Emergency Procedures


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Apartments

In Case Of Fire In Your Apartment:

  1. Call 9-911 for emergency and then your phase manager or hall director to alert them.
  2. Use a fire extinguisher to extinguish flames. If Fire is out of your control:
  • Evacuate apartment as soon as possible
  • Notify apartments on both sides of your apartment and below or above you.
  • Leave the area. 
  • Notify Campus Police of where you are.

In Case Of Full Phase Evacuation:

  1. Don't worry about your belongings - leave immediately, on foot. 
  2. Make sure everyone is out of your apartment. 
  3. Close and lock the door behind you. 
  4. Meet at the Gaylord University Center on the OC campus.

Tornado:

  1. Stay alert and informed during a tornado watch.
  2. Take shelter during a tornado warning (news advisories or sirens).
  3. Seek the lowest level (second floor, move to nearest lower level apartment that is available).
  4. Move to the most central room of the apartment (no windows, probably one of the bathrooms). 
  5. During a warning, take one of two positions - the preferred position is kneeling with your head
    between your knees facing the wall; the other is seated on the floor with your back to the wall.
    In either position, you should be as low as possible to reduce potential for injury from glass or
    flying debris.
  6. Take cover under a mattress or other padded covering. 
  7. Do not open exterior doors.

Residence Halls

In Case of a Fire At Night:

  1. Leave your room immediately through the nearest exit and go to the designated meeting point. (Varies by hall due to safety concerns)
  2. Once you are outside and at the designated point, wait for your housing staff. They will let you know when to enter.

In Case of a Fire During the Day:

  1. Leave your room immediately through the nearest exit and go to the designated meeting point. (Varies by hall due to safety concerns)
  2. Contact OC Campus Police (405.425.5500) and inform them of the situation.
  3. Once you are outside and at the designated point, wait for your housing staff. They will let you know when to enter.

In Case of a Tornado:

  1. Go to your bathroom and wait for further instructions.
  2. If time permits and you live on the second floor go to a room on the first floor and stay in the
    bathroom.

In All Emergencies:

  • GAYLORD UNIVERSITY CENTER - #1 INFORMATION POST 
  • NOWLIN CENTER - #2 INFORMATION POST
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