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					BARUCH COLLEGE
  The City University of New York

 EMERGENCY
  HANDBOOK
             IMMINENT CRIMES
                        HOSTAGE SITUATION
If you see a situation, move people away from the area of concern.
Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.
Lock all doors and windows and close blinds.
Account for as many people as possible.
Stay put unless instructed otherwise.
Wait for instructions.
Allow only Emergency Personnel into the building.

If you are taken hostage:
     •    Do not try to disarm the person
     •    Try to communicate the situation
     •    Keep calm, quiet and follow intruder’s instructions
     •    Sit away from intruder, windows and exits
     •    Be aware that police may be able to hear what is taking place
     •    Be aware that police may break in at any time
     •    Follow police instructions
Refrain from discussing the incident with bystanders or the
media.

Please communicate all information to Public Safety at
extension 3333 to help them fully respond to the incident.

Some statements to the media may adversely affect the
serving of justice; therefore all public statements will be
coordinated through the office of Public Relations.
                               ASSAULT SITUATION
Report all rumors of impending violence to Public Safety at 3333.

Assess your role – is it safe to get involved or not.

If you deem that it is safe to get involved:
     •     Identify yourself

     •     Take an active role in ceasing any and all hostile activities.

     •     Order combatants to stop (yell out their names if known – use “ladies” and “gentlemen” if
           not known)

     •     If you decide to intervene, approach from the side – not from behind

     •     Do not step between the combatants

     •     Ask someone to call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line

     •     Ask for assistance from nearby people

     •     Stay on the line with Public Safety until Emergency Personnel arrive

     •     Get a description of the people, including approximate height, weight, color and attire

     •     Stay with the victim(s) until Emergency Personnel arrive
                           WEAPONS SITUATION
If you are being threatened try to remain calm and move to a safe location.

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.

If you see an intruder with a weapon:
     •   Evacuate if you can do so safely and the intruder will not be able to see you

           •   Account for all students/staff/visitors

           •   Report information to Emergency Personnel

           •   Allow only Emergency Personnel into the building

     •   If you cannot safely evacuate:

           •   Secure all doors and windows, close blinds

           •   Account for all students/staff/visitors

           •   Hold in place until instructed otherwise
                           SUSPICIOUS PERSON
A suspicious person is defined as anyone on the grounds or in the building who
   does not seem to be of college age, looks out of place, or appears to pose a
   potential safety threat.



If you deem it safe, greet the person and offer help.

If you deem it unsafe:
     •   Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line

     •   Monitor the direction the suspicious person is heading

     •   Make a mental note of the person’s description, including approximate height,
         weight, color and attire
                        THREATENING BEHAVIOR

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line.
Be prepared to give as much information as possible, description of person(s) involved,
     where they are, what is going on, what you think the extent of the threat is.
Assure the safety of other students/staff/visitors.
Assess your role – is it safe to get involved or not ?
If you deem that it is safe to get involved:
     •   Remove all bystanders

     •   Try to remain calm, speak in a slow, calm voice

     •   Do not threaten or try to physically restrain the threatening person

     •   Do not threaten legal action

     •   Do not laugh or joke with the threatening person

     •   Keep track of the threatening person’s location until Emergency Personnel arrive

     •   Take steps necessary to bring the situation under control
If you deem that it is unsafe to get involved:
     –   Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 on a cell phone or land line
     –   Stay on the line with the Public Safety until Emergency Personnel arrive
                                 BOMB THREAT
Take all bomb threats seriously
Use bomb threat checklist
Keep caller on the line as long as possible
Do not transfer call
Do not interrupt the caller
Immediately after hanging-up call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell
     or land line
Do not touch or approach unusual or suspicious objects
Follow the specific directions of the Bomb Squad or the Police
Provide information about objects and articles in the area
If there is any indication of imminent danger such as a suspicious object, etc., evacuate the
     area immediately after notifying the Public Safety Office
While awaiting further instructions from the Public Safety Director, assign all available staff
     to search the floor for suspicious objects
If any objects are found, DO NOT TOUCH – evacuate immediately and once out of the
     area notify Public Safety
SEE EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS
                            MEDICAL
                      MEDICAL EMERGENCY

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and be
prepared to give as much information about the emergency as possible

If victim is conscious, obtain information about the injury or medical history
Stay with the victim(s) until Emergency Personnel arrive
Maintain safety until help arrives
Do not attempt to move an injured person
Keep other people away from the scene
Avoid physical contact with blood or other body fluids
If exposed to body fluids wash affected area with soap and water as soon as
possible and report your exposure to Emergency Personnel
                       SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line
and be prepared to give as much information about the emergency as
possible
Ensure that the person is not left alone
Stay with the person until Emergency Personnel arrive
Keep other people away from the scene
Do not handle weapons, containers or other possible evidence
                 MENTAL HEALTH SITUATION

If a member of the Baruch Community is experiencing a psychological crisis
during normal business hours, the first response should be to call the Office of
Public Safety (3333) to alert them of the situation and the need to take the
individual to the Counseling Center for evaluation.

