Department of Public Safety

 

Community Response Checklist

-Explosion on Campus-

 

IMMEDIATE ACTION:

  • Immediately take cover under a table, desk or other object that will give protection against falling glass or debris
  • After the immediate effects of the explosion and/or fire have subsided, immediately call 911 and then notify the Security and Safety Department at 566-3333
  • Give your name and describe the location and nature of the emergency
  • If safe to do so, evacuate at the nearest marked exit and advise others to do the same
  • Do not use elevators to evacuate
  • Once outside move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from any affected buildings and keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews
  • DO NOT return to an affected area unless instructed to do so by Emergency Personnel
  • DO NOT use fire alarms to evacuate a building unless ordered to do so by Emergency Personnel, if the cause of the explosion was an explosive or incendiary device another may be connected to the fire alarms

CONTACTING AUTHORITIES:

  • Emergency Services — 911
  • Department of Public Safety — 566-3333 or 215-3091
  • Be aware that the 911 system will likely be overwhelmed. Program the San Juan College Department of Public Safety administrative line (566-3263) into cell phone for emergency use or consider e-mail. E-mail may be an option when unable to speak. E-mail is monitored by Security personnel during an emergency event.