Emergency Response Guidelines

Information that can save lives: Emergency? Call 911 and x7111

Safety & Security
630/515-6081 - W.C.
630/515-4011 - Desk

Human Resources


Suicidal Thoughts - National Suicide Hot Line
Campus Facilities
Student Counselor
Media Relations
623/572-3400 (President's Office)
630/515-7333 (Mgr. Communications)
Employee Assistance Program
Student Services

Fire Safety

The campus is equipped with a city-approved fire protection and alert system. If there is a fire in your building, calmly find the nearest Zone Fire Alarm Pull Station and pu ll to alert Security, the fire department, and all other occupants of the building. In addition to the audible alarm buzzer, the alarms are also equipped with visual strobe laser lights to help evacuees find the closest exit from the building. The moment the Zone Fire Alarm Pull Station is activated, a monitor service calls the fire department.

In the event of a fire alert and/or fire drills, everyone in the building or area is to evacuate immediately in an orderly manner.

Safety & Security and Campus Facilities take the responsibility to assure that everyone is evacuated. As a general rule, please evacuate to the parking lots or in a dirt field as far away from the building as possible, not in any driveway and clear of the fire lanes. The full cooperation of faculty and staff during evacuation is required. Any employee who fails to evacuate during a fire alarm will be subject to action by MWU and local authorities.

Fire or Weather Emergency

In the event of a fire, please exit the building safely and quickly. Go directly to your assigned area and make sure everyone is accounted for from your department. If someone is missing, report that person to a Security officer or member of the ERT. In the event of a weather emergency, you may be instructed to assemble in a safer area inside your building.

Medical Emergency

To assist in a medical emergency, first aid kits and Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are located throughout campus. Please note the locations of these items in your building as you may be asked to get them during a crisis. In the event of a medical emergency do not hesitate to call for help by dialing 911 and Safety & Security at x7111.

Violent or Suspicious Behavior

If you observe a change in behavior in a co-worker, such as a marked increased in stress or agitation, please call Human Resources at x6119. If you are concerned about the behavior of a student, please contact the Department of Student Services at x6470.

Feeling Stressed? Need Help?

Call the MHN Employee Assistance Program: 1-800-646-9923

The University provides employees and their household members with access to an Employee Assistance Program. This program can provide support and services for a number of personal issues, as well as providing legal assistance and childcare or elder care referral services. This source is free of charge and completely confidential.

CPR Quick Reference Guide for Adults

(8 and up)

Assess (Are you okay? Shake person, in case sleeping)

Alert (Someone to call 911 Safety & Security @ 7111)

  1. Airway - Lift chin, clear mouth
  2. Breathing -Look, listen, and feel for breathing (if needed, 2 slow breaths)
  3. Circulation -Check for pulse, other signs of life (If needed, begin compressions.)
    • Two hands on lower portion of sternum
    • Two Breaths
    • 15 compressions + two breaths, for 4-6 cycles
    • Check for signs of life (If needed, repeat process.)

Good Samaritan laws will generally protect you as long as you:


Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) can save a life during a medical emergency. Simply stated, an AED is a device that literally "talks" the provider through the process of evaluating a patient for, attaching the patient to, and activating the AED therapy. The University provides CPR and AED training on a regular basis.

Location of Defibrillators

Avian Flu Preparedness

Prepare and stay informed

If pandemic influenza starts, public health officials will provide more specific information

People preparing now for pandemic influenza can help protect themselves and their families later

Source: Department of Health and Human Services

Practice Good Health Habits

What is the best way to protect myself from pandemic influenza?

Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and social gatherings when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the issue away after use. This may prevent those around you from getting sick.

Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you form germs.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)