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WNMU Campus Police

In case of emergency, follow these steps to ensure your safety.

Emergency survival guide

Medical Emergency

• Call 911.

• Do not approach the patient unless it is safe to do so.

• Send someone to meet and direct emergency

  responders.

• Do not move the patient unless absolutely

  necessary.

• Do not take seriously ill or injured persons to the

WNMU Student Health Services.

• Provide first aid if trained and if it is safe to do so.

Shooting

• Leave the area as quickly as possible.

• Watch and listen for the suspect to stop shooting

and reload.

• Take cover, hide or play dead if you can’t escape.

• Take shelter in a secure area with:

– At least 2 exits.

– Doors that can be locked to prevent access.

– Telephone.

• Turn cell phone to vibrate.

• Look for chances to escape.

• Call 911.

Evacuation

• Stay calm. Do not rush or panic.

• Safely stop your work.

• Gather your personal belongings if safe to do so.

• Proceed to the nearest exit.

• Do not use elevators.

• Proceed to the designated meeting point.

• Wait for instructions from emergency responders.

• Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do

  so by emergency responders.

Fire

If you discover a fire:

• Evacuate the immediate area.

• Activate the nearest fire alarm.

• Call 911 if safe to do so. Otherwise, evacuate

  the building and call 911 from outside.

  If you hear a fire alarm:

• Evacuate as soon as the alarm sounds.

• Do not open doors if they are hot.

• Use stairs only. Do not use elevators.

• Proceed to the designated meeting point.

• Do not re-enter the building instructed to do so

  by emergency responders.

Criminal Activity

Immediately call 911 from a safe location if you are

the victim of or witness to:

• Assault.

• Verbal or other threat of bodily harm.

• Suspicious activity or suspicious packages/items.

• Crimes in progress.

• Weapons violations.

• Activities presenting a serious risk to the

  individual or others.

  Do not confront the suspect or block their exit.

Hazardous Materials Spill

• Evacuate the affected area.

• Call 911.

• Provide the dispatcher information on the material

  type, quantity and specific location of the spill.

• Stay in a safe location to provide information to

  emergency responders.

  To get more information during or after an emergency:

• Call 575-388-8840

• Tune your radio to your local radio station

• Visit the campus home page

  


Western New Mexico University
PO Box 680  Silver City, NM 88062
Phone: 575-538-6011

 

 

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