What to do in an Emergency

Contacting Authorities

  • Campus Safety Office - 375-2310
  • Salem Police, Fire and Rescue - 911


  • Pull Fire Alarm and Call 911
  • Evacuate the building using closest exit.
  • Help others to evacuate.
  • Do not use elevators
  • Do not return to the building until all clear is given by Campus Safety or Fire Department.

Medical Emergency

  • Contact Campus Safety - extension 2310
  • Give name, location, describe emergency, and number of people injured
  • Stay on the phone.
  • Contact 911 if injury or illness appears immediately life threatening.
  • Stay on the phone

Severe Weather

  • Follow instructions received by Maroon Alert system.
  • Check e-mail, local media outlets, and RC web page for campus status.


Suspicious Person / Activity

  • Contact Campus Safety Immediately at extension 2310
  • Give description of suspicious person.
  • Give location or direction of travel of person.
  • Stay on the phone with Campus Safety staff.

Active Shooter

  • Contact 911 / Campus Safety - 2310
  • Follow instructions received by Maroon Alert.
  • You will be notified whether to seek safe shelter in place or to evacuate.

  • Things to consider in the event of an Active Shooter 
       (watch this video from the Homeland Security)

Seeking Safe Shelter in your classroom, office, or room - Securing the area.

  • Lock or barricade doors.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Close blinds / block windows.
  • Turn off radios, TVs, and computer monitors.
  • Keep occupants calm, quiet and out of sight.
  • Keep yourself out of sight and take adequate protection / cover i.e. desks, file cabinets, concrete walls.
  • Silence cell phone ringers

Un-Securing an Area

  • Consider risks before un-securing rooms.
  • Attempts to rescue people should only be attempted if it can be done without further endangering persons in a secure area.
  • If doubt exists for the safety of people inside a secure room, the area should remain secure.
  • Follow instructions of police, Campus Safety and first responders.

What to Report to Authorities

  • Your specific location - Building name and room number.
  • Number of people at your location.
  • Injuries - number of injured and types of injuries of people at your location.
  • Assailant(s)
    location and number of suspects.
    Gender / race / physical features
    Clothing description / backpack
    Types of weapons if known.
    Identity of shooter if known.