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Remember, when you hear: 

  • All-Hazards Outdoor Warning Sirens: Immediately seek shelter in a safe location within the closest facility. Audio example* (.wmv)
  • Building Fire Alarms: Immediately evacuate the building and move to a safe location. Audio example* (.wav)

In both cases, solicit additional clarifying information by all possible means, including the Purdue homepage, TV, radio, email, etc.

*Sound files are examples only. There are different types of alarms, and sounds may vary.

Training and Exercise

  • Administrative Operations Public Safety video
  • All-Hazards Awareness Training opportunities
  • Campus Threat Specific Exercise Plans (ExPlan)

University Policies



  • Purdue EAPS-XTRRA Radar
  • Large/complex Event Weather Decision Support Services
    • In support of our commitments as a StormReady University and Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, the Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office will assist in developing event-related weather forecast decision support resources for event organizers. 
  • Emergency Procedures Guide Flipbook
  • Building Emergency Plans (BEP)
    • Building specific emergency contacts, evacuation, and sheltering guidance for buildings on/off campus.
  • Building Emergency Plan edits/updates using Cascade CMS
    • Workshops and individual training sessions to aid building deputies and BEP developers in maintaining online BEPs using the Cascade Content Management System.  
  • Special Event Emergency Planning Checklist (PDF)
    • A guideline for student, staff, and faculty event organizers to follow while planning events on campus (West Lafayette & Indianapolis).


  • Campus Emergency Status webpage
    • This website is the primary online resource for current and developing PurdueALERT information and changes to the operational status of campus (West Lafayette & Indianapolis).
  • Campus Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
    • A multi-location scalable center designed to support the needs of expanding incidents and/or large complex preplanned events.  
  • Twitter/X (@purdueemergency)
    • Sign up for a free Twitter/X account, then use the app to push notifications directly from @purdueemergency to your smartphone.
  • PurdueALERT
  • Get Ready, Get Set, Go! Decision Assistance Tool
    • Purdue West Lafayette buildings PDF / Word
    • Purdue Indianapolis buildings (Pending) 
    • Non-campus locations PDF / Word


  • After Action Review (AAR) process and After Action Report product.
  • This phase involves assessing damage and restoring systems to normal status.