Guide explains campus emergency procedures

The UW Police Department and the UW-Madison Safety Department have published a concise and easy to access Emergency Procedure Guide. These guides should be available in every department, but should you need a copy, please contact Associate Dean Frank Kooistra in 140 Ag. Hall (2-9812).

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or EMS. Some examples of emergencies are crimes in progress, any kind of fire or a serious injury or illness. If you are not sure if an incident falls into an emergency classification, please call 911 when an immediate response is needed.

The guide covers emergency situations and provides a quick reference to the proper procedures. When in doubt as to what to do, the procedures always direct you to call 911. When calling 911, be prepared to tell the dispatcher your location (building and room) and do not hang up until told to do so.