This Campus Emergency Guide is designed to give guidance on how to handle various emergency situations on the campus of Franciscan University of Steubenville. In any emergency, you are instructed to call 911 or Campus Security at 740-283-6911. Special emergency telephones that ring directly into the Campus Security Office are located strategically throughout the campus. Outdoor emergency phones are marked with a blue light.

Each specific emergency situation is unique; for that reason, no emergency guide can ever be comprehensive. However, in any emergency, it is always recommended that you remain calm; always be aware of the situation around you; and always report emergencies to Campus Security as soon as reasonably possible.

This guide is designed with recommendations on how to prepare for various emergency situations. While this information is helpful and informative, it is critical for you to read this information before an actual emergency. The following are guidelines we recommend you follow in various emergency situations.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are pathogenic microorganisms that are transmitted via human blood, saliva and other bodily…

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Bomb Threat

If a bomb threat is received by phone: Remain calm. Keep the caller on the…

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During an earthquake, you may experience shaking that starts out gentle, but quickly grows violent…

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An Evacuation is a total building or partial building evacuation due to conditions making it…

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In the event of a violent accident such as an explosion or aircraft crash or…

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Extreme Heat

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high…

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To protect yourself, it is important to understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads…

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