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Emergency Operation Centers at Fordham University:
Rose Hill: Department of Public Safety, Thebaud Hall Annex
Lincoln Center: Residential Life Office, McMahon Hall Lobby
Westchester: First-floor Conference Room
Emergency Information Numbers:
- 877-375-HELP (4357)
- 800-280-SNOW (7669)
Department of Public Safety
Extension: 2222 or 5832
Phone: 718-817-2222 or 718-817-5832
Phone: 212-930-8888 or 212-636-6076
Phone: 914-367-3001 or 914-367-3333
Medical Emergency or Ambulance Request
Medical Emergency or Ambulance Request
- Never attempt to move a seriously injured person unless a life-threatening condition exists in the immediate area.
- Stay with the injured/ill person and either call the Department of Public Safety yourself or ask for someone else to do so (when possible) if it requires leaving the area.
- Summon help immediately by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the numbers below and/or call 911.
When reporting the medical emergency, provide the following information:
- Type of emergency
- Location of the victim
- Condition of the victim
- Any dangerous conditions
- Your identity and the identity of the victim (if known)
While waiting for emergency personnel:
- Provide first aid or CPR if you are trained and qualified to do so.
- Have someone stand by to flag down and direct the ambulance when it arrives.
When emergency personnel arrive:
- Wash any area on your body that has been exposed to another person's bodily fluids.
- Notify the emergency personnel of such exposure.
- Report the exposure to your supervisor (staff) or to the Student Health Center (students).
If you receive warning that severe weather is approaching:
- Proceed to a safe area where you can stay inside and have access to weather related information.
- Ensure that you are dressed appropriately for the anticipated weather.
In a severe thunderstorm:
- Take cover immediately.
- Avoid trees.
- Avoid metal, electrical equipment, telephones, bathtubs, water faucets,and sinks.
- Completely steer clear of downed power lines.
In a flash flood:
- Seek high ground.
- Do not attempt to drive a vehicle through standing or running water.
In a tornado:
- Go to the basement or lowest point of your building, or an interior room or hallway without windows.
In a tropical storm/hurricane watch:
- Pay attention to local weather forecasts and bulletins for further directions.
- Bring inside any loose lightweight objects (i.e., garbage cans, furniture, etc.)
- Close windows and doors.
In all cases of anticipated or actual severe weather:
- Information will be available by calling the Fordham University Emergency Information Numbers, which are 877-375-HELP (4357), 800-280-SNOW (7669),718-817-5555, or 212-636-7777.
Other Fordham University Emergency Procedures
Fordham University Evacuation Procedures
If a fire alarm sounds or a building evacuation is otherwise ordered:
- Immediately evacuate the building.
- Rescue or assist people in immediate danger, but only if you can safely do so without endangering yourself.
- Steer clear of elevators. Use stairways for emergency evacuation.
Upon evacuation of the building:
- Stay 200 feet away from the building.
- Report the names of anyone missing to the emergency response personnel along with their last known location.
- Do not attempt to reenter a building that has been evacuated until public safety personnel advises that it is safe to do so.
As soon as you become aware of a fire:
- Pull the nearest fire alarm device or make sure an alarm has already been sent.
- Notify the Department of Public Safety (see numbers below).
- If fire occurs in your room, leave immediately and close the door behind you.
- Follow the directions of fire wardens, public safety personnel, resident assistants, or resident directors.
- Follow building evacuation directions. Never go to the roof.
- Exit quickly and move at least 200 feet away from the building. Do not remain in lobby or near entrances as first responders need access for their personnel/equipment.
- Notify fire wardens/public safety personnel of the location of anyone injured or with physical challenges still within the complex. If safe to do so, assist them to a secure location close to an evacuation stairwell.
- Stay away from elevators. Use the stairs only.
- Check doors before opening. If they are warm to the touch, do not enter.
Note: Extinguish a fire only if you are trained to use a fire extinguisher and an alarm has been sent.
- Smell: Strong Odor Similar to Rotten Eggs.
- See: White cloud, Mist, Fog, Bubbles in Standing Water.
- Hear: Hissing or Whistling
In Case of a Gas Leak on Campus:
- Immediately notify the Department of Public Safety.
- Do not use any electrical device- including a doorbell or light switch- as it could create a spark.
- Open windows.
- Evacuate building.
- Remain at least 1,000 feet away from the building.
Information to Collect:
- Building name
- Floor number
- Room number
- Specific chemical name of the involved gas (if known)
- Estimated volume involved (if known)
Emergency Power Failure:
- If there is an emergency power failure, or someone trapped in an elevator, it should be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety.
Minor Power Failure:
- Minor failures of electricity, water, and/or gas should be reported to Facilities Operations at the following numbers during weekday business hours.
- During off hours, notifications should be made to the Department of Public Safety numbers listed above.