If the individual is unwilling to go to the center and deteriorates such that they are
apparently not responsible for their actions or constitute a threat to themselves or
others, campus police officers should call the 911 emergency hotline.

Once the call has been made to 911 and campus police officers are controlling the
scene, all non-essential personnel should leave the area and return to their normal
duties unless otherwise instructed by police officers.

Before Emergency Personnel arrive, make every effort to determine the person’s
identity and status as staff or student.

If the individual is a student, contact the Office of the Dean of Students (646-312-
4570) to advise them of the individual’s condition and circumstances.

If the individual is a staff or faculty member, contact the Office of Human
Resources (646-660-6590) to advise them of the individual’s condition and
circumstances.

If the individual’s condition and circumstances.
                       BLOOD PRECAUTIONS

Treat all blood or bodily fluids as potentially infectious
Provide medical treatment only if you have been trained to do so
If available, use gloves, mouthpieces, or other personal protective
equipment
Help an injured person in ways that do not expose you to blood
If exposed:
    •   Wash cuts or punctures with soap and water
    •   Flush splashes to the nose, mouth, or skin with water
    •   Irrigate eyes with clean water, saline, or sterile irrigants
    •   If possible, remember or record the source individual(s)
    •   Report the exposure to responding Emergency Peronnel
     GENERAL INFORMATION
                           FIRE/FIRE ALARM
If a fire is discovered, pull the building fire alarm and evacuate (see evacuation for
instructions). The bright red pull boxes usually are located adjacent to fire exit
stairs or elevator banks.

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or 911 by cell or land line and give
the following information
--- Condition (fire, smoke, etc.), specific location (building address, floor and area
on the floor) and your name and location.

Remain at that location to direct Public Safety personnel, Floor Warden(s),
Searchers or Fire Department, unless your safety is in jeopardy.

Close all doors on the floor and use the fire extinguisher to contain or extinguish
the fire only if the fire is small.

Never let the fire get between you and an exit.
When you hear the fire alarm, remain calm and evacuate immediately to the
nearest stairwell and await further instructions.
If necessary, exit through the nearest fire exit using all available doors and exit the
building.
                 FIRE/FIRE ALARM: (continued)
Assist those needing special help.
Do not stop for belongings.
Never use an elevator during an evacuation.
Faculty members --- if a fire or smoke condition exists while you are conducting a class,
direct the students to the nearest Fire Exit.
Faculty/Staff members will assist the Fire Wardens in the evacuation of students by
directing them to the nearest Fire Exit.
Fire Wardens have specific duties to ascertain the location of the fire, report it to the NY
Fire Department [(9-911)] and Public Safety (3333), direct the evacuation, keep the Fire
Command Station informed of the evacuation procedures. The most critical areas for
immediate evacuation are the fire floor and the floor immediately above, evacuate two
or more levels below the fire floor (the complete evacuation of the building is not
always necessary and congestion in the stairways can often cause more injuries than a
fire).
Searchers should monitor the entire floor for stragglers, paying special attention to
lavatories.
Report missing students and unattached students to Emergency Personnel.
Report injuries and damage to Emergency Personnel.
Wait at the assembly area until further instructed.
Fire officials are fully in charge and will determine when re-entry is possible.
                          SEVERE WEATHER

Remain calm

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at
646-660-3333 or 646-312-3333 if you have an emergency situation to report.

Stay away from windows.

Depending on the situation, evacuate or remain in place.

If you stay indoors; take cover under desks and tables, against inside walls, under
doorways or in interior hallways if necessary.

Attend to other safety issues as they arise.
                                     POWER OUTAGE

Shut off switches to as many electrical items as possible before leaving.
This includes lights, appliances, room air conditioners, heaters, televisions, etc.
This will assist in restoring electricity when the system comes back on-line.
Secure any hazardous materials or processes.

