Below are some basic steps to respond to a variety of emergency situations.
If you are in a building when a shooting occurs, take the following steps:
A bomb threat may be discovered accidentally or by having an individual notify you of the threat. The person aware of the threat should not attempt to evacuate the entire building, but initially focus on gathering as much information as possible. The majority of bomb threats are false in nature and are intended to elicit a response from the building occupants.
If a written bomb threat is received:
If a telephoned bomb threat is received:
A member of Administrative Council will make an informed decision on the need to evacuate a building or the entire campus or the need to lockdown a building away from the threat.
Local law enforcement will initiate a search of campus buildings with appropriate law enforcement and security personnel as needed.
Allow re-entry only after an “all clear” is given.
Questions to Ask:
In the event of a spill, take the following steps:
If you become aware of criminal activity, take the following steps:
If you discover a fire, take the following steps:
If you are trapped during a fire, take the following steps:
If caught in smoke, take the following steps:
In the event of flooding, take the following steps:
In the event of a medical emergency, take the following steps:
In the event of a major campus-wide outage, take the following steps:
If you notice workplace violence, including intimidation, threats, physical attack and property damage, take the following steps:
One of our goals at Lourdes is to ensure the health and safety of the Lourdes community. We seek to prevent or alleviate any emergency situations. Below is an outline of the types of emergencies that may occur on a college campus.
A health emergency is the rare situation when something unusual creates the potential for widespread illness or possible death among a group of people.
Examples of health emergencies include:
Health emergencies, by their nature, are often longer term events than natural disasters, possibly lasting for weeks or months. An influenza pandemic may cause significant reductions in the available workforce and cause disruptions in normal services.
As a general practice, Lourdes does not close unless the health, safety or security of Lourdes personnel and students is seriously brought into question.
If the decision to close Lourdes is made, all official Lourdes notifications will be transmitted via a message on the lourdes.edu homepage, and through the local media (radio and television stations). For a listing of local media notified, see Weather-Related Closings and Delays.
A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are right for severe weather to develop rapidly. If a watch is issued for Lucas County, students and Lourdes representatives should:
A tornado or severe thunderstorm warning means that the severe weather is happening and the situation is dangerous. The National Weather Service will sound the sirens in the event of a tornado warning, but not in the event of other severe storms. Lourdes will communicate tornado and severe weather warnings via the LourdesALERT text messaging system, an email to your lourdes.edu address, phone messages to campus phones, and on the lourdes.edu homepage. When the warning message is received via the National Weather Service or Lourdes, the following steps should be taken:
911: Emergency (Fire, Police, or Ambulance)
411: Campus Security (on campus)
419-574-3861: Campus Security (off-campus)
419-885-8902: Non-emergency Sylvania Police Department
419-882-4529: Sophia Center Student Counseling