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Keep a PDF of Cogswell's Emergency Procedure Guide on your mobile device or computer.
Why not learn how to use a fire extinguisher or perform basic first aid? Get trained in CPR or the even simpler hands-only CPR, which could help save someone’s life even when you least expect it. Become familiar with the information on this page and make sure you participate and cooperate during any drills.
Think Ahead. Talk to your peers and colleagues about how you can help one another in a disaster, and check on each other in case of an emergency.
Medical, Fire or Crime Report
Non-Life Threatening Reporting
Call Campus Services
Follow the instructions given in the alert message
Do not come to campus if you have been instructed to stay away
Wait for follow-up instructions indicating the unsafe condition has been corrected
Stay on the line until answered.
Report the nature of the incident.
Report the location of the incident.
Describe the person(s) involved.
Describe the property involved.
As soon as safely possible, report the incident to your immediate supervisor and or Campus Services.
Turn all cell phones OFF
DO NOT pull fire alarm
Exit the building in an orderly fashion using the nearest safe route
Close, but do not lock, the door as you leave
Avoid any area of the campus you have been told might present a danger
Walk to the designated Evacuation Assembly Area
Report department or class attendance when asked
Do not leave the Evacuation Assembly Area until released
If instructed to shelter in place
Close the door
Remain calm and stay in the room
Do not leave until you have been told it is safe to do so
If instructed to leave the campus
1) Dial 911
Immediately seek cover under desks or other furniture, if possible; or sit on the floor covering your head with your hands and arms.
Once the shaking has stopped…
If instructed to evacuate
Do not leave the Evacuation Assembly Area until released.
If instructed to shelter-in-place
If necessary, cover nose and mouth with available clothing to avoid breathing in airborne contaminants
Unplug the computer, and other classroom electrical devices
Be aware of possible gas leaks — DO NOT use any device or material that can create a spark or flame
Do not leave until you have been told it is safe to do so.
If you can: evacuate
Cover nose and mouth with available clothing, if necessary, to avoid breathing smoke
Dial 911 to report the fire after you have left the building
If you are trapped
Dial 911 to report your location in the building
Use excess clothing to seal the door from smoke entering
Stay close to the floor and away from the door
If your room has a window with access to outside the building, attempt to break the window, and safely exit and walk to the Evacuation Assembly Area.
If you can: run
Exit the building in an orderly fashion using the nearest safe route away from the intruder or the sound of gun shots
Keep your hands free of any objects, and in plain view above your head, while exiting
Quickly go away from the campus area
Dial 911 to report the incident after you are safely away from the campus
If law enforcement officers have already arrived, follow their instructions
If you can't run: hide
Close window blinds, if available
Prevent entry by locking the door, barricading the door with furniture, or other means available
Take cover along the inner walls away from the door
Turn out lights
Remain silent, and silence your cell phone ringer and vibrate modes
If it is safe to do so, dial 911 and report the incident and your location.
Do not leave the room until instructed to do so by law enforcement officials.
Identify your zone
Stay calm, determine which route your zone area corresponds to and make your way to the appropriate exit
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