Emergencies

For any Emergency: Call 911

What to Do

Evacuation Procedures – Fire

  • Activate the alarm
  • When the fire alarm is activated, evacuation is mandatory
  • Call for help – dial 911
  • Evacuate at the nearest exit
  • Evacuate immediately
  • Evacuate to an area that does not impede responders
  • If possible, assist persons with disabilities
  • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized by Public Safety officials.

Shelter in Place – Tornado Warning

  • If the “All Hazards” sirens are activated or you are notified of a warning, immediately seek shelter in the nearest facility.
  • Proceed to the lowest level of the building you are in. If a basement is not available, seek an interior hallway or small interior room on the lowest level, away from windows and doorways.
  • “All Clear” will be announced over the local TV and radio stations or expiration of the initial National Weather Service warning.

Shelter in Place – Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

  • If advised to shelter for a HAZMAT incident, immediately seek shelter in the neatest facility.
  • Close and lock all windows, exterior doors, and any opening to the outside.
  • If possible, move to an interior room on an above-ground floor with the fewest windows and vents.
  • Do not leave the building until authorized by Public Safety officials.

Shelter in Place – Active Shooter

  • If advised to shelter for an active shooter incident, immediately seek shelter in the nearest facility.
  • If possible, lock or barricade yourself and others inside a room
  • Do not leave your area until authorized by Public Safety officials.

Non Emergency Phone Numbers

Georgetown Police Department: 502-863-7826

Georgetown Fire Department: 502-863-7833

Georgetown Dispatch Center: 502-683-7820

Campus Safety: 502-863-8111 or Ext. 8111

 

How You Will Be Notified

In the case of an emergency all efforts will be made to alert the campus community in the following ways:

  • All Hazards Emergency Warning sirens: ┬áShelter in Place
  • Fire Alarms: ┬áEvacuate the building
  • Email: An email may be sent to all people with a ‘georgetowncollege.edu’ address.
  • Text Messaging: Georgetown College faculty, staff, and students may sign up for the Text Alert System to receive an emergency notification text message.
  • Webpage: The homepage (www.georgetowncollege.edu) is the focal point for all campus-related┬áemergencies.
  • Local Media: The College works with the news media, radio, TV, newspapers, and internet, to help spread the word.
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