Emergency Preparedness

Maricopa Emergency Management System (MEMS): What to do

What is an emergency?

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire, or ambulance personnel. Your judgment often determines whether an incident is an emergency. If you consider a situation to be an emergency, then it is an emergency and the procedures in this booklet should be followed. If in doubt, err on the side of safety!

You should call 911 in ALL emergencies

What to do if...

GENERAL EMERGENCY

When calling 9-1-1, you DO NOT need to first dial “9” to receive an outside line. The Emergency Operator will ask a series of questions while assisting you.

  • Stay on the line with the dispatcher
  • Provide the address, location and a description of the emergency
  • Provide a thorough description of the incident to ensure the appropriate resources are dispatched
  • Notify College Public Safety : *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555
  • College Public Safety will notify the Rio Salado PIO and MEMS Team

If an evacuation is required, pull the fire alarm.

  • Follow the normal evacuation route
  • Follow an alternate route if the normal route is too dangerous
  • Report to the Point of Assembly
  • Take headcount (designated department personnel)
  • Information regarding missing personnel shall be relayed to the College Public Safety
  • Notify PIO (Rio Salado College and District)

Depending on the severity of the incident, the central source for information updates is: www.maricopa.edu/mems

ANIMALS

Generally, animals are not allowed on the premises. The exception is assistance animals. When an animal is observed on the college property:

  • Call College Public Safety - *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555
  • Provide the location and description of the animal
  • Do not put yourself in the immediate threat of the animal
  • Alert personnel, provide warning to others
  • If possible, seal off the area, if animal (s) is still present
  • Animals are not allowed on premises. The only exception is assistance animals.

In the case of rabid or dangerous animals:

  1. First ensure the safety of students, employees and visitors.
  2. Call 9-1-1, if necessary. / Notify front desk 1-8911.
  3. If possible, leave the area.
  4. Notify a MEMS Team member:
    Public Safety 480-731-8436 or 623-826-7784
    Risk Manager 480-731-8879 or 602-290-7403
    Emergency Coordinator 480-731-8184 or 480-789-3231
  5. Provide description of animal(s) and the animal’s location.
  6. If possible, seal off area if animal(s) still present.
BOMB THREAT

Upon receiving a message that a bomb has been planted on the premises:

  1. Use bomb threat checklist.
ACTIVE SHOOTER

An Active Shooter is a situation where one or more suspects participate in a shooting spree, and demonstrating intent to continuously harm others. The overriding objective appears to be that of inflicting serious bodily injury/ death rather than other criminal conduct.

WHAT TO DO

  1. If you are in a classroom, room or office, STAY THERE. Secure the door and turn off the lights. Remain silent.
  2. Place as much distance between yourself and the threat. If able to, move away from the sound of gunfire as fast as possible. Move with the flow of evacuating personnel.
  3. If inside a building, and in an unsafe or open area, move to a safe area if possible.
  4. If outside, move to the interior of a nearby building.
  5. If you cannot flee the area, secure yourself in a room that you can maintain control of. Attempt to hide yourself from observation and remain quiet.
    • If able to without compromising your location to the threat(s), use a cell phone or land line to call 9-1-1, report your location to the police.
    • Remain in this location unless you are confident you can flee from the location of the threat.
  6. Comply with all orders from the police.

ACTIVE SHOOTER – OPEN SPACES
Stay alert and look for appropriate cover locations. Hard cover, such as brick walls, large trees, retaining walls, parked vehicles, and any other object that may stop bullets, may be utilized as cover.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE RESPONDING POLICE
Police Officers responding to an active shooter are trained to proceed immediately to the area where the shots were last heard; their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible. The first responding officers may possibly be from different police agencies and dressed in different uniforms. They may even be in civilian clothes and wearing an external bulletproof vest.

Regardless of how officers appear, remain calm. Do as the officers tell you, and do not be afraid of them. Put down any bags or packages that you are carrying and keep your hands visible at all times.

If you know where the shooter is, or know the shooters description, tell the officers.

