If a serious injury or illness occurs on campus, immediately contact Campus Security.
Provide the following information:
- your name
- building location and room, if applicable
- type and severity of the medical problem
- identify the injured or ill person, if possible
Campus Security will contact Palmer Clinic personnel and emergency responders. Campus Security will meet and escort the emergency responders to the location of the injured/ill person(s).
Campus Security is notified first in order to direct emergency assistance directly to the scene. Formal procedures are in place between Campus Security and the city’s emergency services on responding to emergencies originating from the College. Because of their familiarity with the campus and their working relationship with emergency responders (dispatch, Fire Department, Police Department), Campus Security will direct emergency responders to the scene quicker than if a person calls 911 independently. It may seem like an extra step, but contacting Campus Security first will reduce overall response time in an emergency.