In Case of Emergency
Fire in a Residence Hall
- If you discover a fire, pull the fire alarm and exit the building.
- If you hear the fire alarm, immediately evacuate your residence hall room via the nearest fire exit if you can do so safely.
- Keep a safe distance from the building.
- Await further instructions from responding emergency personnel.
- For further information, please review Fire Safety in the Residence Halls.
Fire in a Northwood Housing Unit
- All residents should evacuate the unit.
- From a safe location, call 911.
- Notify residents in adjoining units if you can do so safely.
- Stand by to direct emergency personnel to the unit.
- Take cover. Go to interior corridors, an interior room, elevator, lobbies, or other interior spaces in LOWER LEVELS of the building ONLY.
- Stay away from windows.
- Do NOT sound the fire alarm unless there is a fire.
- Do NOT call the Department of Public Safety to check on the weather status or to ask questions that can wait until after the warning is over.
- Notify the Department of Public Safety if you sight a tornado or if any other emergency arises.
Crime in Progress
- Dial 911.
- Follow the dispatcher's instructions.
- Remain calm and be ready to provide information.
- Dial 911.
- State the nature of the problem.
- State the specific location.
- Stay on the line until DPS has all the necessary information.
- Remain calm and be ready to provide any other information.
- If you receive or hear word of a bomb threat, call 911 immediately.
- Do NOT sound the fire alarm.
- Follow the instructions of resident staff and security personnel.