MC Emergency Preparedness Guide • Personal Preparedness Checklist
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On-Campus Emergency Phone Number: 685-4 911
Knowing What to Do is Your Best Protection AND Your Responsibility
Remember, relief workers cannot reach everyone right away. Prepare BEFORE an emergency occurs.
ON-CAMPUS PERSONAL PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST:
BEFORE an Emergency:
AFTER an Emergency:
• Notify your relatives that you are safe, but do not tie up telephone lines that may be needed for emergency calls.
• Water and a nonperishable or easy-open canned snack
• Small First Aid Kit
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Special medications and specialty items (pain relievers, walking cane, hearing aid batter, etc.)
• Medical alert and emergency contact information
IMPORTANT THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF AN EMERGENCY:
• Make sure you have a support system in place. Create a “buddy system” that can help you prepare for a disaster, as well as during and after a disaster. Members of your support system, or “buddies,” can be classmates, staff, faculty, friends and co-workers. They should be people you trust to determine if you need assistance. Your support system members should know your capabilities and needs and be able to help in a matter of minutes.
• Prepare your individual emergency plan. Create an emergency contact list (contact information for your doctors, emergency out-of-town contacts and your support system) and a medical information list (name of medical provider, list of medications, allergies and copies of health insurance card). Keep this information handy.
• Gather the supplies you will need before, during and after an emergency. Your emergency supply kit should also include supplies specific to your disability (writing or hearing devices, additional medication, wheelchair, walker, etc.)
• Make sure your area is as safe as possible in the event of an emergency. One of the best ways to avoid possible injuries and stay safe is to prepare your work area while on campus before an emergency (move furniture or other items that may block your escape route, keep a small flash light near you in case of power outage and know where your personal belonging are at all times).
REMINDER TO STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES:
• DO NOT go to the campus unless told it is okay by school officials after an emergency. If you go to the campus, you may be putting yourself and others in danger.
• DO check your local TV or radio station or on the Internet at www.midland.edu If there is an emergency, the phone lines may become busy or needed for official business.
BE READY! Knowing what to do protects you and your family!
This site is intended to inform the Midland College community
about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency.
Midland College Police Department
Midland College Public Information Office
Emergency Phone Number: 685-4 911