The Office of Environmental Health & Safety has
numbered every exterior door on campus. This door
identification is designed to aid police, fire and emergency medical
personnel during responses to emergencies on campus. In the event of a
large scale incident, emergency responders will come from remote
municipalities to assist the local responders. Their unfamiliarity with
the campus could cause delayed action and/or confusion during the event.
This numbering system will aid tactical communication.
Numbers are burgundy on a gold 4" x 4" background. School colors have
been chosen for aesthetics. The doors are numbered on the inside as
well as the outside of each door to aid persons inside the building with
location identification. Each building is numbered in a clock-wise
direction with "1" as the main entrance, and each subsequent exterior
man-door numbered in order. The clockwise numbering follows the
direction of building orientation and labeling established as a standard
in incident management systems recognized by emergency responders
The numbers can also be used by facilities staff, contractors, delivery
persons, visitors, staff and students, as well. Some examples of their
potential use are as follows:
To help identify locations for work orders
"clogged spouting next to door
"loose handrail inside door #12"
To give directions to visitors looking
for a particular area
"enter at door #6 and go up one
flight of steps"
"I will meet you inside door #8 at
To call for help
"someone fell outside Old Main
"...I see smoke coming from door #18"
Contact Environmental, Health and Safety with
any questions or comments you may have.