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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: Quick Reference - What to do

Emergency: 911

  • Clearfield County 911 Center Non-Emergency Numbers:: 1-800-689-3535 (Clearfield County only) 814-765-9911, 9912, 9922
  • Penn State DuBois Police Services:
    814-375-4734/4710 or County 911 Center Business Services: 814-375-4710
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-932-0313
  • Penn State Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-550-7575 PSU-Emergency Management

Fires

  • CALL 911
  • If a minor fire appears controllable immediately contact Business Services: 814-375-4710
  • If an emergency exists activate the building alarm and CALL 911
  • Evacuate to a safe area at least 500 feet from building and out of harms way
  • If you are injured or trapped call 911 and report your location; place a piece of clothing outside the window as a marker for rescue. Shout at regular intervals to alert rescue to your location
  • DO NOT RE-ENTER

Explosions

  • Call 911
  • Take cover under tables, desks or other places where you will be protected from falling debris
  • Activate the building alarm and when it is safe, leave the building and move to an area 500 feet from building

Medical Emergencies

  • If serious injury or illness occurs on campus CALL 911 and then Health Services
  • For a minor injury or illness Contact Health Services at 814-375-4765

Bomb Threats

  • If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus DO NOT HANDLE OBJECT!
  • Clear the area and Call 911
  • If there is a phone call bomb threat, attempt to ask the caller:
    • When is the bomb going to explode?
    • What kind of bomb is it?
    • What does it look like?
    • Why did you place the bomb?
    • Talk to the caller as long as possible and document the following:
      Time of call
    • Age and sex of caller
    • Speech pattern, accent
    • Emotional state of caller
    • Background noise
  • Business Services personnel will make a cursory bomb search. Employees are requested to make a visual inspection of their area for suspicious objects and report the location to Business Services.
  • DO NOT HANDLE THE OBJECT!

Violent or Criminal Behavior

  • If you are a victim or a witness to any on-campus offense or observe a criminal act or suspicious person on cam- pus, CALL 911
  • Supply the officers with any additional information they request

Media Inquiries

Do not attempt to answer media ques- tions about campus emergencies— refer them to Public Information Of- fice 814-375-4776.

Active Shooters

• An active shooter is a person whose activity is immediately causing death or serious injury—threat is not contained.

 Remember the "SAFE” Program

  • "S" search for an exit
  • "A" alert the authorities
  • “F” find a safe place to hide
  • “E” end the threat

Utility Failure

  • Contact Business Services at 814-375-4710
  • If an emergency exists CALL 911
  • Activate building alarm if needed
  • Building evacuation will occur when an alarm sounds. Move to a clear area at least 500 feet from building

Hazardous Materials

  • Any spillage of hazardous material must be reported immediately to Business Services 814-375-4710

  • Report material involved and exact location

  • The key person on site should vacate the af- fected area and seal it off to prevent further contamination until Business Services arrives.

  • Anyone contaminated by the spill should avoid contact with others, remain in the vicinity, give their names to Business Services

  • If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm

  • When alarm is sounded, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit

  • Outside move to a clear area at least 500 feet from the building

  • DO NOT RE-ENTER

Earthquake

  • If indoors seek refuge in doorway or under desk. Stay away from windows and heavy equipment
  • If outdoors quickly move away from build- ings, utility poles, and other structures
  • CALL 911 and report damage to Business Services 814-375-4710

Weather Emergencies

  • For information refer to www.ds.psu.edu
  • Throughout the event continue to check the college website and monitor local TV and radio stations for announcements
  • Register for emergency cell phone text messages at: newswires.psu.edu/
  • Proceed to the lowest floor in building
  • Assist the handicapped
  • Stay away from windows or sit in hallway
  • Remain put until clearance is given

Psychological Crisis

A psychological crisis may exist when a person is threatening harm to themselves or others or appears out of touch with realty.

  • Never try to handle on your own when in a situa- tion you feel is dangerous
  • Notify Health Services 814-375-4765
  • In extreme emergencies, CALL 911
  • Other offices that could assist—Director of Student Affairs-814-375-4766 or Business Services –814-375-4710

Civil Disturbance or Demonstrations

Most campus demonstrations such as marches, meetings, picketing, and rallies will be peaceful and non-obstructive. A student demonstration
should not be disrupted unless one or more of the following conditions exists as a result of the demonstration:

  • INTERFERENCE with normal college activities
  • PREVENTION of access to college offices, buildings or other facilities
  • THREAT of physical harm to persons or damage to facilities

PENN STATE DUBOIS EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Emergency: Dial 911

Clearfield County 911 Center Non-Emergency Numbers:: 1-800-689-3535 (Clearfield County only)
814-765-9911, 9912, 9922

Penn State DuBois Police Services:
814-375-4734/4710 or County 911 Center Business Services: 814-375-4710

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-932-0313

Penn State Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-550-7575 PSU-Emergency Management

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