General Emergency Procedures

The safety of our students and staff is at the heart of every procedure and action.

  • Evacuation
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Medical
  • Tornado/Severe Weather
  • Active Violence
  1. Calmly and quietly walk to the nearest exit.

  2. Look for EXIT signs to guide you if you are unsure of exit locations.

  3. In case of fire, do not use elevators.

  4. Report in at designated assembly area if applicable. Follow instructions of emergency personnel/PSU staff.

  5. Follow emergency plans.

  1. If it is safe to do so, activate the closest fire alarm.

  2. Look for EXIT signs to guide you if you are unsure of exit locations.

  3. Evacuate to a safe place outside and away from the building.

  4. Stay close to floor level, below smoke and heat, if necessary.

  5. Call 911 and report the location and nature of the fire.

  6. Do not use elevators.

  7. Small fires may be extinguished with an approved portable fire extinguisher by qualified personnel.

  8. Follow emergency plans.

  1. Do not enter any flooded area, i.e., basement, first floor, tunnel, etc.

  2. Minor Flooding: call the Physical Plant (620-235-4779) and report the location and nature of the leak.

  1. Dial 911 and report the nature of the illness or injury and the location.

  2. Stay with the victim until help arrives if there is no immediate danger to yourself.

  3. Protect yourself from bodily fluids.

  1. Take cover at the lowest level of the building. If an underground shelter is not available, move to an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor and get under a sturdy piece of furniture. Avoid places with wide-span roofs such as auditoriums, gyms, cafeterias or large lobbies.

  2. Stay away from windows.

  3. If outdoors take cover, if possible, inside a building. If shelter is not available or there is no time to get indoors, lie in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a strong building.

  4. After tornado passes, remain alert for signs of additional tornadoes and/or flash flooding.

  5. Follow emergency plans.

Asset title

Safety First

In the Event of An Emergency

Dial 911

Ambulance - Fire - Police

Non-Emergency calls:
PSU Police 620-235-4624
Non-Emergency Suspicious Behavior Referrals:
Student Life 620-235-4945
Maintenance Emergencies:
Phyiscal Plant 620-235-4779
Student Health Services 620-235-4452

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