All emergencies (e.g., fires, bomb threats, personnel injuries, criminal activity, etc.) must be reported immediately to the University Police Dispatcher (255-3111) who will then call for appropriate response and outside assistance.
- When reporting an emergency by phone, give the dispatcher:
- Your name
- Your department
- The extension number you are calling from
- Your exact location
- Report the emergency as clearly and accurately as possible. Remember, in any situation, it is important to remain calm.
- The Dispatcher may need additional information. Stay on the line; do not hang up unless otherwise directed. When the Dispatcher has all the necessary information, the Dispatcher will either ask you to hang up or will end the call.
- If the emergency is fire related:
- Describe the equipment or space(s) involved.
- Mention whether there is smoke or flames, and their extent.
- Describe the approximate size of the area affected.
- Notification takes priority over fire fighting - do not fight the fire until you have finished your call to the Dispatcher, or if another individual is making the call.
- Only attempt to extinguish a fire if you have been trained on how to do so and when your personal safety is not in jeopardy.