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New Emergency Procedures Guide to help campus react quickly

RELEASED: Dec. 1, 2009

Emergency Procedures Guide coverEAU CLAIRE — Every classroom, department, residence hall and employee workspace at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will soon have an Emergency Procedures Guide to help the campus community react appropriately and quickly in a variety of emergency situations.

The guides — created and paid for by numerous offices on campus — provide guidelines for actions associated with emergencies such as fires, severe weather, bomb threats, shooters, medical emergencies, suspicious packages and utility failures, said Sgt. Chris Kirchman, University Police.

"The guides are meant to help the campus community be better prepared to respond to different kinds of emergencies that could happen on campus," said Kirchman, who coordinated the project as a member of the Campus Emergency Preparedness Committee. "We're encouraging people to become familiar with what's in the guides, and then to know where they are located so they can use them should an emergency arise."

Information in the guides includes telephone numbers and other contact information, as well as step-by-step suggestions for dealing with various emergency scenarios. Kirchman said. The information is specific enough to be useful but general enough that it could be used in a variety of situations, he said.

A full-color flip-chart version of the guide will be placed in all classrooms, department offices, residence halls and other areas on campus where large groups of people gather or work, Kirchman said.

In addition, every UW-Eau Claire employee will receive via campus mail a black-and-white version of the guide that contains the same information that's included in the flip-chart version, Kirchman said.

The guide also is posted on UW-Eau Claire's emergency Web site, with links to the guide from other university Web pages, Kirchman said.

"Keeping our campus community safe is a priority," Kirchman said. "The Emergency Procedures Guide is one more tool we can provide to help faculty, staff and students keep themselves and others safe should there be an emergency."

For more information, contact Sgt. Chris Kirchman at 715-836-2402 or 715-836-2222.

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