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1 BARUCH COLLEGE The City University of New York EMERGENCY HANDBOOK
2 IMMINENT CRIMES HOSTAGE SITUATION If you see a situation, move people away from the area of concern.Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.Lock all doors and windows and close blinds.Account for as many people as possible.Stay put unless instructed otherwise.Wait for instructions.Allow only Emergency Personnel into the building.If you are taken hostage:Do not try to disarm the personTry to communicate the situationKeep calm, quiet and follow intruder’s instructionsSit away from intruder, windows and exitsBe aware that police may be able to hear what is taking placeBe aware that police may break in at any timeFollow police instructions
3 Refrain from discussing the incident with bystanders or the media. Please communicate all information to Public Safety at extension 3333 to help them fully respond to the incident.Some statements to the media may adversely affect the serving of justice; therefore all public statements will be coordinated through the office of Public Relations.
4 ASSAULT SITUATIONReport all rumors of impending violence to Public Safety at 3333.Assess your role – is it safe to get involved or not.If you deem that it is safe to get involved:Identify yourselfTake an active role in ceasing any and all hostile activities.Order combatants to stop (yell out their names if known – use “ladies” and “gentlemen” if not known)If you decide to intervene, approach from the side – not from behindDo not step between the combatantsAsk someone to call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land lineAsk for assistance from nearby peopleStay on the line with Public Safety until Emergency Personnel arriveGet a description of the people, including approximate height, weight, color and attireStay with the victim(s) until Emergency Personnel arrive
5 WEAPONS SITUATIONIf you are being threatened try to remain calm and move to a safe location.Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.If you see an intruder with a weapon:Evacuate if you can do so safely and the intruder will not be able to see youAccount for all students/staff/visitorsReport information to Emergency PersonnelAllow only Emergency Personnel into the buildingIf you cannot safely evacuate:Secure all doors and windows, close blindsHold in place until instructed otherwise
6 SUSPICIOUS PERSONA suspicious person is defined as anyone on the grounds or in the building who does not seem to be of college age, looks out of place, or appears to pose a potential safety threat.If you deem it safe, greet the person and offer help.If you deem it unsafe:Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land lineMonitor the direction the suspicious person is headingMake a mental note of the person’s description, including approximate height, weight, color and attire
7 THREATENING BEHAVIORCall Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.Be prepared to give as much information as possible, description of person(s) involved, where they are, what is going on, what you think the extent of the threat is.Assure the safety of other students/staff/visitors.Assess your role – is it safe to get involved or not ?If you deem that it is safe to get involved:Remove all bystandersTry to remain calm, speak in a slow, calm voiceDo not threaten or try to physically restrain the threatening personDo not threaten legal actionDo not laugh or joke with the threatening personKeep track of the threatening person’s location until Emergency Personnel arriveTake steps necessary to bring the situation under controlIf you deem that it is unsafe to get involved:Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land lineStay on the line with the Public Safety until Emergency Personnel arrive
8 BOMB THREAT Take all bomb threats seriously Use bomb threat checklist Keep caller on the line as long as possibleDo not transfer callDo not interrupt the callerImmediately after hanging-up call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land lineDo not touch or approach unusual or suspicious objectsFollow the specific directions of the Bomb Squad or the PoliceProvide information about objects and articles in the areaIf there is any indication of imminent danger such as a suspicious object, etc., evacuate the area immediately after notifying the Public Safety OfficeWhile awaiting further instructions from the Public Safety Director, assign all available staff to search the floor for suspicious objectsIf any objects are found, DO NOT TOUCH – evacuate immediately and once out of the area notify Public SafetySEE EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS
9 MEDICAL MEDICAL EMERGENCY Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and be prepared to give as much information about the emergency as possibleIf victim is conscious, obtain information about the injury or medical historyStay with the victim(s) until Emergency Personnel arriveMaintain safety until help arrivesDo not attempt to move an injured personKeep other people away from the sceneAvoid physical contact with blood or other body fluidsIf exposed to body fluids wash affected area with soap and water as soon as possible and report your exposure to Emergency Personnel
10 SUICIDE ATTEMPTCall Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and be prepared to give as much information about the emergency as possibleEnsure that the person is not left aloneStay with the person until Emergency Personnel arriveKeep other people away from the sceneDo not handle weapons, containers or other possible evidence
11 MENTAL HEALTH SITUATION If a member of the Baruch Community is experiencing a psychological crisis during normal business hours, the first response should be to call the Office of Public Safety (3333) to alert them of the situation and the need to take the individual to the Counseling Center for evaluation.If the individual is unwilling to go to the center and deteriorates such that they are apparently not responsible for their actions or constitute a threat to themselves or others, campus police officers should call the 911 emergency hotline.Once the call has been made to 911 and campus police officers are controlling the scene, all non-essential personnel should leave the area and return to their normal duties unless otherwise instructed by police officers.Before Emergency Personnel arrive, make every effort to determine the person’s identity and status as staff or student.If the individual is a student, contact the Office of the Dean of Students ( ) to advise them of the individual’s condition and circumstances.If the individual is a staff or faculty member, contact the Office of Human Resources ( ) to advise them of the individual’s condition and circumstances.If the individual’s condition and circumstances.
