Emergency Procedures/Safety Plan

Campus Alert System

Emory & Henry offers a state-of-the-art notification system that is capable of sending notifications instantly and simultaneously to all registered wireless phones and email addresses. Registration is available at https://www.emoryhenry.edu/emergency-info/index.php. This is an opt-in program and you must register and download the AlertAware application in order to receive the alerts. This is the surest way to receive notifications critical to safety and wellbeing. In the event of a critical emergency, the campus siren will be activated. This is a signal to check your mobile phone or campus email for information. If you have questions regarding the Campus Alert System, please contact the Dean of Students Office. What to do in an Emergency


  • Activate the nearest fire alarm and CALL 911.
  • Everyone must leave immediately when a fire alarm is activated, even if there are no obvious signs of an emergency
  • Do not use the elevator.
  • Remain calm and assist others in safely getting out.
  • Confine the fire by closing all doors and windows if possible.
  • Follow directions given by emergency personnel and go to the location designated by your building coordinator.

Dangerous Person

  • Remain calm, do not engage the intruder.
  • A quick and quiet escape is suggested, if it can be done safely.
  • If attempting to escape, keep your hands elevated with open palms visible, especially if encountering law enforcement Follow all instructions given.
  • If you cannot safely exit the building, seek secure shelter.
  • Close and lock windows, lower blinds, remain out of sight, and turn off the lights.
  • Once secured, take cover behind concrete walls, thick desks, and filing cabinets that are away from windows and doors.
  • Remain quiet and turn off cell phone ringers.

Medical Emergency

  • If the person is seriously injured or non-responsive, CALL 911.
  • Give key information to the 911 operator (location/address, type of injury/illness ) and stay on the line until help arrives.
  • Ask others to assist (directing emergency personnel to your location, crowd control). Remain
  • If the person is not seriously injured, contact the College Health Center at x6538 or Campus Security at x6222 for assistance.
  • Always report injuries on campus to the Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance.
  • Please note that Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AED’s) are available on campus in the following locations: Campus Security, Equestrian Center, Kelly Library, King Center Athletic Training Room, McGlothlin-Street Hall 139, Wiley Hall 121, Van Dyke Student Center, DPT building and School of Health Sciences. 


  • Listen for the A single siren blast will sound to alert you to check for emergency message via email and the Campus Alert System.
  • Seek shelter inside a building until notified by College officials that it is safe to
  • An “all-clear” e-alert will be sent when the danger has passed.

Key Terms To Know:

  • Shelter in Place: Choose an interior room or one with as few doors and windows as Remain there until the danger has passed.
  • Seek Secure Shelter: This means that you need to get into a lockable space, such as an office or classroom, and remain Lock and barricade doors, turn off lights, and turn cell phones to silent or vibrate. Get under a desk or other surface to hide. Wait for further instruction from law enforcement or College officials. If the threat is in your building and you can safely flee, then do so.
  • Evacuate: This means you should immediately leave the building that you are in, exiting through the nearest and safest exit.
  • Avoid Area, Warn Others: In these types of incidents, the emergency is localized on College officials do not want anyone near the area and want you to alert others to stay away from the designated area.
  • All Clear: Once the emergency is over, the message will be sent via the Campus Alert System.