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Safety Tips

Be prepared for all hazards and threatening conditions.

  • Know your surroundings. Familiarize yourself with the campus and buildings in which you live and use frequently. Know the posted evacuation routes and procedures, and always locate two exits in any building that you frequent.
  • Know the hazards that can affect the campus (e.g., fire, flood, tornado, hurricane, etc.). Consider what you would do if any of these hazards suddenly threatened or impacted you. Ask your Residential Advisor, Professor, or Work Supervisor about emergency plans, and make a plan with your family.
  • Know where critical services are located and how to contact them when needed, such as: Hospital, Pharmacy, Resident Assistant/Land Lord, and Power Company. Add the 24 hr contact information for critical services and roadside assistance to your phone and wallet card contact list.
  • Download safety and weather apps on your smartphone, and know where to get emergency information on campus, online, and on local television and radio.
  • Plan how you will communicate with family and friends before, during, and after an emergency and let them know. Plan for limited and disrupted cellular phone service.
  • Keep a wallet card list of important phone numbers in your wallet in case your cell phone is unusable or lost.
  • Keep an emergency kit in your car and/or residence.
  • Take a CPR/First Aid class.
  • Program emergency contact numbers in your cell phone using (In Case of Emergency) ICE, ICE2, ICE3. Make sure these numbers are labeled on your wallet list as well.
  • Plan for your children, talk with their schools and daycare providers about their emergency procedures.
  • Plan for your pets, consider what you would need to bring with you if you have to evacuate with them for a while (e.g. identification, leash, collar, cage, food, vaccination records). Never leave pets behind!

Last updated: 8/9/2021