Emergency Procedures

Step Action Notes
1. Call 9-1-1 If you believe the situation warrants such action, call 9-1-1 first and then notify security.
2. Call Campus Security at 2222 from a College phone, or (973) 300-2222 from an outside line OR Utilize the Emergency Blue Light towers for a direct connection to Security. Emergency Blue Light pedestal towers are located in our exterior parking areas. By pushing the Red Emergency button, you will be connected to security who will respond to your emergency needs. They will also summons the appropriate emergency services, Fire/EMS/Police if needed.
3. When you contact us, please be prepared to state:
  • Your location
  • The nature of the emergency
  • Your name
Please note the building and room number, or exterior location where the emergency is so that emergency personnel can be directed to that location without unnecessary delay.
Please stay with any victim(s) until help arrives.

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Emergency Phone Numbers

Emergency: 9-1-1
Campus Security Direct: (973) 300-2222 or 2103
Non-Emergency Calls: (973) 300-2100
Receptionist: (973) 300-2104
School Closing: (973) 300-2366
Police/Fire/EMS: 9-1-1

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Evacuation Procedures

Step Action Notes
The following steps should be taken when faced with a fire, explosion, or other types of fire emergency:
1. At the sounds of the fire alarm, immediately evacuate the building:
  • If you are supervising students, instruct them to take their car keys, stay together, and assemble at the predetermined location.
  • Only use stairways for emergency evacuation. Avoid using elevators.
Take attendance at the start of every class and make sure to take the attendance roster when you evacuate to the Evacuation Assembly Area.
2. Assemble in the designated Evacuation Assembly Area:
  • Determine if everyone was evacuated by taking attendance and comparing it to the class start attendance.
  • Report the names of missing students to the Emergency Supervisor along with his or her last known location.
  • Do not attempt to re-enter the building until instructed to do so by the Emergency Supervisor a designee.
If occupants are not permitted to re-enter the building, they may use their automobile to leave the campus.
3. If a physically challenged occupant is unable to exit the building:
  • Relocate the individual to an Area of Rescue Assistance on the landing of the closest stairwell.
  • Notify the Emergency Supervisor of the person's location.
Emergency personnel will evacuate the disabled individual.
4. If circumstances prevent you from evacuating the building:
  • Remain in the room and close the door.
  • Call 2222 (973-300-2222 from an outside line) and report your location to security.
The receptionist has the ability to call for instant assistance via two-way radio.

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How To Respond When an Active Shooter is in Your Vicinity

Step Action Notes
1. Run – Evacuate
  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible
2. Hide – Lockdown
  • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors
  • Silence your cell phone and pager
3. Fight – Take Action
  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter
When it is safe to do so, call 9-1-1.
The fire alarms are activated in active shooter situations. Remember that the active shooter threat is the primary threat. When in lockdown you should only evacuate when there are visible signs of fire.