Emergency Procedures

The Department of Public Safety maintains a communications office, open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, at the visitor's entrance to the Mill Street Parking Deck. The administrative office is located in the Hubbard Building and is open Monday through Friday during regular office hours. The department patrols campus buildings, parking lots, ramps, and all other campus grounds. Patrols are conducted by officers on foot, in motor vehicles, or by electric carts. The patrols are supplemented by closed circuit television cameras strategically located throughout campus. Patrols of the campus are conducted 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

The department maintains security and police employees on the staff. The security employees assist with the many service functions of the department and the prevention of crime through patrols and preventive techniques. The police employees are deputized as sworn, certified police officers who enforce laws and make arrests when a situation calls for such action.

Emergency Guidelines

The purpose of this emergency plan is to indicate to building occupants the actions that must be taken to prepare for and respond to emergency situations that may occur at the University of Michigan-Flint. The detailed Emergency Response Plan for the University of Michigan-Flint can be found at the Environmental, Health and Safety Department Webpage.

There are generally three types of emergencies. Those that require one to evacuate, those that require one to seek protective shelter, and those that require medical attention. Some examples of emergencies that may require one to evacuate or take shelter include fire; tornado/severe weather; or radiation, biological, or chemical spill.

The following systems are used to warn or notify building occupants of an emergency:

  • Public address system
  • Fire alarm
  • Notification in person, by SMS/text or telephone

If you discover an emergency condition that requires immediate attention (fire, serious injury, chemical spill, etc.) immediately call the Department of Public Safety at 911 or (810) 762-3333 from any campus telephone and provide the following information:

  • Your name, location, and telephone number
  • Describe the emergency situation, location, and actions already taken
  • Report the extent of the injuries

Evacuation
Building occupants will stop all activities when the fire alarm sounds or when instructed by Public Safety to evacuate and do the following:

  • Remain calm and do not run or panic
  • Gather in groups of 3-4 people and evacuate using the "buddy system" as directed by your instructor or supervisor
  • Promptly move to the nearest exit and assemble outside of the designated area
  • Identify unaccounted individuals and report their names to your instructor or supervisor
  • Wait for the "ALL CLEAR" signal to be given by Public Safety before re-entering the building

Shelter:
Building occupants will stop all activities when instructed by Public Safety to go to a protective shelter and do the following:

  • Remain calm and do not run or panic
  • Gather in groups of 3-4 people and use the "buddy system" as directed by your instructor or supervisor
  • Promptly move to the nearest protective shelter in your building or to area where designated to go
  • Identify unaccounted individuals and report their names to your instructor or supervisor
  • Wait for the "ALL CLEAR" signal to be given by Public Safety before re-entering your building

Medical:
Medical emergencies must be reported to Public Safety. If you or someone else requires emergency medical care, call Public Safety and report the name, condition, and location of the injured person. Only individuals trained in first aid, CPR, or emergency medical procedures should respond directly to medical emergencies. Universal precautions should be followed at all times when there is potential exposure to bodily substances.

When returning to classrooms and work areas, be aware of hazards that may exist, such as broken glass, electrical wires, tripping hazards, chemical hazards, etc. Hazards should be reported to your instructor or supervisor, Public Safety, or Facilities Management. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS.

 

The UM-Flint Office of Accessibility Services (762-3456) provides a wide range of valuable services to individuals with qualifying disabilities that may require accommodations while at UM-Flint. Additionally, special assistance should be given to these individuals when evacuating or seeking protective shelter.

Visually impaired individuals may require assistance or guidance to the nearest shelter or assembly area. Hearing impaired individuals may not hear the alarm or announcement. They may require others to relay pertinent information in writing to them or act as their guide. Mobility impaired individuals may not be able to walk long distances or utilize stairs without some assistance. If the person is in a wheelchair, they may need assistance to a safe area with a telephone where Public Safety can be called to further coordinate their assistance to the assembly area. If you have a permanent or temporary disability, during an emergency immediately notify your instructor or the nearest UM-Flint staff person for assistance.  *Non-Descrimination Policy*