What is an emergency?
An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or ambulance personnel.
Your judgment often determines whether an incident is an emergency. If you find your safety in any doubt then it is an emergency situation. Always err on the side of caution!
Examples of emergency situations include (but are not limited to):
- Natural Disasters: flood, earthquake
- Fire or Hazardous Material: building fire, explosion, airborne contaminants
- Violence or Civil Disorder: workplace violence, bomb threat, shooting, riot
- Pandemic influenza or infectious diseases outbreaks
You should call 911 in ALL emergencies!
When reporting and emergency:
- Try to remain calm.
- Provide the building address, incident location, and the phone number at your location
- Stay on the line with the dispatcher.
- Provide the dispatcher with a description of the emergency. Answer their questions concisely and be prepared to answer follow-up questions.
- Interpretation services in a variety of languages are available at most 911 locations.
Our Campus Safety Plan
For detailed information and advice regarding possible campus safety concerns: