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Emergency Procedures Training For Faculty, Staff and Students Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster on campus? BE ALERT, BE INFORMED, BE PREPARED!. This presentation will provide you with information and procedures when an emergency happens on the ISU Campus. ISU Emergency Procedures.
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This presentation will provide you with information and procedures when an emergency happens on the ISU Campus.
Emergency procedures have been compiled on this poster and can be downloaded and printed from the Public Safety web page at:
Emergency Information posters can also be found on each floor in each campus building to help provide immediate guidance in the event of an emergency, including evacuation procedures. Take time to find out who your Bldg. Coordinator is.
Please make sure you follow these basic guidelines and refer to the University’s
emergency Response Plan for more
WARNING: Forecast issued when weather or hazard is “imminent” or already occurring (e.g. tornado warning, flash flood warning). A warning is used for conditions posing threat to life or property.
EVACUATE: To immediately leave a hazardous location (i.e. building, area of campus, etc.) due to an immediate health or life threatening hazard.
SHELTER IN PLACE: To go and stay indoors when a situation occurs that may be hazard to health or is life-threatening. Stay inside, lock doors/windows, shut off fans and air conditioners. Remain in place until told it is safe to leave.IMPORTANT TERMS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
If you notice fire, smoke, or any evidence of fire, activate the building fire alarm. Call 911 to give the location and description of the fire. Call 2515 to report the location to ISU Public Safety.
Attempt rescue efforts only if there is no immediate danger to yourself.
Close all doors and windows in the vicinity of the fire.
When a fire alarm sounds go to the nearest exit and leave the building. The Building Coordinator/Floor Monitor and ISU Public Safety will assist you. In buildings where no alarm systems exist, the Building Coordinator will start the evacuation.
DO NOT USE THE ELEVATORS.
Once outside, proceed to the designated gathering point at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Stay there.
Immediately notify emergency personnel of any injured persons and individuals remaining in the affected building.
Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by emergency personnel.
Listen for National Weather Service warnings on radio/television or call Public Safety at extension 2515.During a Severe Storm
During a Winter Storm
ISU’s Snow Closure Policy
WHEN A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ISSUED IN YOUR AREA
DURING A FLOOD
AFTER A FLOOD
Active Shooter Safety Tips:
During a lock-down faculty, staff and students should ensure that:
□Students and faculty are to remain in their classrooms. Do Not answer the door.
□ Keep back from any windows and doors, lay flat on the floor or seek protective cover for yourself and others (concrete walls, thick desks, filing cabinets. Cover may protect you from bullets).
□ Remain calm and assist others with you in remaining calm, quiet and out of sight.
□ Place signs in exterior windows to identify the location of injured persons.
□ All doors, windows, and classrooms will be closed and locked or barricaded, if possible.
□ Turn off all lights and close blinds.
□ Silence all cell phones.
□ Once in a lockdown area, building occupants should call 911 or Public Safety at 282-2515 and give the dispatchers the phone number(s) at which they can be reached for further instructions.
□ If you cannot get through by phone and have e-mail or text message capability, contact Public Safety at [email protected] Public Safety Dispatch will immediately receive and respond to the message.
□ Account for everyone in the room or office.
□ Do Not Approach EmergencyResponders - let them come to you.
□ Building occupants should remain in that area until they receive further instructions or an “all clear” is issued.
□ No one will be allowed to enter or leave the building(s) or area(s).
□ Parents, friends, concerned loved ones will not be allowed to pickup faculty, staff or students from the university, unless instructed to do so.
Public Safety officers and otheremergency responders will remain near outside entrances, if possible without putting themselves in danger, to discourage others from entering the building(s) until proper authorities have issued an “all clear.”
Un-Securing An Area
WARNINGTreat it as suspect!Isolate it!
Never accept mail, especially packages, at your home in a foreign area.
Make sure family members and clerical staff know to refuse all unexpected mail at home or office.
Remember - It May Be Anthrax or a Bomb.
Suspicious Letter & Parcel Recognition Points (Anthrax or Bomb)
Titles but No Names
Misspellings of Common Words
Oily Stains or Discolorations
No Return Address
Lopsided or Uneven Envelope
Protruding Wires or Tinfoil
Foreign Mail, Air Mail and Special Delivery
Restrictive Markings such as Confidential, Personal, etc.
Hand Written or Poorly Typed Addresses
Excessive Securing Material such as Masking Tape, String, etc.
