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Emergency Response to Airborne Release


  • In the event of a chemical, nuclear or biological release that would require protective action be taken by campus occupants, Public Safety would be notified by Brown County Public Safety Communications, Emergency Government or other means.
  • Public Safety will utilize phones (emergency call tree) to notify area directors and academic chairs as well as send an e-mail message to all UW-Green Bay employees of the protective action alert.
  • Campus occupants will either be directed to “shelter in place” or “evacuate the Campus.”
  • Do Not Panic

Shelter in Place

  • Do not exit building
  • If you are in a classroom when the “shelter in place” directive is given, remain in the classroom
  • If you are in a hallway or office area when the “shelter in place” directive is given, move to an interior, windowless room if possible.
  • Close all doors and windows.
Person wearing gas mask

Seal Other Ventilation Sources

  • Facilities will turn off all air handlers servicing Campus buildings
  • Minimize use of elevators in buildings. These tend to “pump” outdoor air in and out of a building as they travel up and down.

Remain Indoors

  • Remain in place until an “all clear” is given. Do not evacuate the building unless told to do so by Public Safety.
  • E-mail messages updating conditions approximately every half hour will be sent to all Campus e-mail accounts. Therefore, if you have access to a computer while sheltered in place, log onto the computer, have an e-mail account open so that you can monitor messages as they are sent. Limit use of e-mail messaging while sheltered in place to emergency messages.
  • If you do not have access to e-mail while sheltered in place, you may call 2000, for an automated message with current information on incident conditions. This message will be updated approximately every 30 minutes. Limit all other phone use to emergency calls.
  • Battery operated radios may be used to monitor local media for additional emergency information.