Emergency Procedures

Utility Failure

In the event there is a potential or actual danger to a building, during regular business hours (8 AM–5 PM Monday–Friday) call Facility Services at 5286. After business hours, call The Department of Public Safety at 5000.

Electrical/Power Failure:

  • Most campus buildings are not equipped with emergency lighting. Your department should have flashlights available. If there is an electrical short in equipment, immediately shut off the electricity, pull the plug or shut off electrical circuit breakers. Turn off as much computer equipment as possible to prevent damage to the equipment when the power is restored.

Elevator Failure:

  • If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone in the elevator to notify The Department of Public Safety. If outside a stalled elevator, tell persons inside that help is being summoned, then call The Department of Public Safety at 5000. Have someone stand by the elevator to keep persons inside informed until help arrives.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding:

  • Shut off and unplug all electrical equipment. If necessary, vacate the area of flooding. Shut off water and/or contain flooding if
    possible.

Gas Leak:

  • Cease all operations and shut off sources of ignition. DO NOT SWITCH ON LIGHTS OR ANY EQUIPMENT. Remember, electrical arcing can trigger an explosion! Notify the Department of Public Safety at 5000. Evacuate the area. Close all doors.
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