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Emergency Procedures

Quick Emergency Procedures

These procedures are provided as guidance only. Never do anything to endanger yourself or others.

This sheet is intended as a quick reference. Please see the full emergency procedures located on the navigation bar at the top left area of this page.

Bomb Threat

  • Remain calm
  • Take all threats seriously
  • Do not panic others
  • Obtain as much information as possible about the bomb and caller
  • Take notes on everything said
  • Have co-worker call “911” while you’re talking to caller if possible
  • Do not hang up phone when done with caller
  • Call the Dean on Call at 309-337-5713
  • If evacuation ordered, move at least 500 feet away from building
  • Do not re-enter area until instructed

Fire

  • Remain calm
  • Call “911” immediately!
  • Activate building fire alarm
  • Evacuate building closing all doors – Do not lock
  • Do not use elevators
  • Assist the disabled outside or to enclosed stairwell
  • Advise Police Department or Fire Department of location of disabled persons
  • If evacuation ordered, move at least 500 feet away from building
  • Keep roads and drives clear
  • Do not re-enter area until instructed
  • Call the Dean on Call at 309-337-5713

Flooding

  • Call Maintenance immediately at 3333
  • Indicate nature of valuables at risk
  • Notify supervisor
  • Use extreme caution if electrical appliances or outlets are near leak
  • Evacuate if any possible danger

Hazardous Material Incident

  • Remove individual from area unless unsafe to do so
  • Call “911” and the Dean on Call at 309-337-5713
  • If immediate medical attention is required:
  • Administer first aid if qualified or seek someone who is
  • Use emergency eyewash/shower
  • Remove contaminated clothing
  • Contaminated person should seek medical attention
  • Contaminated person should avoid contact with others
  • Chemical/Hazardous Material Inventory & Safety Data Sheets
  • Hazard Communication Program

Medical/First Aid Accidents

  • Call or have someone call “911
  • Administer first aid if qualified or seek someone who is qualified
  • DO NOT MOVE VICTIM except to prevent further injury
  • Stay with victim until someone arrives

Weather

  • Seek shelter in basement or interior hall of lower floor
  • Avoid auditoriums, gymnasiums and similar large rooms
  • Stay away from all windows and exterior doors
  • Take cover under heavy tables and/or sturdy furniture when possible
  • Follow room exit plans

Suspicious Package

  • Do not shake or empty contents
  • Do not try to clean up spilled contents
  • Cover with plastic to prevent leakage
  • Leave room, close door or section off
  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Call the Police “911
  • Call the Dean on Call at 309-337-5713
  • List all persons who may have been exposed

Psychological/Suicidal

  • Call 911, then call the Dean on Call at 309-337-5713.
  • If you are in a residence hall, contact the RA on duty.
  • Nothing should be touched. Be observant but do not tamper with the scene.
  • Maintain confidentiality. Keep the involvement of others to a minimum.

Important Phone Numbers:

  • Police/Fire/Medical Emergency: 911
  • Security: 309-337-5708
  • Dean on Call : 309-337-5713