The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured victims. Rescue teams will follow shortly after the first responding officers enter the area. They will attend to the injured and remove everyone safely from the area.

Keep in mind that once you have escaped to a safer location, the entire area is still a crime scene. Police will usually not let anyone leave until the situation is under control and witnesses have been identified. Until you have been released, remain at whatever assembly point authorities designate.

RIOT/ STUDENT UNREST
  • Call 9-1-1, if the situation is dangerous to people or property. Follow the emergency reporting guidelines.
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), or 480-377-4555.
  • College Public Safety shall notify the MEMS Team (Rio Salado College & District).
  • Keep other students/ staff calm.
  • Lock classroom/ office doors.
  • If in lockdown, do not allow anyone to leave the room until you receive an “all-Clear” signal from the local emergency agencies or College Public Safety.
  • Make a list of students/ staff that are missing. Relay this information to College Public Safety and/or Emergency Operations personnel, as soon as possible.
CRIME IN PROGRESS
  • Remain calm.
  • Call 9-1-1.
    (You DO NOT have to first dial “9” to get an outside line.)
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
  • From a safe distance, write down or make a mental note of as much information as possible
    (i.e., suspect description, clothing description, vehicle description, and license plate number).

DISRUPTIVE PERSON

Whenever you observe or are the subject of unruly or disruptive acts by an individual:
  • OUTSIDE THE BUILDING/ MEETING ROOM/ CLASSROOM

    1. Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
    2. Remain calm, instruct others to remain calm.
    3. Wait for the responding College Public Safety staff.
    4. Describe the incident.
    5. College Public Safety will make the proper notifications.

  • INSIDE THE BUILDING/ MEETING ROOM/ CLASSROOM

    1. Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
    2. Wait for the responding College Public Safety staff.
    3. Describe the incident to the responding College Public Safety.
    4. If a student is the disruptive person, inform the Instructor to prepare and forward a “Student Conduct  Disruptive / Discipline Report.”

  • PHYSICAL VIOLENCE (FIGHTS / ASSAULTS)

    DO NOT TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR HANDS. DO NOT APPROACH.
    1. First ensure the safety of students, employees, staff, and visitors.
    2. Call 9-1-1.
    3. Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), or 480-377-4555.
    4. Evacuate immediate area.

  • INTRUDER/ HOSTAGE

    DO NOT APPROACH!
    1. Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), or 480-377-4555.
    2. Provide detailed description of the intruder.
    3. Be prepared to evacuate area and assist with evacuation.

  • HOSTAGE

    1. Follow the instructions of the hostage taker.
    2. Remain as calm as possible.
    3. Ask permission to speak and DO NOT become confrontational or argue.  Refrain from make suggestions.

  • WEAPONS

    DO NOT APPROACH THE SUSPECT
    1. Remain alert!  Remain Calm! It is quite possible that the suspect is not acting alone.
    2. Call 9-1-1 (if an unauthorized weapon is suspected to be on site).
    3. Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555
    4. Place as much distance between yourself and the threat.
    5. Make no attempt to disarm the suspect.  Back away with your arms up.
EVACUATION
  • Follow evacuation drill procedures and route. Follow alternate route if normal route is too dangerous.
  • Take employee list/classroom roster and emergency kit.
  • Assist with disabled and non-English speaking individuals.
  • Proceed to assembly area.
  • Evacuated staff will stay with their department.
  •  Account for employees/take roll again when group arrives at the “Point of Assembly.”
  • Remain at the “Point of Assembly” until you are directed otherwise.

 FACILITATORS

  • Account and Report. Account for all attendees.
  • Notification of Missing or unaccounted attendees/ students to the Building Leader.
  • Remain at the “Point of Assembly” until you are directed otherwise.

REVERSE EVACUATION

Reverse Evacuation/Shelter-in-place provides refuge for employees, students, and visitors within site/campus buildings during an emergency. Shelters are located in areas that maximize the safety of inhabitants. Safe areas may change, depending on the emergency. Be prepared to go into lockdown/shelter-in-place once inside.

