Emergency Procedures

Quick reference for Emergency Procedures.

In case of emergency contact public safety at 856-374-5089


Active Shooter

• If possible, exit the building to a safe area
• Dial 9-1-1  Call Public Safety

If you cannot exit the building:
• Go to nearest room
• Close door, lock the door if possible
• Turn off lights
• Take cover, stay calm, quiet & out of sight
• Dial 9-1-1 / Put cell phone on vibrate
• Do not leave or unlock door until law enforcement assists you from the building
• Do not confront the shooter, except as a last resort


More information about Active Shooter Procedures

Building Evacuation

•When you hear a fire Alarm you must leave the building
•Take personal belongings with you
•Evacuate by nearest unobstructed exit
•Close doors behind you
•Do not use elevators
•Move to a safe area 300 feet away from building
•Do not re-enter building until authorized by emergency personnel

Persons with disabilities on upper floors:
•Move to stair tower. Call public safety or 9-1-1. Tell them your location.


•Activate the nearest Fire Pull Station
•Call public safety  
•Tell others as you leave by nearest exit
•Follow building evacuation guidelines

Suspicious Object/Package

• Do not touch or disturb the object or package
• Move to a safe distance, then call public safety
• If possible, keep others away from object
• Prepare to evacuate

To Report a Crime/Suspicious Person

• Call public safety or use any emergency phone
• Do not ignore the behavior or delay the call
• Be a good witness. Tell Call Taker everything you know about the situation and persons
• Do not hang up until told to by Call Taker
• Take only actions necessary for self defense
• If safe, stay where you are until help arrives

Disruptive or Violent Behavior

• Call Public Safety
• Stay calm. Do not argue.   
• Do not physically confront the person
• Do not block the person’s means of exit
• If there is immediate danger, leave the area

Severe Weather Emergency

• If possible, move to lowest level hallways or take cover under desk
• If safe to do so, secure vital equipment & files  
• Shut off electronic equipment
• Stay away from windows
• Call public safety to report injuries or damage

Medical Emergencies

• Call Public Safety - Tell Call Taker as much as you know about the situation and conditions
• Render First Aid if you are trained
• Remain calm and assure the injured person help is on the way
• Do not attempt to move an injured person unless necessary to prevent  further injury

Person In Emotional Crisis

• Call Public Safety
• Help keep person calm
• Do not put yourself in danger
• Do not block the person’s exit route (For non-emergencies call the dean of students or Public Safety for advice or direction)

Sexual Assault

• If you’ve been sexually assaulted or someone reports to you they were: Get to a safe place.  
• All sexual assaults are crimes – you should call Public Safety or police. Seek medical attention whether you make a report or not.
• Before police arrive, do not shower, drink, eat, or change clothes. If you
are there to help, provide reassurance but refrain from touching the victim before emergency personnel arrive.

Power Outage

• Call Public Safety
• Turn off computers and other equipment
• Move CAUTIOUSLY to lighted area

If people are trapped in elevator:
• Call Public Safety /  Stay Calm
• Do not attempt to exit elevator through hatches without assistance from emergency services

Chemical Hazards or Gas Leaks

• Call Public Safety
• Do not pull fire alarm
• Do not touch light switches or electrical equipment
• Limit inhalation of fumes if possible
• Do not touch spilled substance
• Move to a clear area (uphill/upwind)
• Keep others away Isolate contaminated persons. 

If you or someone else contacts a suspicious chemical/substance:
• Immediately flush affected area with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes
• Wash with plenty of soap and water
• Remove contaminated clothing
• Seek medical attention immediately

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