• Emergency Information:
    What Should You Do?

    Act of Violence

    If you receive a text of an act of violence in your immediate area (ie. active assaulter, campus violence, etc.):

    • Go to a room if you are not in one.
    • Lock and block doors.
    • Turn out lights and stay low.
    • Put phone on vibrate.
    • Remain quiet and calm; listen for activity, signs of help or direction.
    • Local police or university officials will secure the scene and make announcements through Emergency Notification system.

    Chemical Spill

    • Stay inside and look for lowest level room with interior walls. Stairwells, bathrooms and closets are locations.
    • Put as many walls as possible between you and the exterior of building.
    • Avoid interior and exterior doors.
    • Move away from areas where cleaning supplies (any chemicals) or fuel is stored.
    • Secure all doors.

    Evacuation

    For any number of incidents including fire, chemical spill, gas/utility leak, or severe weather:

    Fire

    The University does conduct fire drills and will be coordinating them throughout the year on campus to prepare our community. Our process is as follows:

    • Activation of the notification system: Pulling of the fire alarm.
    • Response of the community:
    • Response of trained designated emergency responders: Evaluate and address situation.
    • End of incident: When notified by emergency personnel, community members return to normal activities.

    Medical Attention

    If someone is in need of medical attention:

    • Remain calm.
    • Call Public Safety at 215-572-2999/cell or x2999/campus phone. For off-campus medical emergencies, call 911. Public Safety will respond to a situation in which any staff member, student, or visitor of the University requires emergency medical assistance.
    • Unless it is unsafe to do so, remain on the scene until Public Safety arrives.
    • Do not move the injured person unless there is danger of further harm.
    • Keep the injured person warm.
    • Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.

    Power Outage (Non-Residential Buildings)

    • Remain calm, and stay where you are.
    • Evacuate ONLY if instructed to do so by emergency personnel or supervisor.
    • Call Public Safety at at 215-572-2999/cell or x2999/campus phone and describe:
      • Your location.
      • What areas are affected by the power outage.
      • How long the power has been out.
      • Any significant water damage, flooding, gas leak, or any other major utility failure.
      • Any injuries.
      • Stay on the phone until released by the dispatcher.
    • Turn off all electrical devices such as computers as damage can occur once power is restored.
    • Laboratory personnel should secure all experiments and unplug electrical equipment before leaving.
    • All chemicals should be returned to their proper storage place.
    • Provide appropriate ventilation by opening all windows and doors.
    • Evacuate immediately if you are unable to provide appropriate ventilation for chemicals; call Public Safety.
    • DO NOT open cold-rooms, refrigerators, or other temperature-sensitive areas.
    • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
      • If caught inside an elevator during a power outage:
      • Remain calm.
      • DO NOT attempt to open the elevator door by shaking, jarring, or prying open the elevator door unless directed to do so by emergency personnel.
      • Press the emergency button or call Public Safety at 215-572-2999/cell or x2999/campus phone and tell the dispatcher: Your location; What floor you are near; Any injuries; Stay on the phone until released by the dispatcher.

    Suspicious Package

    • Remain calm.
    • Stay away from the package.
    • DO NOT allow anyone to handle or go near the package.
    • If a suspicious package is discovered while handling, avoid dropping, throwing, or any other abrupt movement; gently set the package down in a secluded area that has been evacuated.
    • DO NOT use any cell phones, radios, or other wireless devices around the package.
    • MOVE AWAY FROM THE PACKAGE and call Public Safety at at 215-572-2999/cell or x2999/campus phone.
    • State the location of the package and provide a description.
    • Stay on the phone until released by the dispatcher.
    • If you touched the package, immediately wash your hands, arms, etc. with soap and water for 15 minutes.

    Tornado

    • Stay inside and look for lowest level room with interior walls. Stairwells, bathrooms and closets are locations.
    • Put as many walls as possible between you and the exterior of building.
    • Avoid interior and exterior doors.
    • Move away from areas where cleaning supplies (any chemicals) or fuel is stored.
    • Secure all doors.
    • Secure or remove from your shelter all items that are not secure (office supplies, items on shelves, knives, scissors, etc.)

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  • Update and confirm your contact information.
    UPDATE your emergency contact information to ensure you receive TEXTS and CALLS from Arcadia’s Emergency Notification System in the event of an emergency or university closing.

    Emergency Numbers:

    Dial 215-572-2999
    for Public Safety

    Dial 2999 (Campus Phone) for Public Safety

    Dial 911 for local police

    Emergency
    News Sources:   

    Arcadia University Bulletin

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