Ambulance: 9-911 Fire Department: 9-911
MUW Police: 662-241-7777 MUW Facilities: 662-329-7396
Emergency Operations Media Relations/Authorized Spokesperson Smoke/Fire Tornado/Severe Weather Workplace Violence/Individual with Weapon/Active Shooter/Hostage Bomb Threat Suspicious Mail or Packages Demonstrations/Disorderly Gatherings Earthquake Evacuating Campus Buildings Facility/Building Emergencies
Follow these procedures for the conditions described. Depending on circumstances, changes in the procedures may be announced by the university’s Incident Commander or the President. The Incident Commander is the Senior Vice President for Administration/CFO or designee in most situations.
Primary Emergency Procedures
Accurate information can mean life or death in an emergency. The university designates a single spokesperson to release timely facts as they are verified. Inaccurate information can cause confusion and potential harm to others.
TORNADO WATCH Conditions are favorable for tornadoes to develop. Remain alert. Monitor conditions.
TORNADO WARNING A tornado has been sighted or indicated by radar. Emergency procedures will begin.
EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION CHANNELS
TESTING TORNADO ALERT SYSTEMS
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE/INDIVIDUAL WITH A WEAPON
If you have observed a hostage taken:
If you are part of the hostage situation:
THREAT RECEIVED BY PHONE AT AN OFFICE
THREATS RECEIVED BY MAIL OR E-MAIL
BOMB THREAT INFORMATION CHECKLIST
QUESTIONS TO ASK
When is the bomb to explode?
Where is the bomb right now?
What does it look like?
What kind of bomb is it?
What will cause it to explode?
Did you place the bomb?
What is your address?
What is your name?
Did the voice sound like someone?
Gender of caller __________
Length of call __________
If you receive a suspicious piece of mail or package on campus:
Not all demonstrations are unlawful. They may be permissible if they: --Do not disrupt classwork or involve substantial disorder to campus --Do not invade the rights of others
If a demonstration interferes with normal campus activities or is disruptive:
While unlikely, there is a remote possibility of an earthquake in the region. If an earthquake occurs:
CLASSROOM OR OFFICE
IN ALL SITUATIONS
WHEN DO YOU EVACUATE? --When the fire alarm is sounded --When emergency or law enforcement personnel direct evacuation --When the Incident Commander/administrative personnel determine the need for evacuation
WHAT IS THE EVACUATION PROCEDURE?
ONCE OUTSIDE, WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?
PERSON STUCK IN ELEVATOR
For Emergencies Dial 911
McDevitt Hall Phone: (662) 241-7777Fax: (662) 241-68821100 College StreetMUW-459Columbus, MS 39701
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439