Emergency Procedures

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to call JCSU Campus Police for all emergencies or for more information about emergency procedures.

JCSU Campus Police:  (704) 378-1003 or 1004

EMERGENCY TONE / VOICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Seek shelter in the nearest building and look for information via text message, email, cellular phone, JCSU website or other established source. You may hear a voice announcement providing brief instructions along with the audible tone.

  • Remain indoors until further notice.
  • Close windows and doors.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Assist others around you.
  • Do not call JCSU Campus Police or 911.
  • The audible tone will signal all clear when the emergency is over.

TORNADO / SEVERE WEATHER

  • Stay indoors, away from windows and large unsupported ceilings.
  • If outside, take shelter inside the nearest building.
  • After the storm, report any injuries or damage to buildings.
  • If the building is damaged severely, evacuate as soon as possible after the storm.

BUILDING EVACUATION PROCEDURES

  • Follow the instructions of law enforcement or other authorities.
  • Take personal items (identification, keys, wallet, medications, cellphone, etc.).
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Use the nearest exit or an alternative exit if the nearest exit is blocked.
  • Assist persons with disabilities.
  • Account for others.

Note: Building evacuation is mandatory when the fire alarm is activated.

SHELTER IN PLACE

You may be safer where you are. Do not attempt to leave if you do not have a safe escape route.

  • Remain calm and keep quiet.
  • Turn off audio/video equipment.
  • Follow instructions of law enforcement or other authorities.

FIRE

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Evacuate, accounting for all occupants; avoid using elevators.
  • Call JCSU Campus Police (x1003 or x1004).
  • If forced to travel through smoke, stay low, using a shirt or jacket as a filter.
  • Do not enter the building until emergency personnel authorize re-entry.

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL

  • Halt equipment or processes containing hazardous materials.
  • Evacuate area.
  • Remove contaminated clothing immediately.
  • Flush any point of bodily contact with water for at least 15 min.
  • Report location, type of spill, amount of material involved.
  • Report any injuries, reactions, persons in contact with substance.

BOMB THREAT

  • Remain calm.
  • Get as much information as possible from the caller (description of the explosive, location of the explosive, time it was placed, etc.).
  • Note the time of the call and characteristics of the caller (voice, speech patterns, etc.).
  • Call JCSU Campus Police immediately (x1003 or x1004).
  • Do not handle, move or touch suspicious items.
  • Move to safe location and wait for police.
  • Follow building evacuation procedures when instructed to do so.

SUSPICIOUS PERSON

  • Never let anyone into a locked building or office.
  • Do not confront the person.
  • Do not block the person’s exit.
  • Call JCSU Campus Police (x 1003 or x 1004) and provide as much information as possible (location of person, description of person, where the person was going, etc.).

WEAPONS / VIOLENT INCIDENT

Consider escaping if you know the location of the assailant and have a safe escape route.

If it is safe to escape:

  • Move quickly and quietly.
  • Do not run in a straight line.
  • Warn others.
  • Call JCSU Campus Police (x1003 or x1004).

 If it is unsafe to escape:

  • Remain calm.
  • Take no action to intervene.
  • Seek refuge in an area that can be locked from within if possible; do not remain in the open.
  • Lock and barricade doors; lock windows, close blinds and stay away from windows.
  • Turn off lights and audio/video equipment.
  • Hide quietly and remain hidden in the room.
  • Obey all law enforcement commands.