Fire

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Responding to Emergencies

Emergency Response at UVM
In Case of a Fire or Immediate Threat of a Fire

1. Pull the building fire alarm.

Suspicious Persons or Objects

In Case Of Suspicious Persons:

  • Do not physically confront the person
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office
  • Do not block the person's access to an exit
  • Call 911 and provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel

 

In Case Of Suspicious Objects:

  • Do not handle a letter or package that you suspect is contaminated or suspicious
  • Do not shake it, bump it, or sniff it
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
  • Notify proper authorities immediat

Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence often begins with inappropriate behavior or signs that, when detected and reported, may help prevent its occurrence. The following information may be helpful in detecting or anticipating workplace violence and help to create a safer, healthier workplace for everyone.

 

Bomb Threat

1. If you observe a suspicious object or potential bomb on campus, Do Not Handle The Object!

Clear the area and immediately call local Police Services.

2. Any person receiving a bomb threat by phone should ask the caller:

  • a. Exact location of the bomb (building, floor, room, etc.)
  • b. Time bomb is set to go off
  • c. Kind of bomb, timing device, etc.

 

3. Keep talking to the caller as long as possible and record the following:

Active Shooter

Reporting an Active Shooter

  • Remain calm and answer the dispatcher's questions. The dispatcher is trained to obtain the necessary information for an appropriate emergency response.
  • If it is safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the shooter. Note their height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his/her name, if known. If the suspect is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics.

Civil Disturbances

Most civil demonstrations are peaceful and people not involved should attempt to carry on business as usual. Avoid provoking or obstructing demonstrators. If a disturbance seems to threaten the occupants of the building, report it immediately to the (local authority) and take the following actions:

Hazardous Materials Release for CATWatch

In Case of Major Chemical, Biological, or Radiation Spill or Release:

If the spill is an emergency (i.e. it presents an immediate threat of fire, or creates health symptoms).

Elevator Emergency

If you are trapped in an elevator, use the emergency phone to notify Police Services. If the phone is inoperable, turn on the emergency alarm which will signal for help.

Call UVM Police Services at 656-3473 (656-FIRE) or 9-1-1

Do not attempt to exit a stalled elevator unless directed to do so by proper authorities

If a person is stranded in an elevator, Do not attempt to force open elevator doors. Be patient.

1.   Notify Facilities. If after 5:00 PM or on a weekend or holiday, contact Police Services

Building System Issues

Natural Gas Leak Or Odor

  • Pull fire alarm pull station.
  • Do not switch on or off any lights or equipment
  • Warn others in immediate area to evacuate the building
  • Leave the building using the nearest safe exit. Leave doors open if possible.
  • Call (local 911 UVM Police Services at 656-3473 (656-FIRE) )

 

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector Sounding

  • Random single beeps indicates detector needs service. Call 656-2560
  • Pattern of 4 quick beeps indicate alarm, potentially dangerous levels of CO.

Emergency Contact Information for CATWatch Program

 

UVM Emergency Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~emergncy/

 

Campus Emergency Phone Numbers

  • Campus emergencies:  911
  • UVM Police Services information line: (802) 656-FIRE (3473)
  • Emergency Operations Information Line (recorded information): (802) 656-0000

 

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