The University of Iowa

Emergency Preparedness


Hawk Alert
Emergency Alerts

The Hawk Alert system is used to notify the campus community of any significant emergency or dangerous situation that is currently occurring on or imminently threatening the UI campus.

Emergency Website

AED is displayed on a wall.
Campus Safety Map

Familiarize yourself with the location for public access AEDs and Stop the Bleed Kits.

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Drills and Exercises
Drills & Exercises

Emergency Management helps coordinate drills and exercises for partners across campus that want to test components of their emergency plans.

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Emergency Management Director


Emergency Management Director Anna Lumpkin is dedicated to ensuring that every part of the UI campus is as prepared as possible to mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. Lumpkin acts as a point of contact for local, state and federal agencies prior to, during, and after an emergency or a natural disaster to ensure that resources and assistance to the university are secured as seamlessly and effectively as possible during a crisis.


Desk: 319-335-5022


Evacuation Procedures

Fire and evacuation alarms/notifications are intended to alert building occupants that a fire or other dangerous situation exists. Upon hearing the alarm or receiving alternate notification, everyone should leave the building immediately.

In the event of a fire, the following steps should be taken to ensure the safety of all building occupants:

  • Activate the fire alarm.
  • Evacuate the building immediately (when the fire alarm is activated, evacuation is mandatory).
  • Call 911 immediately upon reaching safety to report the fire and provide additional information.
  • Use a fire extinguisher only if safe to do so and you have been trained.
  • Do not use the elevators.
  • Stay low if confronted with smoke. Check closed doors for heat before opening.
  • Assist injured personnel, if safe to do so and/or notify emergency responders of the medical emergency.
  • Assist individuals who may need assistance, if safe to do so. Notify emergency responders of their location if they are unable to completely evacuate the building.
  • Meet with other evacuees at the established outside evacuation location.
  • Report any hazardous conditions to public safety officials.
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel.