Environmental Health and Radiation Safety

In An Emergency

What to do in an emergency:

  • Remain calm, use common sense, and give assistance as needed.
  • Call UT Police at x-2600. Give your name, telephone number and location, and the nature and location of the emergency. Don't hang up until the person answering the call ends the conversation. If there is a generalized emergency and phone lines are dead, take a message to University Police at the Transportation Center.
  • Evacuate buildings immediately upon request of authorities, upon hearing an alarm, or when remaining inside is dangerous or life-threatening.
  • Know the location of at least two emergency exits close to your working/living/learning areas.

 What NOT to do in an emergency:  

  • Do not use the telephone except to report the emergency situation.
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Do not jeopardize your life or the lives of others by attempting to save personal or University property.
  • Do not cross police barriers without authorization.
  • Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.

Ifan emergency occurs, stay away from the area. By going to the incident, you'll only add to the problem and could become another victim.

Hazardous material hoaxes, harassing emails, graffiti and rumor spreading could be criminal actions.  They are not helpful to our campus community and they distract our emergency responders from their work.  Obey all instructions from emergency personnel.

Last Updated: 6/30/19