These procedures are provided as guidance only.
Never do anything to endanger yourself or others. When in doubt please call us.
- Remain calm and call 911 immediately. Activate building fire alarm.
- Evacuate building closing all doors, do not lock, and do not use elevators.
- Assist the disabled outside or to enclosed stairwell or advise Police Department or Fire Department of location of disabled persons.
If serious injury or illness occurs on campus, immediately call us. Give your name, location and describe the medical problem.
Emergency or Urgent Medical Situations
Please call 911.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
- Monmouth College has public access defibrillation units, Automated External Defibrillators (AED), for use by any member of the community who has Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and AED training.
- Huff Athletic Center - Main Concourse level on column.
- Poling Hall - Just inside the West entrance door on the wall.
- CSB - Main level, outside Room 293, on the wall.
- Press Box - Football Field, South end, on the wall.
- Peacock Field - Locker room building located behind the press box building.
- Each use of an AED by a Monmouth College responder shall be accompanied by a call to 911 to ensure timely provision of advanced life support and transport to an emergency medical facility.
First Aid General Guidelines
- Survey the scene and make sure it is safe for you to respond to an injured person. Do not enter the area if there are downed electrical lines, a smell of a hazardous material or any other safety issue.
- Call us.
- Never move an injured person.
- Precautions must be taken to prevent exposure to blood and body fluids. If there is excessive bleeding you may want to instruct the injured person to cover the wound and apply direct pressure.
- Only use CPR if you are a trained CPR responder.
- Look for emergency medical ID, question witnesses and give all information to the paramedics.
- Stay calm and wait for the EMS team to arrive to help answer any questions.
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 or sturdy furniture when possible. Watch the local radar.
In the event of a partial or complete campus power failure:
- Call maintenance if the area you are in has experienced a loss of power. Check with others in your building to see how widespread the situation may be.
- Available residence hall staff will report to the Hall Director or Head Resident apartment. If the HD or HR is not available, the staff in the building meets in the main lounge.
- Residence Hall staff, and faculty or staff in academic areas should immediately check to see if someone is in an elevator. Call us.
- Students should keep their room doors closed.
- Hall staff and campus safety will make continuous rounds on the floors keeping students updated with information.
- The fire alarm system remains operational for forty-eight hours after a power outage. After forty-eight hours, if there is a fire in a residence hall, the staff will have to call 911 to inform them of the situation.
If there is a lock down:
- Faculty and staff will immediately secure the students and themselves in the classroom. If possible, cover any windows or openings that have a direct line of sight into the hallway.
- If you are not in a classroom, try to get to an office or other room that can be locked or barricaded. Stay out of open areas.
- Call 911. Then call us. If possible, provide information about your location, the number of people and any medical or critical needs.
- Do not sound the fire alarm.
- Lock the windows and close blinds or curtains.
- Turn off lights and all audio or video equipment.
- Keep classrooms and other places of refuge secure until police arrive and give you directions.
We take all threats seriously and try to obtain as much information as possible about the bomb and caller.
If you think you have received a suspicious package please contact us. Do not shake or empty contents and do not try to clean up spilled contents.
The hazardous material is flammable, explosive, under pressure, highly toxic, highly infectious or radioactive.
If you are involved hazardous material:
- If the incident is indoors close all doors in order to isolate the area.
- From a safe area, call 911 and our office.
- Evacuate, if necessary. Remain in a safe designated area until released by emergency responders.
- Present the Material Safety Data Sheet of involved substances to emergency responders if information is available.
- Do not attempt to clean up a spill or release unless you are trained to do so and have the proper equipment.
- Any spillage of a hazardous chemical or radioactive material is to be reported immediately to our office who will notify the Monmouth Fire Department. When reporting, be specific about the nature of the involved material and the exact location.
- The key person on site should vacate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of other areas until the arrival of fire department or other authorized personnel.
- Anyone who may be contaminated by the spill should avoid contact with others as much as possible, remain in the vicinity and give their name and other information to authorities. Required first aid and cleanup should be done by specialized authorities at once.
- If the spillage is in a building, follow evacuation procedures and evacuate the building. As may be necessary, follow the instructions of fire department or other authorities to evacuate part or all of the campus.
- If an emergency please call 911 or call us.
- Never be alone with the person. Ask for assistance from a residence staff member, faculty member, or staff member.
- Keep others away and at a safe distance.
- Never try to take a weapon from someone.
- Maintain confidentiality. Keep the involvement of others to a minimum.
Most missing person reports in the college environment result from someone changing their normal routine and failing to inform others of this change. Those who believe a friend, colleague, roommate, or acquaintance is missing are encouraged to inform any of the following immediately:
If you believe an employee is missing:
Office of Personnel at: 309-457-2122
Campus Safety at: 309-457-3456
If you believe a student is missing:
Office of Residence Life at: 309-457-2113
Campus Safety at: 309-457-3456
Following the report the matter will be investigated and if it is determined that the person is missing, law enforcement authorities will be informed. Parents/guardians will be notified.
All students are required to supply to the Office of Residence Life with their emergency contact numbers. Students are also required to update their emergency contact number(s) every semester.