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.

Phone Numbers

Police, Fire, Medical Emergency -------------------------------911
UM-Flint Department of Public Safety ----------------------- (810) 762-3333 (non-emergency)
Flint Police Department ---------------------------------------911 or (810)  237-6870 (off-campus complaints) 
Flint Fire Department -----------------------------------------911 (emergency)

Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness:
Women's Educational Center --------------------------------(810) 237-6648 
Y.W.C.A. --------------------------------------------------------(810) 238-SAFE
UM-Ann Arbor Crisis Line -----------------------------------1-734-936-3333

Note: Dialing 911 from an university phone will connect you with the Department of Public Safety. Dialing 911 from a cell telephone will connect you with Genesee County Central Dispatch or the Flint Police Department. "University phone" does not refer to all phones within the confines of the University of Michigan-Flint. It refers only to those phones that are connected to the university's central telephone network. University phones do not require the dialing of the first two digits for calls made within the university, and do require dialing "nine" prior to making a call to a location outside of the university. Emergency telephones are described in more detail.

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 or by 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 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 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.