  • Proceed to the determined designated safe area within the building.
  • The Evacuation Team will direct individuals to the assemble area.
  • All individuals reporting to the area will remain inside the building, until directed otherwise.
  • Supervisor/ Manager - Account & Report responsibility.
  • Close all exterior doors and windows.

  • If advised:

    1. Turn off any ventilation leading outdoors.
    2. Cover up food not in containers or put it in the refrigerator.
    3. Cover mouth and nose with handkerchief, cloth, paper towels or tissues. 

SHELTERING PROCEDURES

Sheltering is designed to provide refuge for employees, students, and visitors within buildings during an emergency. Shelters are located in areas that maximize the safety of occupants. Safe areas may change depending on the emergency.
 

  • Fire/Police/Maintenance & Operations / College Public Safety will notify employees of a sheltering-in-place occurrence through phone, loud speakers, runners, text, e-mail, or other means.
  • Employees/students/visitors assemble in safe areas. Bring all people inside building(s).
  • Department supervisors account for employees (faculty account for  students) when in safe area.
  • College Public Safety shall make the notification to the MEMS Team (Rio Salado College and District) as it relates to the missing and/or unaccounted individuals.
  • Remain in the safe areas until instructed otherwise by authorities.
  • IF ADVISED
    1. Close all exterior doors and windows.
    2. Turn off any ventilation leading outdoors.
    3. Seal doors, windows, and vents with plastic sheets and duct tape, if available.
    4. Cover up food not in containers or put it in the refrigerator.
    5. Cover mouth and nose with handkerchief, cloth, paper towels or tissues.

FACILITATORS

  • Verify information through Supervisor/Evacuation Team/College Public Safety.
  • Lock office areas/classroom.
  • Warn employees/students/visitors, if advised.
  • Account for all employees/students and visitors.
  • Stay with employees/students/visitors.
All Media Related Information shall be directed to MEMS PIO (Rio Salado College and District).

FIRE

IN THE EVENT OF FIRE OR SMOKE
The fire alarm “Pull Stations” are generally near the exits and stairwells
DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS

  • ACTIVATE – the fire alarm. The local fire department, College Public Safety and Maintenance & Operations will respond.
  • Evacuate to the “Point of Assembly.”
  • Follow normal evacuation drill route.  Follow the alternate route if normal route is too dangerous.
  • Supervisors and faculty take a head count after being evacuated.
  •  Report missing personnel/students to evacuation team/Public Safety. The last known location of personnel/students will be relayed.
  • Remain at the “Point Of Assembly” until otherwise directed.
  • Evacuation team/Director of Public Safety notifies employees/students when situation is clear and normal operations may resume.

TRAPPED IN A FIRE

  • Call 9-1-1. Comply with all requests from the Emergency Operator.
  • With the presence of smoke – STAY NEAR THE FLOOR!  THE AIR IS LESS TOXIC.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a wet towel/rag. 
  • Do what you can to attract attention.  Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency responders of your location. 
  • If windows are present, place an article of clothing or bright sign in the window to alert rescue personnel. 

SMALL FIRE – EXTIGUISHABLE ONE

  • ACTIVATE – the fire alarm

If the fire is small, you may elect to use a fire extinguisher only if you have been trained and there is minimal danger to you and others. 
If you choose to use a fire extinguisher, always pull the alarm before beginning to fight the fire.  Discontinue fighting the fire if, the fire becomes unmanageable or the fire is not extinguished within 30 seconds.

  • Have someone call College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555 or Maintenance & Operations *5-0-1 (from a college phone) or 480-517-8200.

FIRE: YOUR CLOTHING IS ON FIRE

  • Try not to panic!
  • Stop/Drop/Roll  on the floor/ground to extinguish the fire

IF YOU WITNESS A PERSON ON FIRE

    • Call 9-1-1.
    • Notify College Public Safety.
    • Stand by, assist if possible, without placing yourself or others in harm’s way.
MEDIA

Only an authorized college spokesperson will speak to the media on behalf of the College during or following an emergency situation.
IF YOU ARE APPROACHED BY THE MEDIA

  • Employees are required to refer media to our College MEMS PIO (480) 517-8472.  Only authorized individuals may provide public comment on behalf of the institution.

PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER (PIO)

  • MEMS PIO assumes responsibility for issuing public statements during an emergency.
  • MEMS PIO serves as college spokesperson unless he/she designates a spokesperson.  If spokesperson is unavailable, an alternate will be designated.
  • Designated Liaison “acts as contact for emergency responders and assists the Evacuation Team/ MEMS Team with the coordinating media communications.

DURING AN EMERGENCY – ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES

  • Present all factual information to MEMS PIO.
  • Do not argue with the media.
  • Maintain a log of all telephone inquiries.
  • Respect privacy of victim(s) and family of victim(s).  Do Not release names to media.
  • Only authorized individuals may provide public comment on behalf of the institution. Refrain from exaggerating or sensationalizing crisis.


* Liaison Officer is a federal designation for an in-house delegated person to coordinate activities with outside agencies.

GAS LEAK

GAS ODOR DETECTED - INSIDE BUILDING

  • Notify Maintenance & Operations *5-0-5 (from a college phone), 480-517-8200.
  • DO NOT pull fire alarm.
  • When advised, the employees/ students will evacuate to a safe distance outside of the building.
  • Normal fire drill route will be followed.  The alternate fire route will be followed, should the normal route be too dangerous.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – Supervisors/ Faculty shall take a headcount of their personnel/ students.
  • Missing personnel will be relayed to the Evacuation Team/ Emergency Personnel.
  • All personnel are restricted from re-entering the building (s) until the local agency (Fire Department or Police Department) declare the entire building(s) are safe.
  • Maintenance & Operations will notify the employees/students upon the termination of the emergency.  Normal operations may resume.

GAS ODOR DETECTED - OUTSIDE  BUILDING

  • Notify Maintenance & Operations
  • Notify College Public Safety
  • If Evacuation is deemed:
    • When advised, the employees/ students will evacuate to a safe distance outside of the building.
    • Normal fire drill route will be followed.  The alternate fire route will be followed, should the normal route be too dangerous.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY – Supervisors/ Faculty shall take a headcount of their personnel/ students.
    • Missing personnel will be relayed to the Evacuation Team/ Emergency Personnel.
    • All personnel are restricted from re-entering the building (s) until the local agency (Fire Department or Police Department) declare the entire building(s) are safe.
    • Maintenance & Operations will notify the employees/students upon the termination of the emergency.  Normal operations may resume
  • If Fire Alarm is activated:
  • Follow the Evacuation Procedures.
POWER OUTAGE

If the Fire Alarm is activated, follow the evacuation procedures; otherwise:

MEETING ROOM OR CLASS ROOM

  • Remain inside the meeting room or classroom until a directive is clear (alarm, bullhorn, text, etc.).
  • Follow the directive (evacuate, shelter-in-place, lockdown, etc.).

INSIDE OF AN ELEVATOR

  • Use the emergency phone, located inside of the elevator.
    * Caution -   Use the elevator’s emergency phone instead of your cellular phone.  Your cell phone may not transmit from an elevator, and/or the communication may be disrupted/ disconnected.
  • Provide assistance to individuals needed (i.e., visitors, physically challenged).

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT

INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE COLLEGE/ SITE

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Notify Maintenance & Operations, *5-0-5 (from a college phone), 480-517-8200
    • Maintenance & Operations - Will be responsible for the proper notifications
  • Notify College Public Safety.
  • As directed by the lead department (Maintenance & Operations) and/ or local responding  agency:  evacuate, lockdown or shelter-in place.
  • Notifications will be made by Maintenance & Operations
    • College Public Safety will assist as directed
  • Local Fire Department will respond, assume lead of the incident.
  • Fire Department in charge will recommend shelter or evacuation actions.
  • Follow normal evacuation or sheltering procedure.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – Supervisors/ Faculty shall take “headcount.”
  • Missing personnel and last know location will be relayed to Fire Department/ Police Department.
  • Resume the normal operations only after approval from the fire officials.

INCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR THE COLLEGE/ SITE

    • Fire Department or Police Department will notify :
    • College Public Safety
    • Maintenance & Operations
    • District Office, Chancellor’s office
    • Fire Department will be in-charge of the scene, recommend the shelter or evacuation actions.
    • Follow the procedures for sheltering or evacuation.
    • Resume normal operations only after approval from fire officials.
CHEMICAL SPILLS

In the event of a chemical spill, please follow this procedure:

  • Call College Public Safety, * 5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555 (from a non-college phone)
  • Call Maintenance & Operations, *5-0-5 (from a college phone) or 480-517-8200 (from a non-college phone)

If the spill is not an emergency but requires assistance and is during normal business hours (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM), you should contact Maintenance & Operations.  Trained personnel are available for consultation and cleanup.  Maintenance & Operations maintains a well-trained Haz-Mat Team who can handle spills of almost any size or complexity. 
Determining if a waste is a “hazardous waste” can be difficult.  The best policy is to assume all chemicals must be handled as hazardous waste and can only be disposed of through Maintenance & Operations.  Strict guidelines are required to dispose of the hazardous waste.  Hazardous waste shall not be disposed of in the normal trash.  Contact Maintenance & Operations for help in classifying waste as hazardous or non-hazardous.
PROCEDURE - CHEMICAL SPILL

  • Alert people in the immediate area of the spill.
  • Contact Maintenance & Operations.  They will determine the chemical nature of the spill.
  • Maintenance & Operations will check the Material Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • If the material is highly toxic or hazardous, call *5-0-1 (from a college phone) or 480-517-8200 (from a non-college phone).
  • If a volatile, toxic or flammable material is spilled, immediately warn everyone to evacuate the area, and turn off all electrical and spark producing equipment, if possible.
  • Use a fire extinguisher to extinguish any flames, if applicable.
  • Place a barrier to prevent access to the area

HELPDESK REQUESTS – MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS
The Helpdesk System is an online trouble reporting and assistance service.  Please follow the Helpdesk Request with the necessary information for routine or Non-Critical work, which may be completed within a reasonable time period.  For urgent repairs, please contact Maintenance & Operations, *5-0-1 (from a college phone), 480-517-8200.    https://helpdesk.riosalado.edu/desk/default.asp

COLLEGE VEHICLE INCIDENT

DRIVER/ MONITOR

  • Ensure the safety of students and employees.
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Notify College Public Safety 480-377-4555.  Provide your contact number and all information related to the incident (i.e., college vehicle involved in accident, vehicle breakdown, vehicle theft).
  • College Public Safety shall make the appropriate notifications:
    • Maintenance & Operations  (480) 517-8200
    • Manager, Auxiliary Services (480) 517-8225
    • Tower @ Rio Front Desk  (480) 517-8188
    • Rio MEMS – PIO  
    • District Risk Manager (480) 731-8879, (cellular) 602-290-7403
    • District Executive Director, Public Safety (480) 731-8436, (cellular) 623-826-7784
  • A coordination of efforts between College Public Safety, Maintenance & Operations, and Auxiliary Services will be provided to the employee involved.
  • Involved employee shall:
    • Remain calm
    • From a safe distance, record as much information as possible (i.e., other vehicle involved – license plate, vehicle description, names of witnesses, name of other individuals involved
MEDICAL

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE - EMPLOYEE
In the event the employee needs First Aid or medical assistance:

  • Call 9-1-1, if needed.
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
  • Notify Maintenance & Operations * 5-0-1 (from a college phone) or 480-517-8200.
  • Notify the employee’s immediate supervisor.
  • Keep the injured/ill person as comfortable as possible.
  • Provide First Aid, only to your certified level of training.
  • DO NOT move the person, who has fallen or appears in pain.
  • Report details leading to the injury to the responding local agencies and College Public Safety.