Evacuation may not be necessary or advisable. If persons with disabilities cannot be transported from the building without using an elevator, assist persons with disabilities to the designated "Persons With Disabilities Rescue Area" on each floor of the building. Never use an elevator in a fire or earthquake. Be prepared to notify rescue personnel immediately upon their arrival of the location of any persons with disabilities in such rescue areas. Use buddy system if possible. If immediate evacuation is necessary, be aware of the following considerations:
Visually Impaired Persons:
Most visually impaired persons will be familiar with their immediate surroundings. In an emergency situation:
Hearing Impaired Persons:
Because persons with impaired hearing may not perceive emergency alarms, an alternative warning technique is required. Two methods of warning:
During certain emergency situations, particularly chemical, biological or radioactive material releases and some weather emergencies, you may be advised to "shelter in place" rather than evacuate the building.
Make sure you have an Evacuation Plan for Home and School which includes:
- One location just outside where you live/work
- A second location further away in case you can’t get close to where you live/work
- Everyone should know where it is
Make sure you have an Emergency Communication Plan with family and friends:
Have pets? Develop a Pet Emergency Plan to include emergency supplies and emergency shelter. Pets are not allowed in public emergency shelters for health reasons.
These are basic items to allow you to endure an emergency situation for a period of time:
Be aware of what is going on around you and report any unusual activity to ISU Public Safety.
Know what hazards can occur in your area and know what you should do if they occur, and where to go.
Attend safety and security information sessions & classes.
Update your contact information with Registration & Records.
Program a family member or close friend into your cell phone using ICE (In Case of Emergency) in the name field. Emergency responders could use this to contact someone you designate if you are incapacitated.
Develop an emergency communication plan with family & friends
Know where to get official information:
ISU’s website at www.isu.edu
ISU Public Safety emergency line at 208-282-3936
Learn CPR and first aid. It might just save a life, including your own.
Develop an emergency supply kit.
The University’s Emergency Response Plan can be found and reviewed on the Public Safety website. The Plan includes detailed procedures and other useful resources available for specific situations.
You can navigate through the Emergency Response Plan by clicking on the links in the Table of Contents. Below is a sample:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction - Emergency Incident Command Plan & Governor's Executive Order 2006-101.1 Plan Goals and Objectives1.2 Plan Format1.3 Plan Maintenance and Update1.4 Levels of Emergency Response1.5 Emergency Plan Activation
In case of emergency ISU will use a variety of ways to communicate with the ISU Community. Notification will be initiated by senior university officials and implemented by Public Safety using the following methods:
By the automated telephone message systemby phone treeby e-mailby University homepage and the Public Safety Homepageby the university closure phone lineby using staff to make physical contact at each buildingby vehicle and handheld public address systemsby the SUB Clock Tower Public Address Systemby using KISU radio (Station 91.1am)by using public and private television stationsby using the ISU campus information radio station (station 1610 am)
After hours notification will be initiated by Public Safety using the above-mentioned methods.
Here at Idaho State University, the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff - as well as the university's campus in general - is our mission.
The Public Safety Department has the primary responsibility for maintaining a safe and secure environment at Idaho State University.
The Department seeks to promote mutual cooperation and conflict resolution by establishing a positive social atmosphere where effective learning can take place.
However, we must also help individuals in our community learn how to make responsible decisions that will prepare them for the hazards they may face in our world today and tomorrow.
With that in mind, we encourage you to learn about and utilize the additional resources and services shown on the next few pages, to help you stay safe.
The Clery Report, published by ISU Public Safety every fall, highlights the many ways ISU and it’s citizens can protect themselves. Please take time to review the annual report at:
HELP US MAKE ISU A SAFE PLACE!REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY--282-2515 .
A Silent Witness form found on the Public Safety web site may be used to make anonymous reports. When the form is transmitted the person making the report is not identifiable to the recipient who is a Public Safety official. All information received is kept strictly confidential. A timely warning may be sent out to alert others of potential danger if the circumstances of your anonymous report are considered a danger to the campus community at large.
You never have to walk alone at night on the ISU campus!
Simply Press the Red button which automatically dials 911; OR
Dial ext. 2515 on the touch tone phone pad available on all Blue Light Emergency Phones.
Locations on Pocatello Campus:
Locations On Idaho Falls Campus:
Please make note of this contact information for Public Safety
Idaho State University
Department of Public Safety
825 E. Humbolt, Bldg. 27
Pocatello, Idaho 83209
Emergency police help is readily available from the Pocatello Police Department by dialing 911.
Public Safety Dispatch may be reached by dialing 2515 from an ON CAMPUS telephone. FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 2515. OFF CAMPUS dial 282-2515.
When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location to the Dispatcher.Do not hang up until told to do so.Keep calm. Keep others calm.
Contact any of the numbers below for additional information and/or help:
Office of Student Affairs 282-2794
Counseling & Testing 282-2130
Human Resources 282-2517
Project Hope Crisis Line 283-4673
Student Health 282-2330
Affirmative Action Office 282-3964
They are more than just words to us.
They are our commitment to you!