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1 Emergencies on campus: What you need to know Sarah Klein, Health and Safety Bob Kehoe, University Police Chief Libby Caruso, Director of Hazen Center for Integrated Care

2  Evacuation Procedures in an emergency ◦ Non-residential Building Evacuation Plan-Review of updated plan ◦ Faculty role in evacuation of classroom  University Police and emergency procedures  Medical emergencies in the classroom 2 Be Prepared. Be Informed.

3  Expectations for Faculty, Staff, and Students for evacuating during a fire alarm or other emergency  Maps and guidance for evacuation  Guidance for students, guests, and employees with disabilities https://www.brockport.edu/ehs/internal/docs/ evac_procedures.pdf

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6  Inform class of meeting location in the event of an alarm  Consider a class roster for check-in  Refer any student/visitor who feels they may need additional assistance to the Office for Students with Disabilities  Think about what you are prepared and capable to do. Seek input from your chair or EHS.

7  OSD is a resource for students  HR is helpful for faculty/staff  EHS serves as a campus resource for both faculty/staff/students and the campus at large.  EHS is available to review evacuation procedures specific to class locations

8  Why Faculty? Why not UP or EHS? ◦ In emergencies requiring evacuation, faculty are the employees on scene. UP and EHS are generally assisting emergency responders.  What if I have a large class? Do you expect me to track everyone down? ◦ For large classes, do your best. You do not have to track everyone down, but in the event of a large scale emergency, we could use whatever roster information to determine individuals to be account for.

9  How do I help evacuate a student/visitor in a wheel chair? ◦ Talk to the student/visitor first. They often have a plan. ◦ Know multiple accessible exits. ◦ Elevators should not be used when the fire alarm goes off. Many do not operate when the alarm is activated. ◦ The safest place in buildings is in enclosed stairwells. They are more fire protective and are the locations where responders check first. You are not required to stay with the student, but you may choose to. ◦ Call University Police with the location- be as specific as possible. Hartwell and Drake have signs in the stairwells. In the event of a drill, UP will confirm that it is a drill. 9

10  What about other physical disabilities? ◦ It depends on their disability- Talk to them. ◦ Contact OSD and EHS for assistance with a plan.  It’s a nice day so it must be a drill, do I really have to leave? ◦ YES. Drills only happen once a semester, and you just never know. Drills are important practice for a real emergency and are required by law. Most alarms are NOT drills, but a device activation. 10

11  Bob Kehoe, Chief of University Police 11

12  EVNS – Emergency Voice Notification System  Blue light phones  NY Alert  UP emergency number is ◦ Call when need for ambulance 12 NY ALERT

13 Generally, if any question, call UP LOC: Does the student wake up immediately? Is there a history? If able, send the student to Hazen If unable, call UP 13

14 Panic Attack  onset is typically 16 – 23yrs.  may run in families. ? genetic component  affects nearly twice as many women as men 14

15  Panic Attack Symptoms: ◦ Racing heart ◦ Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy ◦ Tingling or numbness in the hands/fingers ◦ Sense of terror ◦ Feeling sweaty or having chills ◦ Chest pains ◦ Breathing difficulties  Generally brief, less than 10 minutes  Initial episode requires medical evaluation  Send to Hazen 15

16  Seizures: Student may have pre-informed ◦ DO NOT insert anything into mouth. Efforts to hold the tongue down can cause injury. ◦ Loosen anything around the neck that may make breathing difficult. ◦ Roll onto side ◦ Clear the area around the person of anything hard or sharp. ◦ Don't hold the person down or try to stop movements 16

17  Seizure: ◦ Put something flat and soft, like a folded jacket, under the head ◦ Stay with the person until the seizure ends ◦ Be quiet and reassuring as consciousness returns ◦ Send to Hazen (or call UP) 17

18 18 Contact information: Sarah Klein Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety Bob Kehoe, Chief of University Police Libby Caruso, Director, Hazen Center for Integrated Care


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