What to do in an Emergency

In the event of an EMERGENCY call 911 for Police, Fire or Ambulance or call Campus Security at (902)578-2316.

Medical Emergency

  • Call 911. Give your name, location, and telephone number.  Give as much information as possible about the situation.
  • Unless there is imminent danger, do not move any injured/ill person until emergency personnel have arrived.
  • Someone should stay with the injured/ill person while another person escorts emergency responders to the scene.
  • Keep the injured/ill person as calm and comfortable as possible.
  • If necessary, administer First Aid.
  • All injuries or accidents must be reported to the Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

Fire

  • Call 911 and give your name, and location of fire.
  • If you suspect, or discover a fire, evacuate the area. Close the door to the room where the fire is located and immediately sound the building fire alarm.
  • Proceed to the assigned Emergency Evacuation Area.
  • DO NOT USE AN ELEVATOR. Use the stairs to reach ground level.  Follow the Fire Warden’s instructions.
  • Once outside, move to the nearest Emergency Assembly Area and out of the way of emergency personnel.
  • Notify either Campus Security or Regional Fire and Emergency Services if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the building.

DO NOT return to the building until an Official Message is received from CBU Alert/Alertus stating ALL CLEAR

Evacuation

An evacuation is a precaution in which everyone leaves the threatened area and goes to the safest and closest Emergency Assembly Area.

An Official Message will be sent via CBU Alert & Alertus instructing the Campus Community to EVACUATE

  • Evacuate building through the nearest exit: use stairs – DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
  • Close all doors along your exit route
  • If directed by wardens, follow their instructions
  • Move away from the building and proceed to the Emergency Assembly Area
  • If you have information regarding the emergency, call 911 from a safe location

DO NOT return to the building until an Official Message is received from CBU Alert/Alertus stating ALL CLEAR

Hold and Secure

A Hold & Secure is used when it is desirable to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside and near to the campus.

An Official Message will be sent via CBU Alert & Alertus instructing the Campus Community to HOLD & SECURE

  • Staff/Faculty/Campus Security Officers will instruct students not to leave the building
  • Lock/barricade classroom doors/office doors
  • Be quiet, turn down lights
  • Silence phones- do not send out messages via Social Media

Remain on Hold & Secure until an Official Message is received from CBU Alert/Alertus stating ALL CLEAR

Lockdown

A Lockdown involves a series of measures that are intended to minimize risk to faculty, staff and students until emergency responders are able to take control of the situation. If an emergency involves an active assailant, people in the threatened area may be instructed to Lockdown.

An Official Message will be sent via CBU Alert & Alertus instructing the Campus Community to LOCKDOWN

  • Lock and barricade your hiding place
  • Turn off lights, close blinds
  • Stay out of the active assailant’s view
  • Silence your cell phone
  • Remain calm and quiet
  • Do not respond to anyone at the door
  • If the fire alarm sounds, do not leave your hiding place

Remain on Lockdown until  an Official message is received from CBU Alert/Alertus stating ALL CLEAR