AnnualSecurityReport

12 LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Procedures Used to Notify the Campus Community In the event of a situation that poses an immediate threat to members of the campus community, the campus has various systems in place for communicating information quickly. Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an emergency. These methods of communications include the following: HawkWatch alerts HawkWatch alerts include text messages, push notifications, emails, desktop notifications and voicemail messages sent to the campus community in the event of an emergency or a weather circumstance that may impact normal campus operations. To verify that your information is correct or to enroll, please visit https:// www1.lehigh.edu/emergency#hawkwatchalerts. Sirens Sirens on all campuses serve as notification that there is imminent danger and that more information should be sought via the University website, https://www1.lehigh. edu/emergency/prepared/siren. Classroom announcements Classroom announcements are relayed via speakers in classrooms across campus. Safety Bulletins Safety Bulletins are emails sent to the campus community to advise on health and safety issues. Telephone messages at 610-758-NEWS (6397) Telephone messages at 610-758-NEWS are updated when an emergency happens or when the campus is closed or opening is delayed due to weather. Official Facebook and Twitter pages Official Facebook and Twitter pages are utilized to convey the status of an emergency situation or to relay a closing due to inclement weather as well as to monitor the accuracy of campus interpretations of emergency circumstances. Like www.facebook.com/lehighu and follow twitter.com/lehighu. Website updates and banners Website updates and banners are placed on the University home page to repeat what is sent out via HawkWatch Alerts. Call Center A call center can be activated with trained campus or other staff to take calls and provide answers when campus operators are overwhelmed. Testing Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures: Drills, Exercises, and Training To ensure that campus emergency management plans remain current and actionable, Lehigh conducts tests of equipment and procedures to assess and evaluate the emergency response plans and capabilities of the University. These tests may be announced or unannounced and include both exercises and drills. Lehigh will document for each test: a description of the exercises, the date, the time, and whether it was announced or unannounced. Each year, Lehigh will remind the community of the University’s emergency notification system and emergency response procedures. Further information for fire-specific safety drills, exercises and training can be found on page 42. Emergency Evacuation Procedures The campus of Lehigh University is located on both sides of a mountain surrounded by the city of Bethlehem on the north side and residential communities on the south side. In the event a crisis occurred where the whole campus needed to be evacuated quickly, an evacuation would be ordered by the Chief of Police. The only time this would occur is if all the buildings were at risk or were considered uninhabitable. An example of this might include an earthquake, tornado or large-scale fire where all the living areas were damaged or at risk of severe damage. In general, the evacuation procedures due to an emergency event such as a building fire alarm, chemical spill, or gas leak for each building should be followed and the general evacuation procedures would apply: • All fire alarms should be treated as an actual emergency situation and all appropriate protocols should be followed by everyone without exception. • When the fire alarm sounds, evacuation of the building is mandatory. • Do not use elevators. • Contain fire by closing doors and windows prior to exiting the building. • Take personal belongings (keys, cellphones, purses, etc.) and weather-appropriate clothing with you as you leave the building. • If time permits, secure any hazardous, sensitive or confidential materials prior to leaving your area. • Go to the nearest emergency exit of the building and proceed to the rally point. Know the primary and secondary rally site for each building you frequent during the workday. • All rally sites should be located a minimum of 150 feet from your building and must not impede the

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