To report any police, fire, or medical emergency, call: 911
In the event of a fire, pull manual fire alarm BEFORE calling 911. Evacuate the building immediately!
University Police (non-emergency)
Office of Campus Emergency Planning
Code Compliance and Fire Safety
Facilities and Services
Division of Research Safety
McKinley Health Center
Run > Hide > Fight
Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time.
It is important that we take a minute to prepare for a situation in which our safety or even our lives could depend on our ability to react quickly.
- What to do in an emergency
- Learn more about the Medical Sciences Building
- Resources for instructors
- Take active threat response training
When we’re faced with any kind of emergency — like fire, severe weather or if someone is trying to hurt you — we have three options: Run, hide or fight.
Leaving the area quickly is the best option if it is safe to do so.
- Take time now to learn the different ways to leave your building.
- Leave personal items behind.
- Assist those who need help, but consider whether doing so puts you at risk.
- Alert authorities of the emergency when it is safe to do so.
When you can’t or don’t want to run, take shelter indoors.
- Take time now to learn the different ways to seek shelter in your building.
- If severe weather is imminent, proceed to the nearest indoor storm refuge area.
- If someone is trying to hurt you and you can’t evacuate, get to a place where you can’t be seen, lock or barricade your area, silence your phone, don’t make any noise and don’t come out until you receive an Illini-Alert indicating it is safe to do so.
As a last resort, you may need to fight to increase your chances of survival.
- Think about what kind of common items are in your area that you can use to defend yourself.
- Team up with others to fight if the situation allows.
- Mentally prepare yourself — you may be in a fight for your life.
Taking a minute to review exits, storm refuge areas, areas of rescue assistance and evacuation assembly areas in the Medical Sciences Building could save your life in an emergency.