Division of Emergency Management
Office of Research Services
National Institutes of Health
Building 45 (Natcher)
Phone: (301) 496-1985
Fax: (301) 402-0167
Evacuation & Shelter in Place
Evacuation and Shelter in Place
The Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is the principal emergency planning resource for the NIH and is responsible for developing emergency plans for all NIH facilities located both on and off campus, including those relating to fire as well as other major emergencies that could occur within such facilities and response plans and exercises to test the adequacy and readiness of the facility and its people.
Shelter-in-place (SIP) will be used when it is safer for employees to remain inside the building rather than to evacuate. Interior windowless rooms can be used for SIP.
Examples of SIP incidents include tornado warnings and HAZMAT incidents.