Emergency Preparedness

Utility/Mechanical Emergency/Miscellaneous Incidents

If a mechanical or utility failure -- which may include but not limited to a stuck elevator, gas fumes, other odor, etc.-- creates an emergency situation:

  • Call 911 and/or SCSU Public Safety (320-308-3333)
    • State Emergency
    • Give exact location of emergency.
  • Activate  the fire alarm if an immediate evacuation is necessary.
  • Proceed  to the Evacuation Area.
  • Help  those needing assistance move to the evacuation area or a safe area in the  building.
  • Report the roll count  of employees, if applicable.
  • Report the location of anyone left in the  building.
  • Stay away from the building until an “all  clear” is given by the Fire Department, SCSU Public Safety or other recognized  authority.

If the failure does  not warrant a complete evacuation of an area or building and does not pose an  immediate threat or hazard to personnel in the area:

Miscellaneous  Incidents

Loss of power, utilities, and mechanical failures can be caused  by a number of natural and man-made disasters. Buildings are equipped with an  emergency power source that supplies the emergency lights, exit lighting,  emergency telephones, and the fire alarm system. To minimize the effects of a  utilities incident:

  • Turn off or unplug electrical equipment in use when the power went off in your immediate area. This includes computers, calculators, radios, desk lights or any other equipment that can be shut down.
  • Contact Public Safety, 320-308-3333.
  • If you are advised to leave the area, follow your evacuation route and wait at the assembly area for further instructions.
  • Leave at least one light switch on so you know when the  power is restored.

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