Public Safety Links
Phone: 395-4554 or 395-4555
Location: Levinson Hall (Campus Map)
What to Do During an Earthquake
Remain calm and quickly follow the steps below:
- If indoors remain indoors and duck, cover, and hold. Stay away from glass windows, shelves and heavy equipment. Attempting to rush outside may expose you to serious injury or death.
- If outdoors, move quickly away from buildings, utility poles and other structures.
- After the initial shock, evaluate the situation. If emergency help is necessary, call the Police at 9-1-1. Protect yourself at all times and be prepared for aftershocks.
- Coordinate with your building monitor/supervisor/dean and begin turning off all potentially hazardous equipment such as gas and electric appliances. Do Not take unnecessary risks.
- Report potentially dangerous damage to facilities to the Police at 9-1-1.
- If necessary, or if directed, evacuate the building. Evacuate the building by quickly walking to the nearest exit, alerting people as you go. Be aware of structural damage and assist both the disabled and injured.
- Once outside, move to a clear area at least 50 feet away from the affected building(s). Keep away from utility poles and other structures. Keep walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
- To the best of your ability, and without re-entering the building, assist Police officers or college staff in their attempts to determine that everyone has evacuated safely.
- Do not return to a building until told to do so.
- If a campus wide evacuation notice is given, evacuate the campus as per instructions in the Evacuation Procedures guidelines.
Earthquake Safety Checklist
Earthquake Tips for the Elderly