Emergency Actions

In the event of an emergency, please follow instructions given by UWM’s Mass Notification System, unless instructed otherwise by University Recreation Staff.

You can also view our Emergency Action Plan.

Klotsche Center Assembly areas are highlighted in bullets below.

Tornado

During a tornado warning please remain calm and proceed to the designated shelters. Shelters are located in the basement and in the interior areas of the building. Avoid rooms with windows. Remain in the shelter areas until the ‘all clear’ message is announced.

Designated Tornado Shelter areas are:

  • Klotsche Center – First floor corridor, racquetball courts and locker rooms
  • Pavilion – Athletic Suite, Athletic Locker Rooms and Health Sciences Suite – Interior rooms and hallways
  • All other areas – Klotsche Center first floor corridor.
  • Pavilion parking levels G2-G5 (NOT the first (top) level of the parking garage)
Fire

During a fire alarm please remain calm and evacuate the building slowly using the closest available exit. Please stay outside the building until the “Okay to reoccupy the center,” is given by University Police or Milwaukee Fire Department.

Severe Weather

During an inclement weather warning, please remain calm and proceed to the designated shelters. Shelters are located in the basement and in the interior areas of the building. Avoid rooms with windows. Remain in the shelter areas until the ‘all clear’ message is announced.

Designated Inclement Weather Shelter areas are:

  • Klotsche Center – First floor corridor, racquetball courts and locker rooms
  • Pavilion – Athletic Suite, Athletic Locker Rooms and Health Sciences Suite – Interior rooms and hallways
  • All other areas – Klotsche Center first floor corridor.
  • Pavilion parking levels G2-G5 (NOT the first (top) level of the parking garage)
Tips for Severe Weather on Campus

Tips for Severe Weather on Campus:

  1. Sign up for S.A.F.E Alert texts and emails.  It is possible this may be the only notification given if a tornado is threatening campus.  https://www4.uwm.edu/safety/safe_alert.cfm
  2. If severe weather is forecasted, or you think there may be a threat of severe weather, listen for updates on the radio or on the web.  Some recommended sites are www.weather.com or  http://www.spc.noaa.gov/.
  3. If a S.A.F.E Alert is issued during a tornado warning, seek shelter in designated areas.  Stay clear of glass and windows.
  4. Individuals who are unable to evacuate to a shelter area by using the stairs should be assisted to a windowless restroom, inner hallway, or may use the elevators to get to lower level shelters.
  5. Once the tornado warning has expired and there is no damage or injuries, you may proceed back to your offices and classrooms.  Please be aware that the threat of severe weather may still exist and another tornado warning may be issued.
  6. If there is structural damage to the building and/or injuries, contact University Police.  Stay away from any sharp debris, power lines, or unstable structures.

 

Please contact the UWM Police for additional emergency action information for the UWM Campus.

http://uwm.edu/police/