UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The campus guidelines for responding to an Active Armed Assailant situation recommend implementing the Run!-Hide!-Fight! protocol. Information on Run!-Hide!-Fight! is included at the end of this document. Training videos are available online and campus police are available to provide in person training to your unit or division. Familiarizing yourself with Run!-Hide!-Fight! is strongly encouraged.
In certain circumstances where there is an Active Armed Assailant, a lockdown may be implemented.
A lockdown is a procedure when people are confined to their rooms due to a perceived or real threat. It is implemented when it may be more dangerous to evacuate a building than to remain inside. A lockdown at UW-River Falls may be called for the entire campus, or on a building-by-building basis, in response to any dangerous, volatile situation that could jeopardize the physical safety of our students, faculty and staff.
When lockdown occurs, go into hiding immediately. The basic steps are:
Other important considerations include:
A lockdown would generally only be called in the case of an immediate threat involving an active armed assailant. Such threats could include:
Other emergency situations may also warrant a lockdown response. These may be:
A number of other dangerous, threatening circumstances may necessitate the university recommending that students, faculty and staff shelter in place, meaning that you are asked to stay put, but does not require the locking, hiding, silence, etc. of a full lockdown. These could include natural disasters or severe weather (tornado or blizzard), chemical spills, or gas leaks.
A lockdown will be communicated through UWRF's Emergency Notification Systems:
Once informed of a situation warranting lockdown, the Incident Commander will utilize UWRF's emergency notification systems to alert students, faculty and staff that a lockdown is in effect.
The Incident Commander will issue an "All-Clear" announcement when the emergency subsides, using UWRF's emergency notification systems. In some situations, however, each room will be visited via a face-to-face contact by the police. The police will give instructions regarding what to do next.