Reporting an Emergency

Communication is a critical component in every emergency situation. It is imperative that any individual who discovers or recognizes an emergency communicates the required information to the proper department and/or local authorities. Call 911 when in doubt about whom to call.

When reporting an emergency, an individual should provide the following information:

  • State "This is an emergency."
  • State your name.
  • Provide location of emergency (building, room, etc.).
  • State nature of emergency (fire, chemical spill, etc.).
  • Indicate whether injuries have occurred.
  • Indicate hazards present that may affect emergency personnel who respond.
  • Provide phone number at or near the scene where the person reporting can be contacted.

A list of emergency and other important phone numbers can be found here.