Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. The appropriate response will vary based on the type and severity of the incident and will be tailored to the risk. Messaging from BU Alert will provide guidance on how to proceed.

For a minor incident, you may be advised to avoid the area until authorities have controlled the situation, however for more serious emergencies the responses below may be necessary.

Shelter in Place
The use of a structure to temporarily separate individuals from a hazard or threat.


Organized, phased, and supervised withdrawal, dispersal, or removal of civilians from dangerous or potentially dangerous areas, and their reception and care in safe areas