Emergency Response Procedures

During an emergency event on campus (or an off campus event) that necessitates the implementation of the BU Emergency Response Plan, any or all of the procedures listed in this section may be activated.

These Emergency Response procedures span the length of the emergency event from notification to post event critique or after action report.

For Students:

As a student, you take classes all over campus and your response to an emergency will be affected by your location. Carry your BU Terrier card with you at all times for identification and access to streets and buildings.

At the beginning of each semester, make sure to familiarize yourself with:

  • Your classroom;
  • The location of the closest emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, AEDs, first aid kits, etc.);
  • Two emergency exit routes out of the building;
  • Evacuation Routes and Emergency Plans;
  • RACES; and
  • What “Shelter in Place” Means and BU Shelter in Place Procedures

For Faculty:

At the beginning of each semester, familiarize yourself with:

  • Your classroom;
  • The location of the closest emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, AEDs, first aid kits, etc.);
  • Two emergency exit routes out of the building;
  • Evacuation Routes and Emergency Plans;
  • RACES; and
  • What “Shelter in Place” Means and BU Shelter in Place Procedures

For Staff:

Make sure to familiarize yourself with:

  • Your office or workspace;
  • The location of the closest emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, AEDs, first aid kits, etc.);
  • Two emergency exit routes out of the building;
  • RACES; and
  • What “Shelter in Place” Means and BU Shelter in Place Procedures
  • Your department’s Continuity of Operations plans.

For Parents:

General Emergency Preparedness

We recognize that parents play an important role in the BU community, and Boston University is committed to providing a safe campus environment for all members of the University community. This mission is achieved by active participation by all University members, campus resources, and our community partners.  We do recommend that you take this time as an opportunity to protect your family with a Communications plan.

For More Resources in Planning and Preparing