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Emergency Guide

In case of any emergency, call 911.

For information about how to handle various types of threats, consult the list below.

Emergency phone numbers

Academics and Student Services website contains helpful information regarding campus safety for students.

Evacuation procedures

  • Call 911 to report the emergency.
  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Be aware of the location of the nearest exit and announce this at the beginning of the class each semester.

  • If a fire alarm sounds, or emergency personnel asks you to leave the building, you and your students must evacuate the building.

  • Gather your personal belongings if it is safe,otherwise leave as quickly as possible.

  • If safe, close doors and windows, but do not lock them.

  • Assist physically disabled individuals to a safe location and notify emergency personnel. Most buildings have an identified "Area of Rescue" located near the top landing of staircases.

  • Once outside the building, keep clear of entrances, move at least 100 feet away from the building and emergency vehicles.

Air Disaster

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Remain calm.

  • Secure the area. 

  • Avoid the area if possible.

  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in the obvious immediate danger of further injury - proceed with caution. 

  • Do not approach the airplane - even if it is not on fire. 

  • Watch for falling debris if explosion occurs.  
  • Do not remove anything for the wreckage area until proper authorities are on the scene to take over. 

Medical emergencies

  • Call 911 to report the emergency.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen or appears to in pain.

  • Provide first aid, if someone is ill or injured and requires immediate assistance.

  • Limit your communication with ill or injured person to quiet reassurances.

Fire

  • If you detect a fire, call 911, pull the fire alarm and follow Evacuation procedures.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • If you hear a fire alarm, Follow Evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.

  • The fire alarm in the building will not notify the fire department.

Tornado and severe weather

  • Go to the designated tornado shelter for the building. In most cases this is the lowest floor, in the central core of the building, and away from glass windows.

  • Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary. The University's Reverse personnel who will alert the classrooms.

  • If you are outside when the sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. Go into the closest building and seek out the lowest floor in the center of the building.

  • After the tornado has passed, report any injuries. Call 911 for ambulance and fire; call the Campus Police/Security (6-2952) to report building damage.

Hazardous substance spills

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Do not get near or touch the spilled material unless properly trained to do so.

  • Contain the spill using absorbents, if possible.

  • Clean up any small chemical spills, if you are able. The Facilities Department will assist if needed.

  • Vacate the area and close the doors.

Explosion

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Remain calm.

  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious immediate danger of further injury.

  • Open doors carefully and watch for falling debris - follow evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.

Criminal activity

  • If you observe or suspect criminal activity call the Salina Police Department at 785-826-7210.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Do not confront the subject.

  • If you want to remain anonymous, you can use the Silent Witness program via the K-State Police Web Site.

Active shooter

  • Call 911 if safe to do so.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Remain calm and keep out of plain sight.

  • Do not put yourself in harms way.

  • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants, then lock doors, block windows and close blinds.

  • Seek protective cover.

  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify your location.

  • Stay in place until Police clear the building.

Terroristic threat

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Remain calm.

  • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants.

  • Provide a list of all people who were in the room or area.

Bomb threat

  • If you receive a phone call or a note warning of a bomb, take it seriously and call 911 immediately.

  • Evacuate the building.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Remain Calm. It is rare that a bomb threat caller does not give notice in ample time to insure safety of building occupants.

  • Listen intently for voice or speech peculiarities and for background noises because this information can aid in later investigations.

  • Record immediately the date and exact time the call is received.

  • Try to engage the caller in extended conversation and try to ask:

    • Exactly where did you place the bomb?

    • What time is it set to go off?

    • What does the bomb look like?

    • What kind of explosive did you use, dynamite, black powder, TNT, plastic?

    • How will the bomb be set off; by time mechanism, oxidizing agent, heat, movement?

    • Why did you place the bomb in this building?

    • May I have your name?

Suspicious package

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Do not handle the suspicious package.

  • Follow Evacuation Procedures

Behavior problems

  • If threat of harm or violence is imminent, call 911.

  • Call Campus Safety and Security, 785-826-2909 or 785-826-2952.

  • Workplace Violence
    • Notify the Director of Human Resources, 785-532-6277, of any threats you have witnessed or received.

    • Report any behavior you regard as threatening or violent when that behavior is job related or might be carried out on state-owned or leased property or in connection with state employment.

  • Mental Health Emergency
    • Faculty, staff and student employees with problems are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at 785-532-6818.

    • Students. Veridian Behavioral Health, 785-452-4930, and Academic and Student Services provide support for students with mental health problems.

    • If a student indicates a risk of harm to self or others, call 911 for immediate assistance.

    • In the case of emotional/behavioral distress, student can access therapy and other supportive resources at Veridian Behavioral Health, 785-452-4930.

    • Academic and Student Services can provide assistance when mental health problems affect a student's academic or personal life. Contact Academic and Student Services at 785-826-2674.