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Emergency Information

In the Event of a Utility Failure

If a major utility failure (such as a power outage) occurs during regular working hours remain calm and keep others calm. Major campus buildings are equipped with an emergency light system that will provide enough light in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. Have some flashlights available.

  1. If there is potential damage to the building, occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after hours, weekends, or holidays, notify the Police at 9-1-1.
  2. Notify your supervisor/dean and if necessary evacuate the building by walking to the nearest exit, alerting people as you go.
  3. Assist the disabled in exiting the building (see Assisting Students with Disabilities guidelines).
  4. Once outside, move to a clear area away from the affected building. Keep walkways clear for emergency vehicles.
  5. Do not return to a building until instructed to do so by Police officers or college staff.
  6. If a campuswide evacuation notice is given, evacuate the campus as per instructions in the Evacuation Procedures guideline.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding: Stop using all electrical equipment and vacate the areas. Notify Maintenance on 408.864.5438 or Police Dispatch at 650.949.7313. If the flooding is serious, phone 9-1-1.

Serious Gas Leak: Stop all operations, immediately vacate the area and call 9-1-1.

Ventilation: If you smell smoke or burning call 9-1-1.



Emergency Web site
Contact: Pippa Gibson
Phone: 408.864.8936
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Last Updated: 1/27/12