12 BLOOD PRECAUTIONSTreat all blood or bodily fluids as potentially infectiousProvide medical treatment only if you have been trained to do soIf available, use gloves, mouthpieces, or other personal protective equipmentHelp an injured person in ways that do not expose you to bloodIf exposed:Wash cuts or punctures with soap and waterFlush splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin with waterIrrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigantsIf possible, remember or record the source individual(s)Report the exposure to responding Emergency Peronnel
13 GENERAL INFORMATION FIRE/FIRE ALARM If a fire is discovered, pull the building fire alarm and evacuate (see evacuation for instructions). The bright red pull boxes usually are located adjacent to fire exit stairs or elevator banks.Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and give the following information--- Condition (fire, smoke, etc.), specific location (building address, floor and area on the floor) and your name and location.Remain at that location to direct Public Safety personnel, Floor Warden(s), Searchers or Fire Department, unless your safety is in jeopardy.Close all doors on the floor and use the fire extinguisher to contain or extinguish the fire only if the fire is small.Never let the fire get between you and an exit.When you hear the fire alarm, remain calm and evacuate immediately to the nearest stairwell and await further instructions.If necessary, exit through the nearest fire exit using all available doors and exit the building.
14 FIRE/FIRE ALARM: (continued) Assist those needing special help. Do not stop for belongings. Never use an elevator during an evacuation. Faculty members --- if a fire or smoke condition exists while you are conducting a class, direct the students to the nearest Fire Exit. Faculty/Staff members will assist the Fire Wardens in the evacuation of students by directing them to the nearest Fire Exit. Fire Wardens have specific duties to ascertain the location of the fire, report it to the NY Fire Department [(9-911)] and Public Safety (3333), direct the evacuation, keep the Fire Command Station informed of the evacuation procedures. The most critical areas for immediate evacuation are the fire floor and the floor immediately above, evacuate two or more levels below the fire floor (the complete evacuation of the building is not always necessary and congestion in the stairways can often cause more injuries than a fire).Searchers should monitor the entire floor for stragglers, paying special attention to lavatories.Report missing students and unattached students to Emergency Personnel.Report injuries and damage to Emergency Personnel.Wait at the assembly area until further instructed.Fire officials are fully in charge and will determine when re-entry is possible.
15 SEVERE WEATHER Remain calm Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at or if you have an emergency situation to report.Stay away from windows.Depending on the situation, evacuate or remain in place.If you stay indoors; take cover under desks and tables, against inside walls, under doorways or in interior hallways if necessary.Attend to other safety issues as they arise.
16 POWER OUTAGEShut off switches to as many electrical items as possible before leaving.This includes lights, appliances, room air conditioners, heaters, televisions, etc.This will assist in restoring electricity when the system comes back on-line.Secure any hazardous materials or processes.Use clear, safe escape routes and exits and proceed to the nearest outside safe assembly location shown on the evacuation map or to a location ordered by University officials or emergency response personnel.Help persons in darkened work areas move to safety. Where applicable, assist other persons requiring evacuation assistance to get to designated areas for evacuation assistance.Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist or otherwise directed by University officials, transporting of these individuals up or down stairwells shall be avoided, but shall be carried out by trained or emergency personnel only.All personnel should report to lobby of Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Ave.).Building has emergency power throughout and there are bathroom facilities that can be used.While evacuation is taking place, elevators in all buildings will be checked by building engineers for trapped personnel.Do not return to an evacuated building until directed by University officials. Department Heads and designated Building Coordinators shall await further instructions via available telephone or radio communications. If the outage occurs at the end of the workday, directions may be received that personnel may leave the University.
17 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at orReport materials leaking or odors – describe amount, color, odor, etc.Call B&G at to report the spill.Avoid contact with materials.If someone is incapacitated because of hazardous material exposure, DO NOT go into affected area to help.You may become the next victim.Remove unaffected people from the area.Stay upwind from the affected areaEvacuate if you can do so safelyIf you evacuate stay upwind from affected areaAccount for all students/staff/visitorsReport information to Emergency PersonnelAllow only Emergency Personnel into the building
19 EVACUATION EVACUATION - GENERAL Evacuation – for when conditions outside are safer than insideTake the closest and safest way outUse secondary route if primary one is blocked or hazardousIf the emergency is a gas leak or a hazardous material spill, take the route that will keep you upwind of the problem areaAssist those needing special assistanceDo not stop for belongingsGo the the designated Emergency Assembly PointDo not walk on roads to avoid responding emergency vehiclesCheck for injuries – report injuries to Emergency PersonnelTake attendance – report it to Emergency PersonnelRemain at the assembly area in case Emergency Personnel need more information or need to ask questions – especially if there are missing personsWait for further instructions
20 BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST QUESTIONS TO ASK EXACT WORDING OF THE THREAT When is the bomb going to explode?Where is it right now?What does it look like?What kind of bomb is it?What will cause it to explode?Did you place the bomb?Why?What is your address?What is your name?EXACT WORDING OF THE THREATSex of caller_____ Race_______________Age______ Length of Call_____________Number at which call received__________Time___________ Date_______________If the voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?REPORT CALL IMMEDIATELYCALL 911Date:_______________________________Name:______________________________Position:____________________________Phone Number:_______________________THREAT LANGUAGE___well spoken (educated) ___incoherent___foul ___taped___message read by threat makerREMARKS:CALLER’S VOICE___calm ___nasal___angry ___stutter___excited ___lisp___slow ___raspy___slurred ___deep___soft ___rapid___loud ___accent___laughter ___crying___normal___distinct___familiar___whispered___clearing throat___deep breathing___cracking voiceBACKGROUND SOUNDS___street ___factory___voices ___clear___music ___static___motor ___local___crockery___PA system___house noises___office machinery___animal noises___factory machinery___long distance___booth___cellular phone___other