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Emergency Response Guide

Emergency Preparedness at Clarke University
(Revised August 2015)

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes can occur without warning at any time. Being physically and psychologically prepared to handle unexpected emergencies is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.

This emergency response guide has been developed to assist in minimizing the negative effects from such events. Please read this guide thoroughly BEFORE an emergency occurs.  Become acquainted with the contents.  You may want to print a copy of this guide and keep it available in your office or classroom for immediate reference. Place your building name, room #, supervisors name and necessary phone numbers on the front cover.

Click here to download the emergency response guide.

As the name implies, this is a guide and is not meant to be all encompassing, nor should it be used to circumvent university policies, procedures, or appropriate training.

Always be aware of your environment and note the following:

  • Location of exit stairwells
  • Location of fire extinguisher
  • Locations of emergency pull stations
  • Location of nearest safety shower and eyewash
  • Location of telephone

For guidelines on how to respond to a specific emergency situation, select a topic:

  • Active Armed Intruder 
  • Chemical Spills 
  • Earthquake 
  • Evacuation 
  • Fire 
  • Flooding 
  • Major Accidents 
  • Personal Threat or Assault 
  • Power Outage 
  • Severe Weather 
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