Emergency Quick Response Guide

Shelter in Place – Lockdown: If evacuation isn’t possible, or Public Safety has advised to “Lockdown”. Lockdown is a temporary sheltering technique that is utilized to limit exposure to an “Active Shooter” or similar threat. When alerted to lockdown, occupants of any facility within the affect- ed area will lock all doors and windows converting the facility into a large “safe room.” Secure the room in the best way practical to prevent unautho- rized persons from entry into the space. This can include the following: 1. Lock the door. 2. Does the door open in or out? Doors that open into the classroom can be barricaded with heavy objects inside the room or using a wedge. Doors that open out into the hallway cannot be barricaded. Reconsider evacuation or move to another room. If not possible, attempt to tie the door closed with an extension cord, belt, or anything that can be wrapped around the door handle. 3. Do not stand in front of the door or windows. Stand out of sight. Avoid huddling together in a mass. Use the walls and heavy objects such as desks, tables and filing cabinets to hide behind. 4. Stay Quiet. Turn off lights. 5. Silence cell phones and turn off devices (computers) that emit light or sound. 6. Call for help. Have one person call 610-683-4001 or 911 . 7. Provide the police with the following information: ❚ Location, group size, and contact number ❚ Injuries ❚ Assailant information – location, number of suspects, race, gender, clothing description, physical features, type of weap- ons, backpacks, shooter’s identity 8. Employees should report anyone believed to be missing. 9. If possible, place a large note or article of clothing out or on the window to let emergency personnel know where you are. Do not identify that the room is occupied for anyone inside the building. 10. Do not answer the door or respond to verbal inquiries. 11. NEVER open the door. Once you are secure, you should never open the door for any reason. Responding police will open the door for you.