MC Emergency Preparedness Guide • Personal Preparedness Checklist

 • Get a downloadable/printable copy of this guide (Adobe .pdf file)

    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. 


BEFORE an Emergency:

 • Know your location and evacuation routes.
 • Know where fire extinguishers, emergency exits, emergency telephones and pull alarms are for your area.
 • Know where the First Aid Kit is located.
 • Keep (432) 685-4911 handy – the telephone number for Campus Emergencies. Program the number in your cell phone.
 • Follow instructions given to you from a trusted faculty, staff or law enforcement representative.
 • Keep identification on you at all times.
 • If you do not speak English, prepare an emergency card with your name, addresses and information about medicines and allergies. Keep on you at all times.
 • Register or update your existing contact information at  for emergency notification text and email alerts.
 • Learn where the emergency campus assembly area is located.
 • Learn first aid and CPR.






AFTER an Emergency:

 • Notify your relatives that you are safe, but do not tie up telephone lines that may be needed for emergency calls.
 • Use caution in entering a damaged building.
 • Move to a safe and secure place once it is safe to do so.
 • Stay away from damaged electrical wires and wet equipment.
 • Remember the details of an event.
 • Monitor local television and computer displays and listen for alerts.
 • Check food and water supplies for contamination before consuming.
 • Check the web at  for updated information.
 • Stay calm and take time to think. Give assistance where needed.
 • If ordered to evacuate, take your emergency kit, personal belongings (if possible) and follow official directions to a safe place.
 • Use telephones for emergency calls only.
 • Listen for instructions.

Emergency Kit:

 • 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.)
 • Cash
 • Medical alert and emergency contact information


 • 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).



 • 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  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!


emo footerThis 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: (432) 685-4734
Midland College Public Information Office: (432) 685-4556

Emergency Phone Number: 685-4 911