The UNLV campus is a complex entity of buildings, people and mechanical operations. The UNLV Student Union is only one (1) piece of this intricate maze of functions and management. For a successful daily function, the Student Union requires participation and cooperation of the entire facility/building community to successfully implement an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP).
During certain emergency conditions, it may be necessary to evacuate the UNLV Student Union. Examples of such occasions include: smoke/fire, gas leak, bomb threat, active shooter, biohazard incidents, and sever mechanical failure. Conversely, there are circumstances when staying put and creating a barrier between ourselves and potentially contaminated air outside or harsh winds, a process known as "shelter-in-place," is a matter of survival.
Pre-planning and rehearsal are effective ways to ensure that building occupants recognize an evacuation alarm, recognize the evacuation process and/or know how to respond. Practicing evacuation procedures during a non-emergency drill provides training that will be valuable in an emergency situation.