* If needed, the supervisor will provide transportation to the nearest Healthcare facility.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE  – STUDENT
In the event that a student or visitor is injured or ill:

  • Call 9-1-1, if needed.
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
  • Notify Maintenance & Operations * 5-0-1 (from a college phone) or 480-517-8200.
  • Keep the injured or ill person as comfortable as possible.
  • Provide First Aid, only to your certified level of training.
  • DO NOT move the person, who has fallen or appears in pain.
  • Report details leading to the injury to the responding local agencies and College Public Safety.
  • DO NOT discuss the possible cause of the accident or condition, which may have contributed to the accident.
  • Document or report to supervisor – The Healthcare facility of the student/visitor.  Include all information, which shall include the admission or release from the facility.

MEDICAL – SERIOUS INJURY/ DEATH
If the incident occurred at the college or a college site:

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
  • College Public Safety shall immediately contact:
    • District Risk Manager (480) 731-8879, (cellular) 602-290-7403
    • District Executive Director, Public Safety (480) 731-8436, (cellular) 623-826-7784
    • Rio MEMS PIO
  • Isolate the affected student / staff member.
  • Risk Manager and Public Safety will make the necessary notifications.

MEDICAL – SERIOUS INJURY/ DEATH
If the incident occurred off site:

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Notify College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone) or 480-377-4555.
  • Follow the directions of the College Public Safety member. 
  • Refer all media related information to Rio Salado MEMS PIO.
  • Only an authorized college spokesperson will meet or talk with the media on behalf of the College during or following an emergency situation

MEDICAL – SUICIDE
Including Attempted Suicide – occurred at the college or a college site:

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Provide First Aid, if possible.
  • Ensure that notification to respond by College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), 480-377-4555.
  • Provide all known information to authorities.
  • College Public Safety shall immediately contact:
    • District Risk Manager (480) 731-8879, (cellular) 602-290-7403
    • District Executive Director, Public Safety (480) 731-8436, (cellular) 623-826-7784
    • Rio MEMS PIO
  • Refer all media related information to Rio Salado MEMS PIO.
  • Follow the directions of the College Public Safety member. 

SUCIDAL DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY

  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Provide First Aid, if possible.
  • Ensure that notification to respond by College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), 480-377-4555.
  • Provide all known information to authorities.
  • Follow the instructions/ directions of the responding Fire/ Police personnel.
  • College Public Safety shall immediately contact:
    • District Risk Manager (480) 731-8879, (cellular) 602-290-7403
    • District Executive Director, Public Safety (480) 731-8436, (cellular) 623-826-7784
    • Rio MEMS PIO
  • Refer all media related information to Rio Salado MEMS PIO.
  • Follow the directions of the College Public Safety member. 

POST-CRISIS INTERVENTION

  • Meet with Risk Manager.
  • Assess stress level of the staff.
  • Refer counseling to the overly stressed staff.
  • Refer media to MEMS PIO. Only an authorized college spokesperson will meet or talk with the media on behalf of the College during or following an emergency situation.
  • Supervisors/ faculty should follow-up with the employees/ students, who received counseling
  • Resume normal routine as soon as possible.
WEATHER

WEATHER WATCH – Issued in an area near the college/site

  • Reverse evacuation
  • Bring all people inside the building(s)
  • All windows and blinds shall be closed
  • SAFE AREAS
    • Under desks
    • Hallways, away from windows
    • Large rooms
  • If possible, watch www.maricopa.edu/mems and/or local media for updates

WEATHER WATCH – ISSUED – Severe weather has been spotted near the college/site

    • Move employees/students/visitors to the safe areas
    • Accountability – Supervisors/ faculty account for all students/ staff
    • Report missing personnel to College Public Safety *5-5-5 (from a college phone), 480-377-4555
    • Remain in the safe area until the warning expires or until emergency personnel have issued an “All-Clear” signal
    • If possible, watch www.maricopa.edu/mems and/or the local media for updated information