In all emergencies dial 911.
The following numbers are provided for non-emergency situations. Use of these numbers will still provide a prompt response from the responsible agency and keep the 911 lines free for emergencies. All 911 calls are voice and TTY.
|(608) 262-2957 voice/TTY|
|(608) 262-8769 voice|
Physical Plant/CARS(Central Answering & Response Service)
|(608) 263-3333 voice||(608) 265-4550 TTY|
|(608) 262-8419 voice
(608) 263-3021 voice
Individuals with a disability should follow the same procedures as noted above. If you have questions or need further information, please call Facilities Access at 263-3021 or 262-8419. You can also visit the Emergency Response Team's website at www.fpm.wisc.edu/Evacuation/.
In most cases bomb threats will be received by telephone. The person that receives the call should remain calm and obtain as much information as possible. Use the attached worksheet to obtain information. Contact University Police by dialing 911.
Note exact wording of the threat:
Date and time of the call:
Ask and Record the answers to the following questions:
The University Police may request people working in the area assist looking for the bomb. This is because people working in the area will be most familiar with what does and does not belong. If a suspicious package or object is located, DO NOT TOUCH IT, immediately notify the police.
If a bomb threat is received via written communication, immediately notify University Police by dialing 911. Do not handle the communication any more than is absolutely necessary and turn the document over to the police when they arrive. Try to determine the following information:
Report any hazardous gas leak to UW Police
Be prepared to provide the following information:
Should you detect any suspicious odors or a suspected slight odor of gas, dial 9-1-1 and report it to the UW Police. They will send someone to check on the problem.
Individuals with a disability that prevents them from evacuating an affected floor or the building should go to an Area of Rescue (AOR). DO NOT go to an AOR close to the leak. If you cannot get to an AOR or if there is no AOR in your building, please follow the guidelines listed below.
Know the location of the nearest emergency shelter for your location! Check with your Facility Manager for the location of emergency shelters.
Conditions are right for a severe thunderstorm. Continue with normal activities, but continue to monitor the situation.
Severe thunderstorms are occurring. Be prepared to move to a place of shelter if threatening weather approaches.
Conditions are right for a tornado. Continue with normal activities, but continue to monitor the situation.
Radar or weather spotters have identified a tornado. The emergency siren will sound a steady tone for three minutes or longer if there is danger in the immediate area. Take the following actions: