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PUbliC SafEtY                                        PhYSiCal PlaNt: 843.953.5550
Emergencies: 843.953.5611                            WEathER liNE: 843.725.RAIN (843.725.7246)
Non-Emergencies: 843.953.5609                        WEbSitE: www.cofc.edu/emergency

What tO DO...
fiRES                                                 SUSPiCiOUS bEhaViOR/
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.     PERSONS Of CONCERN
  • Call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.                 • Do not physically confront the person
  • Notify occupants and help those needing               exhibiting the behavior.
    assistance in the immediate area.                   • Do not let anyone into a locked
  • Confine the fire by closing doors as you exit.        room/building.
  • Evacuate the building at the nearest exit.          • Do not block a person’s access to an exit.
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized       • Call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.
    to do so by emergency personnel.
                                                      aCtiVE ShOOtERS
bUilDiNG EVaCUatiON PROCEDURES                         • If possible, exit the building immediately and
 • When the fire alarm is activated, evacuation          call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.
   is mandatory.                                       • If you cannot exit: Clear the hallway
 • Do not use elevators.                                 immediately and/or remain behind closed
 • Take personal belongings (ID, keys, purses,           doors in a locked or barricaded room,
   wallets) and dress appropriately for                  if possible. Stay away from windows.
   the weather.                                          Remain calm and quietly call Public Safety
 • Close doors as you exit.                              at 843.953.5611.
 • Move all personnel to a safe area, away from        • Evacuate the room only when authorities have
   the building in danger.                               arrived and instructed you to do so.
                                                       • Do not leave or unlock the door to see
SUSPiCiOUS PaCKaGES                                      “what is happening.”
  • Do not touch or disturb the object or package.     • Do not attempt to confront or apprehend
  • Evacuate the immediate area.                         the shooter, unless as a last resort.
  • Call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.                • Do not assume someone else has called
  • Notify your building administrator,                  police or emergency personnel.
    residence hall director or RA.
                                                      WEathER EMERGENCiES
bOMb thREatS                                           • Call the Emergency Weather Hotline at
 • Remain calm.                                          843.725.7246 (843.725.RAIN).
 • Get as much information as possible from            • For procedures, refer to the College’s Hurricane
   the threatening caller.                               Plan online at www.cofc.edu/emergency.
 • Call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.                 • Throughout the event, continue to check the
 • Follow instructions from emergency personnel.         Emergency Website at www.cofc.edu/emergency.
                                                       • For updates, monitor local television and radio
                                                         stations for announcements.

       iN aN EMERGENCY, Call PUbliC SafEtY at 843.953.5611
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What tO DO...
flOODiNG                                                      — If a fire or explosive is involved
  Flooding can occur due to major rainstorms,                 — Your name, phone number and location
  water main breaks or loss of power to sump             • Follow instructions provided by the
  pumps. In case of imminent or actual flooding:           emergency responders.
  • If you can do so safely:                             • Evacuate, if necessary.
        — Secure vital equipment, records
           and hazardous materials.                    MEDiCal EMERGENCiES
        — Shut off non-essential                        • Cardiac Arrest/Heart Attack
           electrical equipment.                             — Assess the scene for danger.
        — Wait for instructions from Public Safety           — Check the victim.
           or Physical Plant.                                — Call or instruct someone to call
  • Move all personnel to a safe area, away from                Public Safety/EMS at 843.953.5611.
    the building in danger.                                  — Locate an Automated External
  • Do not return to the building until instructed              Defibrillator (AED), if one is available.
    to do so by Public Safety or Physical Plant.             — Perform CPR.
  • Call Physical Plant for assistance with flood       • Burns
    clean-up at 843.953.5550.                                — Remove the cause of the burn.
                                                             — Flush the area with water.
GaS lEaKS, fUMES, VaPORS                                     — Do not apply a dressing or creams
 If you detect natural gas, fumes or vapors:                    or lotions.
 • Do not pull fire alarms.                                  — Call Public Safety/EMS at 843.953.5611.
 • Do not touch light switches or                       • Bleeding
    electrical equipment.                                    — Apply firm but gentle pressure to the
 • Call Public Safety at 843.953.5611.                          wound with a clean cloth or tissue.
 • Clear the area immediately if instructed to do            — Immobilize the body part.
    so by the emergency dispatcher.                          — Keep person lying down.
 • Provide your location and the location of the             — Call Public Safety/EMS at 843.953.5611.
    odor to the dispatcher.
 • Provide as many details as possible to              MEDia iNQUiRiES
    the dispatcher.                                     Do not attempt to answer media questions
                                                        about campus emergencies, either in person
haZaRDOUS MatERialS SPillS                              or by phone. If you are contacted by a news
 Hazardous material spill, incident or release for      reporter, refer them to the nearest Public Safety
 which assistance is needed:                            officer for information or ask them to call the
 • If the incident is indoors, close all doors in       Office of Media Relations at 843.953.5667.
   order to isolate the area if it is safe to do so.
 • From a safe area: Call Public Safety
   at 843.953.5611.
 • Be prepared to provide the
   following information:
                                                                                                            Updated September 2007

        — Name of the material
        — Quantity of material
        — Time of the incident
        — Location of the incident                           EMERGENCY
        — If anyone is injured or exposed
           to material                                       PROCEDURES
        iN aN EMERGENCY, Call PUbliC SafEtY at 843.953.5611

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