Building Emergency Plan

Purdue University requires a Building Emergency Plan (BEP) to be completed, and updated as needed for on campus buildings occupied by ten or more people.  Building Deputies and/or BEP Developers will complete these plans in conjunction with building specific safety committees.  These plans will include basic information as specified in the BEP Template. The template is designed to provide building occupants general emergency response recommendations.  The BEPs also include building specific procedures by detailing specific information about the building.

Our BEP's responsive design allows users easy access from a Desktop, Laptop, or Mobile Device. 

BEP Adaptability Examples

 Finding Your Building Emergency Plan:

  • For on-campus buildings: BEP List
    • If your building is not listed please contact your Building Deputy, designated BEP Developer, or our office for assistance.
  • For Non University Owned Buildings (maintained locally, not included in online BEP list):
  • For off-campus farms, forests, and ag centers (maintained locally, not included in online BEP list):
    • ICSC: Indiana Corn & Soybean Innovation Center
    • BECK: Beck Agricultural Center
  • For Purdue Polytechnic Institute Sites (maintained locally, not included in online BEP list):
    • PPI-T: Purdue Polytechnic Institute BEP Template
    • PPI-A: Purdue Polytechnic Institute Anderson BEP (under construction)

Building Emergency Plan Development Resources:

  • BEP Developer's Portal for Building Deputies and/or BEP Developer's access to the Cascade Server for edits and updates to their BEP.
    • [NEW] Cascade Basics and Video tutorials [here].
    • Note: If you currently use Cascade or if you've never used Cascade, please contact Jefferson Howells to request access.
  • Quick Reference Guides:
    • Purdue West Lafayette Buildings (PDF) (Word)
    • Non University Owned Buildings (PDF) (Word)
    • Purdue Polytechnic Institute Sites (PDF)
    • Contractors (PDF) (Word)

Building Emergency Plan Map Template and Examples

For additional assistance with BEP development and/or updates, please contact:

Jefferson Howells, CEM®
Director, Emergency Preparedness Office
Purdue University Police Department
205 S. Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette IN, 47907
Mobile: (765) 237-8183
Office: (765) 494-0446
PurdueALERT Sign-Up
Campus Emergency Status Website