Explosion
Explosions can be triggered by natural, chemical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, or nuclear reactions. There is the potential for great personal injury, as well as the damage and destruction of property in any explosion.

Action Guidelines

  • Evacuate the building through the nearest exit.
  • As you evacuate:
    • Assist persons with disabilities.
    • Stay away from anything that could fall on you.
    • Open doors carefully.
    • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not move a victim unless there is an immediate threat to life.
  • Once outside, stay at least 300 feet away from the building.
  • Follow directions issued by emergency responders.

If you are notified that an explosion took place elsewhere on campus:

  • Assess situation and decide whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place.
  • Stay away from affected area.
  • Follow directions issued through the Emergency Notification Network (ENN) or by emergency responders.
  • Only call 911 if you have important and relevant information.
  • Get additional information by visiting www.miami.edu or calling the UM Emergency Information Hotline 1-800-227-0354.

EMERGENCY GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS: 

Emergency Guide Home
CRITICAL INFORMATION: 
Reporting an Emergency Evacuation
Important Phone Numbers Shelter-In-Place
Emergency Notification Individuals with Disabilities
SPECIFIC ACTION GUIDELINES: 
Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Hurricane
Bomb Threat Medical
Concerning Behavior Suspicious Activity
Explosion Utility Failure
Fire Weather
Hazardous Materials
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 
Crime Prevention Personal Preparedness