Listed below are recommended procedures for some types of emergencies. They are intended to be used as general guidelines and do not cover every conceivable situation. These procedures may be followed in sequence, unless conditions dictate otherwise.
Students, faculty or staff members may utilize any of the following numbers and/or methods to contact Campus Safety:
|Emergency from a cell phone||562-777-4000|
|Emergency from a campus phone||Dial Ext.5111|
|Non-Emergency from a cell phone||562-903-6000|
|Non-Emergency from campus phone||Dial 0 (zero)|
In the event of an earthquake:
IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
IF YOU ARE IN A VEHICLE DURING THE EARTHQUAKE
ONCE YOU HAVE EVACUATED
Call extension 5111, or 562-777-4000 from a mobile phone for emergency assistance. If you are unable to get through to either of those numbers dial 562-906-4587 and leave a message.
Leave all important information clearly and calmly. Be sure to include your name, call back number, location and the situation you are reporting. Remember to be as detailed as possible.
If you have evacuated, you should continue to stand by at your assembly point and wait for further instructions from Campus Safety or other emergency response personnel.
If you suspect an individual of carrying a weapon on campus, call 911 or contact Campus Safety at extension 5111 or (562) 777-4000 from a mobile phone.
|Startle and fear||Startle and fear|
|Recall what they have learned||Fall into disbelief|
|Prepare to act as rehearsed||Lost in denial|
|Commit to action||Descend into helplessness|
Bomb threats on campus shall be handled by the Department of Campus Safety, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and other applicable Emergency Response Team members. The decision to evacuate any Biola owned property will be made at the time of the incident.
Procedures for handling a bomb threat caller
If an individual receives a bomb threat call, he/she should immediately record the time and date the call was received the terminated. The person receiving the telephone call should attempt to gather some of the information listed below.
As soon as possible, call 9-1-1 or Campus Safety at extension 5111 or at (562) 777-4000 via a mobile phone.
Procedure if/when a suspicious package is found:
General Fire Safety Precautions:
Fire extinguishers are located throughout campus in many strategic locations., Learn to identify the extinguishers and find out where they are located in your area. In the event of a small fire that would not put your safety at risk, utilize the fire extinguisher if you are capable of doing so. If you decide to use a fire extinguisher, follow the instructions listed below on how to operate a fire extinguisher.
Learn how to P.A.S.S.
PULL - the pin or ring, or release the lock latch.
AIM - the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire.
SQUEEZE - or press the handle.
SWEEP - from side to side slowly at the base of the fire until it goes out.
If a serious injury or illness occurs, remain calm and proceed as follows:
NOTE: The Health Center staff may be available to respond to medical emergencies on campus Monday-Friday from 8am-1am during the academic school year. All Campus Safety Officers are trained on how to administer first aid, CPR and AED.
Students, Faculty, and Staff must take all statements or notes about suicidal thoughts seriously. If a person threatens to commit suicide on campus and has the means or a lethal weapon available, the following steps should be taken:
Generally, a flood emergency exists if floodwater is uncontrolled and flowing beyond the area where the source of water is normally contained or controlled. For example, a major flooding emergency would exists if the flood wall protecting the parking structures at parking lots R or S appear to be close to breaching.
Biola’s Facilities Planning, Facilities Services, and Campus Safety shall work in conjunction to forecast a major flooding. Resources and systems that may be used to forecast a major flooding includes but not limited to the following.
Reporting incidents of sudden flooding:
Calls concerning flooding or potential flooding may be received by the university’s Campus Safety Communications Division via extension 5111 from any campus extension,562-777-4000 from a cell phone, or from a “blue-light” emergency phone/call box. Callers will be asked to identify themselves and to provide the exact location of the flooding. The safety of the caller will be of utmost importance throughout the call.
Upon a major flood forecast:
In the event of an aircraft crash on campus, the following steps are recommended: