In Case of Emergency

Fire in a Residence Hall

Fire Alarm
  • If you discover a fire, pull the fire alarm and exit the building.
  • If you hear the fire alarm, immediately evacuate your residence hall room via the nearest fire exit if you can do so safely.
  • Keep a safe distance from the building.
  • Await further instructions from responding emergency personnel.
  • For further information, please review Fire Safety in the Residence Halls.

Fire in a Northwood Housing Unit

  • All residents should evacuate the unit.
  • From a safe location, call 911.
  • Notify residents in adjoining units if you can do so safely.
  • Stand by to direct emergency personnel to the unit.

Tornado Warning

  • Take cover. Go to interior corridors, an interior room, elevator lobby, or other interior space in the LOWER LEVELS of the building ONLY.
  • Stay away from windows.
  • Do NOT sound the fire alarm unless there is a fire.
  • Do NOT call the Department of Public Safety to check on the weather status or to ask questions that can wait until after the warning is over.
  • Notify the Department of Public Safety if you sight a tornado or if any other emergency arises.

Crime in Progress

  • Dial 911.
  • Follow the dispatcher's instructions.
  • Remain calm and be ready to provide information.

Medical Emergency

  • Dial 911.
  • State the nature of the problem.
  • State the specific location.
  • Stay on the line until DPS has all the necessary information.
  • Remain calm and be ready to provide any other information.

Bomb Threat

  • If you receive or hear word of a bomb threat, call 911 immediately.
  • Do NOT sound the fire alarm.
  • Follow the instructions of resident staff and security personnel.