QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
In general, call
emergency personnel as soon as possible
by dialing 9-911
from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone. Once police or
emergency personnel arrive, they are in charge of the situation.
Always notify the Information Desk by dialing 0 (zero) on
a campus phone or by calling 740-774-7200. Information Desk
personnel will then notify the Dean’s Office and Director of
Facilities Management. If the emergency occurs outside of
business hours, call 9-1-1.
Accident/Injury: Relay location and type of emergency to
911. Automatic defibrillators are located near the Bennett Hall
lobby, near the Stevenson Center Information Desk, near the
Health & Wellness Center in Shoemaker Center and outside of
classroom 113 in the Technology and Business Development Center
outside of classroom 113. Notify the attendant in the Bennett
Hall Information Desk, who will notify proper campus personnel.
Call a family member or friend if requested by the injured
person. Record pertinent information about the incident and
share with an OU-C staff member at the scene.
Bomb Threat: Write down what the caller says and notes
about background noise (clues to caller’s location). Contact the
Information Desk or dial zero on a campus phone. Wait for
further instructions. Avoid using cell phones as the signal may
detonate an explosive device.
Explosive Device: Report a suspicious package to the
Information Desk, Director of Facilities Management or Dean’s
Office. Do not touch or remove the package. Calmly direct
individuals away from the area. Do not use cell phones as signal
may detonate device.
Chemical/Toxic Substance: Observe the general threat
and/or condition of the victim. Call 911 if the victim is in
need of immediate medical assistance. Notify the Information
Desk. Calmly direct individuals away from the area. Report
pertinent information about the incident to an OU-C staff member
at the scene who will contact Central Ohio Poison Control at
Fire: Activate fire alarm and evacuate building, making
sure restrooms are clear. If you hear the alarm while in a
closed room, feel the door before you open it. If the door is
hot, leave it closed and wait for help or exit through an
alternate path (window).
Intruder with Weapon or Showing Harmful Intent: Call 911.
Do not engage physically or verbally. Direct individuals away
from the area. Notify the Information Desk or Director of
Facilities Management. Give a description of the suspect to
police when they arrive. If the intruder begins to use a weapon,
use your judgment to leave area or take cover and urge others to
Power Outage: Facilities Management will assess the
situation/duration and inform the dean of outage status.
Provided that there is adequate light, keep students in
classrooms and buildings until the situation is assessed.
Emergency lights in hallways and stairways will provide
Tornadoes: Chillicothe has an emergency siren system that
will be activated when a tornado has been sited or conditions
exist for a tornado to form. When the siren is heard, move to
safe areas designated by tornado signs, with the Bennett Hall
basement the preferred area. The campus’ emergency system will
also be activated to alert individuals to tornado threats.
Parking Lots: Campus parking lots are equipped with “blue
light” telephone stations and cameras. The Police Department is
called by activating the blue light telephone.
Emergency procedure booklets are available
in all classrooms and should be referenced in the event
of an emergency.
Students are urged to register for text messages regarding
campus closings and emergency situations to be sent to their
telephones through the ‘Mobile Text Alerts’ section of the NBC 4
TV Web site (located approximately halfway down the Web page
under ‘Storm Team 4’ heading): www.nbc4i.com.
Listen to local radio stations, view listings on TV programs and
check the Chillicothe Gazette and OU-C Web site for information
in the event of a campus emergency.