Use clear, safe escape routes and exits and proceed to the nearest outside safe assembly location shown on
the evacuation map or to a location ordered by University officials or emergency response personnel.

Help persons in darkened work areas move to safety. Where applicable, assist other persons requiring
evacuation assistance to get to designated areas for evacuation assistance.
Unless imminent life-threatening conditions exist or otherwise directed by University officials,
transporting of these individuals up or down stairwells shall be avoided, but shall be carried out by trained
or emergency personnel only.

All personnel should report to lobby of Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Ave.).
Building has emergency power throughout and there are bathroom facilities that can be used.

While evacuation is taking place, elevators in all buildings will be checked by building engineers for
trapped personnel.

Do not return to an evacuated building until directed by University officials. Department Heads and
designated Building Coordinators shall await further instructions via available telephone or radio
communications. If the outage occurs at the end of the workday, directions may be received that
personnel may leave the University.
                 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILL

Call Public Safety on a campus phone at 3333 or on a cell phone or land line at 646-660-
     3333 or 646-312-3333.
Report materials leaking or odors – describe amount, color, odor, etc.
Call B&G at 646-660-6630to report the spill.
Avoid contact with materials.
If someone is incapacitated because of hazardous material exposure, DO NOT go into
     affected area to help.
You may become the next victim.
Remove unaffected people from the area.
Stay upwind from the affected area
Evacuate if you can do so safely
 If you evacuate stay upwind from affected area
 Account for all students/staff/visitors
 Report information to Emergency Personnel
 Allow only Emergency Personnel into the building
            EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
            EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM MEMBERS
                       October 2007
 Kathleen Waldron
 Johanna D’Aleo
 Robert (Jim) Lloyd
 Henry Mclaughlin
 Elizabeth Robinson
 James McCarthy
 Ben Corpus
 Carol Abrams
 Martin Gill
 Mary Gorman-Hetherington
Secondary Notifications
 Phyllis Bagley
 John Dugan
 Arthur Downing
 David Garlock
                     EVACUATION
                    EVACUATION - GENERAL

Evacuation – for when conditions outside are safer than inside
    •   Take the closest and safest way out
    •   Use secondary route if primary one is blocked or hazardous
    •   If the emergency is a gas leak or a hazardous material spill, take the route
        that will keep you upwind of the problem area
    •   Assist those needing special assistance
    •   Do not stop for belongings
    •   Go the the designated Emergency Assembly Point
    •   Do not walk on roads to avoid responding emergency vehicles
    •   Check for injuries – report injuries to Emergency Personnel
    •   Take attendance – report it to Emergency Personnel
    •   Remain at the assembly area in case Emergency Personnel need more
        information or need to ask questions – especially if there are missing
        persons
    •   Wait for further instructions
                    BOMB THREAT CHECKLIST
QUESTIONS TO ASK                                    CALLER’S VOICE
1.       When is the bomb going to explode?         ___calm                ___nasal
2.       Where is it right now?                     ___angry               ___stutter
3.       What does it look like?                    ___excited             ___lisp
                                                    ___slow                ___raspy
4.       What kind of bomb is it?
                                                    ___slurred             ___deep
5.       What will cause it to explode?
                                                    ___soft                ___rapid
6.       Did you place the bomb?                    ___loud                ___accent
7.       Why?                                       ___laughter            ___crying
8.       What is your address?                      ___normal
9.       What is your name?                         ___distinct
                                                    ___familiar
EXACT WORDING OF THE THREAT                         ___whispered
Sex of caller_____ Race_______________              ___clearing throat
                                                    ___deep breathing
Age______ Length of Call_____________
                                                    ___cracking voice
Number at which call received__________
Time___________ Date_______________
If the voice is familiar, whom did it sound like?   BACKGROUND SOUNDS
                                                    ___street              ___factory
                                                    ___voices              ___clear
REPORT CALL IMMEDIATELY                             ___music               ___static
CALL 911                                            ___motor               ___local
                                                    ___crockery
Date:_______________________________                ___PA system
Name:______________________________                 ___house noises
Position:____________________________               ___office machinery
Phone Number:_______________________                ___animal noises
                                                    ___factory machinery
                                                    ___long distance
THREAT LANGUAGE                                     ___booth
___well spoken (educated) ___incoherent             ___cellular phone
___foul            ___taped                         ___other
___message read by threat maker

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