A. University personnel (faculty, staff, students, visitors) should follow the step-by-step Emergency Response Procedures listed herein to initially notify the Emergency Command Center at Public Safety of the nature of the emergency. You may do this by dialing or 570-577-1111. In the event of a condition which requires immediate police, fire company, or ambulance response, university personnel should dial 911 (Union County Communications Center) to advise the authorities of a situation requiring immediate response and then contact Public Safety at 570-577-1111 advising the Public Safety dispatcher of the same
B. The emergency number 570-577-1111 is to report emergencies only and to receive instructions from the Public Safety dispatcher. Do not remain on this line for any longer than required to describe the emergency and to receive instructions.
C. All non-emergency communications should be directed to 570-577-3333 and will also serve as the information/rumor hot line through which university members may acquire up-to-date information on the emergency and response without utilizing emergency telephone lines.
D. Refer to the Emergency Response Personnel and/or the emergency number listed herein for specific personnel and numbers if contact is required.
E. The Public Safety dispatchers (Command Center) will notify all University Emergency Response Personnel to begin the Emergency Disaster Response Plan.
F. In the event of a major emergency or disaster, the Director of Public Safety will coordinate a timely notification procedure for all members of the university and surrounding communities with the members of the Emergency Response Team through the Bucknell University radio station (FM-WVBU) or the Bucknell TV station, cable channel #41, and local media communications networks or through the Public Safety dispatch and the University telephone switchboard. 7
G. Do not discuss any details concerning a campus emergency with any news media personnel. All questions, communications or requests for information by news media for university personnel should be directed to the Director of Public Relations who will coordinate all dissemination of information at the university. We will designate a central information area for media inquiries (with a sign posted indicating such) at 217 Langone Center or at the scene of the emergency.