Don't Panic! Emergency Procedures

 

If this is an emergency, DON'T PANIC! Just take a deep breath and read on....

For complete information, see the Smith College Libraries Disaster Plan.

Quicklinks

Type of Emergency Refer to Section in Disaster Plan
Fire Section III
Major storm (advance warning)
Section II
Water or flooding
Section IV, Part A
Emergency Contacts List Click here

Instructions

Instructions Refer to Section in Disaster Plan
First Response - If you are one of the people in charge of the area where the emergency is occurring (as listed in Section IV, Part A) you are designated as the first Disaster Supervisor:
  • Read Section IV, Part A and ensure that the steps listed there have been taken.
  • Contact the Chair of EPWG (or another member of EPWG if the Chair is unavailable) to serve as the second Disaster Supervisor. Turn to Appendix B for a list of EPWG members.
  • Carefully follow the steps in Section IV, Part D.

Section IV, Part A

Section IV, Part D

Appendix B

From Home - If you are contacted at home about a library emergency, it is because you are one of the people in charge of the area where the emergency is occurring.

  • Read Section IV, Part A and ensure that the steps listed there have been taken.
  • Contact the Chair of EPWG (or another member of EPWG if the Chair is unavailable) to serve as the second Disaster Supervisor. Turn to Appendix B for a list of EPWG members. If it is late at night, consider together what steps should be taken right away, and what can wait until regular work hours.
  • Read Section IV, Part B and Section IV, Part C before leaving home. Take your copy of the Disaster Plan with you.
  • Once you reach the disaster site, carefully follow the steps in Section IV, Part

Section IV, Part A

Section IV, Part B

Section IV, Part C

Section IV, Part D

Section IV, Part E

Appendix B

Other Useful Information

Information Disaster Plan
Libraries Staff A-Z Appendix A
Emergency Contacts List
Appendix B
Locations of MESSKits
Appendix C
Keys to particular areas

Appendix K

Salvage priorities Appendix H

Neilson Library floor plans

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Level A
Level B