General Evacuation Procedures The following procedures apply to any evacuation situation: Become familiar with the building. Know the location of emergency exits. In any emergency situation, contact the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at 711 (campus phone) or (315) 443-2224 (any phone). In the event an evacuation is necessary, you will be directed by DPS,... Read more
A “lockdown” will typically only be directed for a single building, and typically the scene of the crisis. During a lockdown, entry to a facility should be prohibited until the situation requiring the procedure has been resolved by responding law enforcement personnel. Proceed to or remain in an office, classroom, conference room, or other area... Read more
Shelter in Place Definition: a directive to seek immediate shelter indoors following the announcement of a campus crisis condition. When an Orange Alert is issued to Shelter in Place, seek immediate shelter within the building you are in or the closest building to you and remain there during an emergency, rather than evacuate the area.... Read more
In the event of a biohazard spill, a spill of human blood or bodily fluids, or release of infectious material that presents a potential for or has already caused: A personal injury An exposure to a biological material of known or unknown health risk An adverse environmental impact Any other situation immediately dangerous to life,... Read more
In the event of an elevator malfunction: Remain calm. Activate the emergency phone in the elevator. If for some reason the phone does not work, push the “EMERGENCY CALL” button. Emergency personnel will respond shortly. If you have a cell phone available, call the Department of Public Safety at 443-2224 or #78 Do not try... Read more
In the event that you are involved in or witness a motor vehicle accident on campus, immediately: Call 711 from a University phone or 443-2224 from any other phone and provide the dispatcher with: Your name Your location (including nearest cross streets) Your phone number Description of any injuries Number and description of vehicles involved... Read more
If a person becomes ill or is injured and requires immediate assistance: Call 711 (campus phone) or 443-2224 (all other phones) and give the following information: Building name Floor/office number Details of the illness/injury Stay on the phone for further instructions Do not move the injured/ill person. If you are not trained, do not attempt... Read more
The University remains open and observes its schedules in all weather, unless the determination is made by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer that current weather conditions warrant cancellation of classes and/or closing. In the event of extreme weather emergency conditions, instructions will be... Read more
In the event that you are the victim of, a witness to, or have reason to believe that there has been a shooting incident including any firearm discharge, immediately get away from the suspect. Do not attempt to confront the suspect. Find a safe location to take refuge. When it is safe to do so,... Read more
How to Report a Fire: If fire or smoke is seen, leave the area immediately and pull the fire alarm as you evacuate the building. Alert other persons on your way out and close all doors behind you to confine the fire (see evacuation procedures). Do NOT use elevators. After evacuating, call the Department of... Read more
In the event that you receive a bomb threat: 1. Remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information from the caller as possible. Try to write down or remember: a. Words the caller used b. What the caller wanted c. Person the caller asked for 2. Keep the caller on the line as long... Read more
If an incidental disturbance of asbestos or suspected asbestos containing material has occurred or if damaged asbestos or suspected asbestos containing material is identified, the following protocol should be followed: Clear the Area: Notify all persons in the immediate vicinity of the disturbed or damaged material to vacate the room/area. Any individuals potentially exposed or... Read more
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This link will take you to a situation-specific rundown of emergency types and the typical response process put into place at Syracuse University.
To report an incident occurring on campus, call the DPS Emergency Communications dispatch center at 315-443-2224.