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Emergency Procedure Resources
 

Emergency Numbers | 911 Procedures | Evacuation Procedures

Communication with Campus Community | Media Relations Policy

Training Information

 

Campus Emergency Management Team

This is a supportive service which can help the college assist, plan and intervene in a crisis affecting staff and students. The Campus Emergency Management Team and their campus phone extensions are :

  • President (2239)
  • Vice President for Administration and Finance (2224)
    • Director of Campus Services (2257)
    • Director of Human Resources (2230)
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs (2222)
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (2224)
    • Dean of Student Life (2246)
    • Security Supervisor (2411)
  • Director of Marketing and Communications (2429)

 

Emergency Numbers

In the event of an emergency, call: 911 followed by Campus Security (2411)

 

Police-Fire-Paramedics………………………………………………………………911

Campus Security………………………………………………………………………(402) 872-2411

Power Outages (Campus Services)…………………………………………(402) 872-2257

Hazardous Materials Incident…………………………………………………(800) 424-8802

Poison Control Center……………………………………………………………(800) 222-1222

 

Please Note: When using a campus phone line, you must dial a 9 to get an off-campus connection.  If calling another campus extension from a campus phone line, the 872 prefix is not required.

 

Procedures for Calling 911

When to Call 911**:

  • When life or property is in immediate danger
  • When you see smoke or fire
  • When you see a crime being committed
  • When rescue or emergency medical assistance is needed

** Campus Security (2411) should also be notified after 911 is called

 

911 Script:

This is (caller name) calling from (location, i.e. building, floor, landmark if outdoors).  There has been an incident which requires emergency service.  The phone number here is _________.  The situation is (briefly explain the situation, i.e. fire, injured person, etc., in detail).  DO NOT HANG UP UNTIL 911 DISPATCHER DIRECTS YOU TO DO SO. 

 

When NOT to Call 911:

  • NEVER call 911 as a joke
  • Do not dial 911 for information, such as weather conditions, power outages or directions

Evacuation Procedures

Although it is highly unlikely, some emergency situations may require that certain campus sites be evacuated and that students and staff be relocated. If it is determined that the building will be unsafe for some time:

  • Campus Security will notify the President’s Office (2239).
  • Director of Marketing and Communications will keep the media informed of evacuation.
  • Relocation plans so students and staff will be communicated to the campus.
  • The College emergency messaging system, two-way radio system, and KBox system will be activated to ensure the campus community is aware of the situation as necessary.

 

Communication with Campus Community

For each emergency situation, differing modes of communication may be utilized depending upon the severity of the situation and needs of the campus.  The Campus Emergency Management Team will determine which methods of communication will be utilized and the messaging to be communicated.

  • The College contracts with e2Campus as its Emergency Notification System (ENS). This ENS has the ability to send out a mass communication to individuals across campus in the event of an emergency via email, text message, or voice message. 
  • The College maintains the KBox system for all campus computers.  This system enables emergency notifications, weather updates, and more to be communicated to all campus owned computers.  A message will pop up on the lower right side of the computer screen with important messages.
  • A two-way radio system is operational on campus for daily use and emergency notifications.  In the event of an emergency, a notification may be sent through this system with instructions for the particular emergency.  The following areas have access to the two-way radio system: President, VP for Administration and Finance, VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Campus Security and Residence Life.
  • The College website may also be utilized in the event of an emergency on campus in an effort to keep the campus community and public informed of the situation.  Look for a message at the top of the Peru State College homepage at www.peru.edu if this method is utilized for communication.
  • The campus email system may be utilized in the event of a campus-wide evacuation or other emergency situation to maintain communication with the campus community.  In the event individuals are evacuated from campus, please check your email regularly for updates on the emergency situation and information on returning to campus.

 

Media Relations Policy

As is college policy and standard communication procedure, please direct all media inquiries to the Director of Marketing and Communications (2429). This policy is in place to assure consistency and accuracy in our message.

 

Training Information

Supervisors will review emergency procedures yearly with all staff.  New employees will be trained in emergency procedures by their supervisor.  Each semester, fire, tornado, and nuclear evacuation drills will be conducted in all campus facilities by Campus Security.