements, especially do not say "no comment." It is okay to tell the media, "I do not have that information right now. Please give me your number and your call will be returned."

shelter in place locations map

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