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Emergency Evacuation

The safety of the students is of primary concern to UHV during emergencies. All students must evacuate immediately when the emergency alarm sounds. The key to successful evacuations is knowledge of procedures. Evacuation routes showing the nearest exits are posted in every classroom and office suite in each building. Stay calm during an emergency. The last person to exit a room should close the door after leaving the room. Students in wheelchairs should go to the nearest stairwell and wait for assistance. Never use the elevators during an emergency. Move out and away from the building. Do not leave the designated area until your instructor has accounted for you. Do not re-enter the building unless the all clear is given by emergency personnel or university officials. For assistance, contact the Security at 361-570-HELP (4357) or refer to the Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Plan.