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Emergency Procedures







  • Campus safety will assess the situation.
  • Campus safety will contact off-campus emergency response personnel if needed.
  • Appropriate college administrators will be contacted.
  • Campus safety will monitor the situation until it is resolved. 
  • If needed, the campus Emergency Notification System will be activated.




In the case of an extreme emergency on our campus, you will be notified to either evacuate or “shelter-in-place” to limit exposure to an apparent life-threatening, hostile or hazardous situation or threat. When a shelter in place or lockdown is declared by administrative officials, occupants of any building within the impacted area are to remain in their respective spaces locking all doors and windows, not allowing entry or exit to a secured area until the “all clear” confirmation has been given. Individuals may be required to move to a safe location if they are immediately adjacent to the life-threatening or hazardous situation (e.g. shooter, hostage threat, etc.). In all cases, individuals must follow directions given by administration officials and appropriate law enforcement officials.

If the Pine Manor College campus is under a state of emergency, the following precautions will be set in place:

  • If the Pine Manor College campus is under a state of emergency, you will be notified to either evacuate or shelter in place via the PMC Emergency Notification System.



If you observe a suspicious device, DO NOT touch it or move it. Clear the area and call Campus Safety immediately at Ext. 7777 on a campus phone or 617-731-7777.

If you answer a phone call and a person or recording alludes to a bomb threat, follow the bomb threat checklist sent out by the Dean of Student Affairs at the start of the academic year.



Stay calm. Do not confront subject if doing so puts you in danger. Immediately call Campus Safety at Ext. 7777 on a campus phone or 617-731-7777. Please report all incidents and suspicious people to the Campus Safety Department. 



If the fire alarm sounds, ALL persons must evacuate the building immediately. DO NOT call Campus Safety. Close your door but do not lock it, bring your room key and student ID with you. Move away from exits/entrances. Stay at least 100 feet away from the building or as directed. You will be notified when to reenter the building. If you see a fire, call Campus Safety immediately at Ext. 7777 on a campus phone or 617-731-7777. If the fire is small and you have the training, use a proper fire extinguisher to combat the fire. DO NOT endanger yourself or others by trying to extinguish a large, well developed fire. Evacuate the area.




Call Campus Safety at Ext. 7777 on a campus phone or 617-731-7777. Give your name, location, and describe the medical emergency. Avoid leaving the injured/ill person except to summon help. Do not move the person unless s/he is in danger. Render first aid if trained. If you are exposed to another’s bodily fluids, inform Campus Safety when they arrive.




When instructions are given for a “lockdown” by a designated administration official (e.g. President, Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of the College, or Campus Safety), the following procedures are to be implemented immediately:

  • Immediately stop all activity (i.e. teaching, group work, meetings etc.).
  • Lock and barricade doors. If you are in a hallway, get into a room and secure the door. If you are in a room, do not enter hallways or open areas. If you are in a room that does not allow you to lock or barricade doors (for example the Kresge Auditorium), move to the closest room with a lockable door when safe to do so.
  • Students in residence halls are to remain in their rooms with the door locked or barricaded.
  • Staff members are to remain in their offices, or a secure area, preferably without windows, with the door locked or barricaded.
  • Faculty members are to remain in their classroom or office with the doors locked or barricaded, where possible.
  • Close windows and turn off any lights, television, and radio(s). Close blinds and block windows.
  • Keep calm and quiet. Encourage others to remain calm.
  • Crouch down in areas that are out of sight from doors and windows; try to use furniture or desks as cover.
  • Immediately put all cell phones into “Vibrate” or “Silent” mode but DO NOT turn off. Calls to Campus Police should be made only if specific information becomes available regarding the intruder or if the status of the emergency changes.
  • DO NOT respond to anyone at the door until an “all clear” email, phone or text message is received or if you are certain it is safe to do so (i.e. if police are at the door to escort you out).
  • If you are directed by police to leave your secured area, assist others in moving as quietly and quickly as possible.
  • Do not sound the fire alarm in the building unless there is a fire. People may be placed in harm’s way when they are attempting to evacuate the building. If a fire alarm does go off during a lockdown, do not evacuate unless you smell smoke or see fire in your area. Should the fire alarm sound, do not evacuate the building unless:
  1. You have firsthand knowledge that there is a fire in the building.
  2. You have been advised by Police or Campus Safety to evacuate the building.
  3. There is imminent danger in the immediate area.
  • If you are outside of a building when a lockdown is announced, if it is safe to do so, run into the nearest building and follow the above lockdown instructions. If it is not safe to run into a building, hide behind a large heavy object (i.e. vehicle, tree). Notify Campus Safety at Ext. 7777 on a campus phone or 617-731-7777 of your location when safe to do so.
  • Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee. Individuals should not attempt to leave the building until told to do so by police personnel.
  • If asked to report any activity, report the following:
  1. Your specific location – building name and room number.
  2. Identification or description of the assailant(s): Location, number of suspects, race/gender, physical features, clothing descriptions, backpack, weapons (number and type) etc.
  3. Number of people at your specific location.
  4. Number of injured, types of injuries if any.