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Emergency Procedures

Call 9-1-1 immediately for life-threatening emergencies.

  • For all other emergencies, call Campus Security at ext. 5600 or (773) 244-5600.
  • In case of a weather-related emergency, seek shelter away from windows and head to an inside hallway, stairwell, or basement.

Evacuation Information

  • In life-threatening situations, call 9-1-1.
  • For all emergencies call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Calmly evacuate the building using the nearest exit.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Follow directions given by evacuation leaders.

Medical Emergency

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately if this is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Stay with the individual and do not attempt to move the individual unless they are in danger.
  • Calmly allow emergency personnel to address the situation.

Severe Weather

  • When the siren sounds, move all persons to lowest level hallways and tunnels to avoid glass and debris.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Stay away from the windows and skylights.
  • Make sure all doors are closed, and keep the corridors clear of objects.
  • Wait for “all clear” to return to other campus areas.

Fire

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station.
  • Calmly evacuate the building using the nearest exit while assisting persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Call 9-1-1, then Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).

Dangerous Person

  • Remove yourself from the person/area if possible. If safe to do so, leave the building.
  • If remaining in the building, lock and barricade room door.
  • Turn off lights and equipment.
  • Call 9-1-1 then Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Remain in secured area until “all clear” has been given by law enforcement or Campus Security.

Suspicious Person

  • Do not physically confront the person or block the person’s access to an exit.
  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600); provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel.

Power Outage

  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Remain calm and move cautiously to a lighted area while assisting persons with special needs. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
  • Turn off stoves and unplug computers, appliances, and other voltage-sensitive equipment.
  • Do not tamper with or reset tripped fuses or switches.
  • Do not use candles during power outages.

Natural Gas Leak

  • Remain calm and evacuate the building or area immediately while assisting persons with disabilities or special needs.
  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Do not use light switches, cell phones, or anything else that could cause a spark.
  • Do not use or tamper with any equipment.

Hazardous Materials Release

  • Move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location.
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately if this is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.

Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch or disturb the object.
  • Calmly leave the area.
  • Call Campus Security (ext. 5600 or (773) 244–5600).

Campus Safety and Security