Under All Emergency Circumstances
- If someone is injured, missing, or known to be trapped inside the building, call the University Police at 6878. If there is no answer, or if the line is busy, call 9-911. It may be necessarily to send a runner to the University Police Department.
- Provide assistance to those who have mobility impairments.
- Check for injuries, but do not attempt to move any serious injured people unless there is a greater danger by not doing so.
- Use telephones to report emergencies (i.e. gas leaks, fire, or injuries).
- Only Facilities Services or other trained individuals should attempt to turn utilities on or off.
- Never touch downed utility poles or lines. Do not approach damaged building equipment.
- Avoid open flames due to potential gas leaks.
- Do not drive a vehicle unless it is necessary. Streets should be kept clear for emergency vehicles.
During an earthquake:
- Seek protection from falling debris in doorways, under desks or tables, or in corners of rooms.
- After an earthquake, collect only essential personal belongings (coat, shoes, etc.), leave the building quickly and gather at the designated rally point for your building.
- Establishing communication with the Building Emergency Manager is paramount to account for anyone still trapped in the building.
- Be prepared for aftershocks. Aftershocks are usually smaller than the initial earthquake, but they may be strong enough to topple already damaged buildings.
In the event of a fire:
- If a fire, explosion, or smoke is discovered in a building, activate the fire alarm and evacuate the building immediately.
- Do not attempt to extinguish the fire unless you have been trained to use a fire extinguisher.
- After evacuating the building, gather at the pre-planned rally points and communicate with the designated Building Emergency Manager.
In the event of a medical emergency:
- If illness or injury occurs in your area render whatever aid of which you are capable, moving the patient as little as possible.
- Call the University Police 6878, state the problem, location and, whether an ambulance is needed, and be as specific as possible.
- Contact the Building Emergency Manager as soon as possible.
In the event of a tornado warning:
- Go to a pre-designated shelter area in your building. This is usually located on the lowest level. Check the Emergency Procedures signs posted in your building.
- Stay inside, away from all doors, windows and outside walls.
- Avoid large auditoriums and gymnasiums with large poorly supported roofs.