What You Can Do Now to Prepare for an Emergency:
- Keep enough emergency supplies in your office or car (medication, flashlight, comfortable shoes, bottled water, food, batteries, portable radio) for up to seventy-two hours in case of a serious emergency.
- Post this emergency procedures information in a visible location in your office.
- Become familiar with this quickest exit routes from your building.
- Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and pull station, and register for a fire-extinguisher training course.
- Register for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first-aid, crime prevention, or other safety training courses.
- Prepare a plan for yourself specifying what to do, where to go, and how to cope until you are able to get home. Designate an out-of-state relative or friend to act as a contact.
What to do in an emergency:
- Remain calm, use common sense, and give assistance as needed.
- Call the college's emergency line, 3555, or, if necessary, one of the non-emergency lines, 4125 or 4305. Cell phones can be used to call 911.
- Evacuate buildings immediately upon request of authorities, upon hearing an alarm, or when remaining inside is dangerous or life threatening.
What NOT to do in an emergency:
- Do not use the telephone except to report the emergency situation.
- Do not use elevators.
- Do not jeopardize your life or the lives of others by attempting to save personal or college property.
- Do not cross police barriers without authorization.
- Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.