Cottey Emergency Notification System

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Contact

Main Switchboard Telephone: (417) 667-8181
Campus Security: (417) 448-4139

If you are unable to contact your student in an emergency situation, you may try these people.
• P.E.O. Hall Receptionist, (417) 667-6333 ext. 3050
• P.E.O. Hall Director, (417) 667-6333 ext. 3001, cellphone: (417) 448-9787
• Reeves Hall Receptionist, (417) 667-6333 ext. 4050
• Reeves Hall Director, (417) 667-6333 ext. 4001, cellphone: (417) 448-4168
• Robertson Hall Receptionist, (417) 667-6333 ext. 5050
• Robertson Hall Director, (417) 667-6333 ext. 5001, cellphone: (417) 684-5555
• Helen Lodge, Dir. of Housing/Asst. VP for Student Life, (417) 667-6333 ext. 2104, cellphone: (417) 684-0182
• Dr. Mari Anne Phillips, Vice President for Student Life, (417) 667-6333 ext. 2126, cellphone: (417) 448-7466
• Campus Security: (417) 448-4139

Safety Policies

The following safety policies are enforced at Cottey College:

  • Flammable liquids (such as gasoline) shall not be stored in residence halls or inside any buildings except laboratories and maintenance shops designed for this purpose.
  • No open flames (candles, lanterns, incense, etc.) are permitted in residence halls or inside any buildings except in laboratories and maintenance shops designed for this purpose, except as authorized by the President or her designee.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any building on the campus.
  • Vehicles shall be parked in designated areas only. Fire lanes and parking spaces for those who are physically challenged are clearly identified.
  • No firearms shall be used, carried, or stored on campus.
  • No fireworks shall be used or stored on campus, except as authorized by the President or her designee.

Fire

If a fire or smoke is discovered anywhere on or about the campus:

  • Leave the area where the fire is located, isolating it as well as possible by closing doors and windows around it. Do not attempt to retrieve valuables and do not use elevators.
  • Pull the nearest fire alarm. Find a safe location and call 9-911 on a campus extension or 911 on a cell phone-then call Campus Security at extension 2222 or 417-448-4139.
  • Never attempt to fight a fire larger than wastebasket size. Even a small fire can generate enough smoke to cause serious injury. Never attempt to fight a fire by yourself. Call for help. Always stay between the fire and the exit.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSTRUCTIONS
P* PULL safety pin from the handle
A* AIM at the base of the fire
S* SQUEEZE the trigger handle
S* SWEEP from side to side

  • If you are aware that someone is trapped in a burning structure, inform the firefighters immediately. Do not re-enter the building alone. If you are trapped, stay low to the ground as you try to exit. Do not open any doors that feel hot. Use wet towels or clothes to protect yourself from flames and smoke.
  • If your clothes catch fire, STOP, DROP, AND ROLL!!!
  • All alarms should be taken seriously. If you hear an alarm, evacuate the building.

Tornado

TORNADO ALERTS: WATCH-Conditions are favorable for tornado or severe weather.

  • Monitor building weather radio and take action as needed.

WARNING-Tornado may be imminent.

  • Take shelter immediately, and move to the basement. If there is no basement, move to an interior hallway, stairwell, or other area which is directly supported and free from windows and glass.
  • Monitor building weather radio and take action as needed.

SIGNALS:

  • Local weather warning horns will sound.
  • The National Weather Service monitor/warning system on campus will give warnings and updates.
  • Do not leave shelter until the all clear has been given by authorized personnel.
  • Residence halls have staff with access to a two-way radio to contact Security personnel for updates on storm progress.

THESE SAME INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WITH ALL STORMS.

 

Emergency Building Evacuation Plan

Rubie Burton Academic Center (RBAC)

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs or elevator to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in classroom or office and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

Library

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs or elevator to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or boardroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

Hinkhouse

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs or elevator to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Raney Dining Room in Robertson Hall

Reeves Hall

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in room and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

Chapel

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows (If time permits, go to Reeves Hall lower level)
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in Canandian Room and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

Main Hall

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately; fire stairwells serve as an area of rescue
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Wild Center for the Arts

Neale Hall

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows (if time permits, go to Main Hall lower level)
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Wild Center for the Arts

P.E.O. Hall

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in room and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Wild Center for the Arts

Physical Plant

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Wild Center for the Arts

Wild Center for the Arts

Storm/Tornado: Go to Green Room, dressing rooms, or auditorium hallways; stay clear of windows (If time permits, go to basement of P.E.O. Hall)
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Neale Hall 1st floor

Robertson Hall

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or room and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

Center for Women's Leadership

Storm/Tornado: Take stairs to lower level; stay clear of windows (If time permits, go to Hinkhouse lower level)
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder: Remain in office area or classroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Hinkhouse Gym

B.I.L. Lodge

Storm/Tornado: Go to bathrooms; stay clear of windows (If time permits, go to Hinkhouse lower level)
Fire: Leave building immediately
Violent Incident/Intruder:Enter bathroom and lock door; stay clear of windows and doorways. Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
Area of Assembly after Building Evacuation: Gate entrance

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