Emergency Preparedness
 
 

Specific Responses

BOMB THREAT
If you receive information about a bomb in a University building:

  • Call 911
  • Switchboard and/or a member of the Emergency Management team
  • DO NOT pull the fire alarm.
  • Take notes if possible; attempt to obtain a time and any other pertinent information from the source of information.

CHEMICAL SPILL EMERGENCIES
Most spills can be prevented by proper transport, storage, and use of chemicals. Do not clean up a chemical spill unless you have received specific chemical spill clean-up training and can perform the clean-up safely. For further information, or to report a spill, call Facilities Management at 834-7670.

CRIMINAL & SUSPICIOUS ACTS
To report a crime in progress such as a fight, a theft, or suspicious activity, call 911. Tell the dispatcher.

  • Nature of Emergency
  • Whether or not the incident is still occurring
  • Location of incident
  • Who you are and how you can be reached.

FIRE
In the event of a fire emergency follow your area-specific emergency evacuation plan. Activate the alarm system and call 911 from a safe place.

Fires can be prevented by following proper procedures including: proper storage and use of flammable chemicals, turning off and unplugging electrical devices when not in use, especially heaters, cup warmers, fans, etc., and good housekeeping. Open flames are not permitted in campus offices, in any form. Hands-on fire extinguisher training is available through Facilities Management, at 834-7670.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
If you require an ambulance call - 911
Give the dispatcher the following information:

  • Nature of injury
  • Location of injured person.
  • Special hazards in the area.
  • Name of the injured party if available.
  • Your name and phone number.
  • Do not hang up until told to do so

Render assistance to others, only if you can do so safely, have been trained in first aid, and can utilize the proper personal protective equipment. Do not move an injured person unless they are in immediate danger. If possible meet the ambulance and guide the responders to the injured person.

OIL/FUEL SPILLS AND GAS LEAKS
All known or suspected petroleum products spills (to include gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, etc.) and gas leaks (to include LP, Chlorine, etc.) are to be promptly reported to Facilities Management at 834-7670. When calling, be specific as to the building and location of the spill or leak. Precautions should be taken to prevent and contain leaks and spills.