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What To Do In An Emergency

Date: Nov. 27, 2001
By: Marianne Kunnen-Jones
Phone: (513) 556-1826
Archive: Campus News

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Fire: Before emergency strikes, make sure you have an evacuation plan and choose an assembly point outside the building where you can determine if anyone didn't make it out. Evacuate the building, then call 911. Even if you pull a fire alarm, call 911 with further details that could prove helpful to responders. If a fire alarm sounds in your building, by law you must evacuate the building. Fire drills in academic buildings are done only when the building is closed and advance notice is posted. Once outside, make sure you stand at least 100-150 yards away from the structure.

Chemical spill: If you can safely contain the spill, do so. Lock the room and evacuate the premises. Call 911.

Severe weather: Seek shelter in basement, next to interior wall or stairwell away from any windows. Each building has a designated severe weather shelter area. These can be found be at

Bomb threat: Get as much information as possible from the caller. Call 911.

Flooding/pipe break: Call Work Control if during a weekday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 556-6404 (West Campus), 558-2500 (East Campus), 745-5708 (Raymond Walters) or 732-5230 (Clermont College). If a weekend, call Public Safety at 556-1111 (West Campus) or 558-1111 (East Campus).

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