Emergency Procedures Guide - Indiana University South Bend

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Medical Emergencies
This brochure is intended to be a quick reference for
basic information on different types of emergencies.
It meets many, but not all, requirements of the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Environmental Protection Agency, and National Fire
Protection Association.
Do not move a seriously injured person unless they are
in a life threatening situation. Call 911 immediately.
Once emergency assistance is secured, then call
campus police at 520-4239.
In the event of any emergency call 911 to report
the situation. Then call IU South Bend Police at:
Location & Phone # ________________________
To assist you in reporting locations to the police and
fire departments, the following are street addresses
for IU facilities:
A first aid kit is located _____________________
Building Addresses:
located at ________________________________
Civil Rights Heritage Center
Parking Garage
Wiekamp Hall
Administration Building
Elkhart Center
Education & Arts Building
Fine Arts
Schurz Library
Riverside Hall
Northside Hall
Purdue Building
IU South Bend
Student Activities Center
River Crossing Apartments
House Sculpture
1040 W. Washington St.
1850 Mishawaka Ave.
1800 Mishawaka Ave.
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
125 E. Franklin St.
1002 S. Esther St.
1717 Ruskin St.
1750 Hildreth St.
1960 Northside Blvd.
1825 Northside Blvd.
1733 Northside Blvd.
2002 20th
941 20th St.
1735 Titan Drive
E. Wayne St. East.
If further information is required to assess any
emergency listed in this handout visit www.iusb.
Information blanks are provided in several sections
and should be filled in immediately. Once the blanks
are filled in and procedures reviewed, the brochure
should be kept in a readily accessible location,
preferably near the telephone.
How To Contact Us
Revised July
2013 2016
List persons in your area who are trained in first aid or
For more information about any safety or security
issue visit www.iusb.edu/police or call the IU South
Bend campus police department business office at
520-4499. (8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F)
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is
Tornado/Severe Thunderstorm
Tornado Watch
Tornado and severe thunderstorms are possible.
Continue normal activities but designate someone to
monitor the situation and notify others in the building
if storm conditions become threatening to your safety
or the safety of others in your building or area.
Tornado Warning
In the event you are located in a “Tornado Warning” area:
Seek shelter immediately. If in a university building, go
to the safe area immediately. Remain in the safe area
until the “all clear” is given. If in a vehicle, get out and
seek shelter in a sturdy building. If a building is not
available, a depression such as a ditch or ravine offers
some protection.
Call 911 to report emergencies. Call campus police at
520-4239 to report damage or minor injuries.
Your Safe Area Location(s):
Bomb Threat/Suspicious Package
Bomb Threat by Phone
The person receiving the telephone call should
remain calm and listen carefully. Immediately call the
campus police department at 4239. Provide as much
information as possible.
Questions to Ask:
When is the bomb going to explode?
Where is it right now?
What building? What floor?
What does it look like? What kind of bomb is it?
What will cause it to explode?
Did you place the bomb? Why?
What is your address? What is your name?
Is the caller’s voice calm, excited, rapid, etc.?
Suspect Information:
Are there background sounds such as, street noises, car
sounds, restaurant noises, voices, etc.?
Number at which call is received:
Name of call taker:
Suspicious Package
If a suspicious package or device is found, immediately
notify campus police at 4239. Do not touch or handle
suspicious items. A university administrator will be
responsible for ordering the evacuation of any building.
Bomb Threat in Writing
If a bomb threat is received by written communication,
immediately notify campus police at 4239. Do not
handle the communication and give the document to
Hazardous Materials Release
If there is a hazardous materials spill or release:
Notify persons in the area that a spill or release
has occurred. In case of bodily contact with the
hazardous material, remove any contaminated clothing
immediately and flush all areas of bodily contact with
large amounts of water for 15 minutes.
For medical assistance call 911. Call campus police
at 4239 to report the incident and receive further
Upon discovering a fire or smoke in the building: Shout
“FIRE!” and alert people in the area to evacuate. Activate
the nearest fire alarm. After sounding the alarm, leave
the building through stairway exits. Close doors as you
leave. The alarm may not sound continuously. If the
alarm stops, continue the evacuation. Once outside,
move away from the building, leaving walks and drives
open for arriving firefighters. Proceed to a prearranged
safe area to take roll call.
Your Safe Area Location(s):
During an Earthquake:
If you are indoors, stay there. Get under a desk or
table. Stay clear of windows, bookcases, and mirrors.
If possible, extinguish any open flames or sources of
ignition immediately. Do not use elevators.
If you are outside, get into an open area away from
trees, buildings, walls, and power lines. If driving, pull
over to the side of the road and stop. Avoid overpasses
and power lines. Stay inside the vehicle until the quake
is over.
with disabilities if emergency evacuation becomes
necessary. Persons with mobility limitations should
go to the designated disabled evacuation point. The
evacuation points are labeled on the emergency
evacuation maps located in each building.Remain at
the evacuation point until an all-clear is given, or until
emergency personnel arrive. Emergency personnel
will respond to disabled evacuation locations should
evacuation be necessary.
Criminal Activity/Assaults
If you observe a crime in progress or you are the victim
call 911 immediately. Report as much information as
possible including:
Suspect’s description: height, weight, sex, clothing
Location: Direction of travel
Vehicle: color, year, make, model, license
If you are assaulted: description of assailant, if items
were stolen, and any other information listed above
that relate to the crime.
If you are sexually assaulted, call 911: preserve all
physical evidence, do not take a shower or use the
restroom, and seek medical attention.
For additional Information visit:
After an Earthquake:
Check for injuries. Do not move seriously injured
individuals unless they are in immediate danger. If
you suspect or know that someone is trapped in the
building, call 911.
If gas and water leaks, broken electrical wiring, broken
sewage lines, building cracks or damage are noted,
exit the building immediately. Do not touch electrical
switches in the area. Call campus police at 4239 for
Evacuation of Persons with
Prior to any emergency situation, individuals with
impairment should develop an escort system in
their daily environment. Escorts can assist individuals
Safety Guidelines for Armed Subjects,
Active Shooter Situations
An active shooter is a person who appears to be
actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people
in a populated area.
In general, how you respond to an active shooter
will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the
encounter, bearing in mind there could be more than
one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find
yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to
remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan
a strategy for survival.
If a safe path is available, run. Always try and
escape or evacuate even if others insist on staying.
Encourage others to leave with you but don’t let
the indecision of others slow down your own effort
to escape. Once you are out of the line of fire, try to
prevent others from walking into the danger zone
and call 9-1-1
If you can’t get out safely, find a place to hide. When
hiding, turn out lights, remember to lock doors and
silence your ringer and vibration mode on your cell
As a last resort, working together or alone, act with
aggression, use improvised weapons to disarm the
shooter. Commit to taking the shooter down.
What to expect from responding police officers:
Police officers are trained to proceed immediately
to the area where shots were last heard and stop
the shooting as quickly as possible. Officers may be
wearing tactical gear. Regardless of how they look,
remain calm. The first officers to respond will not
stop to aid injured people. Other teams will help
them. Comply with all directives given by police.
Police will not usually allow anyone to leave until the
situation is fully under control and witnesses have
been identified and questioned.

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