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Emergency Procedures and Assembly Points

Emergency Procedures and Assembly Points Maps


Policies to remember

  • Make sure students and staff under your supervision are aware of these safety procedures and practice them.
  • Be aware of the needs of persons with disabilities and be prepared to help them evacuate.
  • Update personal contact info with Human Resources.
  • Keep a copy of this info accessible at all times.
  • Direct any media to Public Affairs.

In case of fire

  • If you suspect or discover a fire:
  • Evacuate immediate area after closing door behind you.
  • Pull nearest fire alarm, located near stairwells and exits.
  • Call campus police at 508.999.9191 if safe to do so. Otherwise, evacuate the building and call from outside.

If you hear a fire alarm:

  • Evacuate as soon as you hear alarm and close your door.
  • Do not open doors if they are hot.
  • Use alternate stairwell if heat or smoke is present.
  • Never use elevators.
  • Proceed to nearest Emergency Assembly Point
  • Do not re-enter the building until permitted to do so by emergency responders.

In case of medical emergency

  • Call 911 or 508.999.9191; tell dispatcher the patient’s name and location, including building and floor.
  • Do not approach the patient unless it is safe to do so.
  • Send someone to meet and direct emergency responders.
  • Do not move the patient unless absolutely necessary.
  • Check for Medic Alert bracelets if safe to do so.
  • Provide first aid if you are trained and can safely do so.

In case of evacuation:

  • Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.
  • Safely stop your work.
  • Gather your personal belongings, if safe to do so.
  • Proceed to the nearest exit.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Proceed to the designated meeting point.
  • Wait for instructions from emergency responders.
  • Do not re-enter the building until permitted to do so by emergency responders. 

Criminal Activity:

Immediately call 508.999.9191 from a safe location if you are the victim of or witness to:

  • Assault
  • Verbal or other threat of bodily harm
  • Suspicious activity or suspicious packages/items
  • Crimes in progress
  • Weapons violations
  • Activities presenting a serious personal risk to anyone. Do not confront suspects or block their exit

For hazardous materials spills:

  • Evacuate the affected area.
  • Call 508.999.9191.
  • Provide the dispatcher information on the material type, quantity, and specific location of the spill.
  • Stay in a safe location to provide information to emergency responders.

If a shooting occurs

  • Leave the area as quickly as possible.
  • Watch and listen for the suspect to stop shooting and reload.
  • Take cover, hide, or play dead if you cannot escape.
  • Take shelter in a secure area with:
    • At least 2 exits
    • Doors that can be locked to prevent access
    • Telephone
  • Turn cell phone to vibrate.
  • Look for chances to escape.
  • Call 911 or 508.999.9191 to tell dispatcher your location, including building and floor.

In case of earthquake or severe weather:

If you are inside:

  • Duck, cover and remain still until the shaking stops.
  • Stay away from windows, filing cabinets, bookcases, and heavy furniture.
  • Evacuate the building if told to do so by building staff or emergency responders.

If you are outside:

  • Move away from trees, signs, buildings, electrical poles, and wires.
  • Protect your head with your arms.
  • Proceed to the designated meeting point for your building.

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