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Emergency Information

Police Services
Phone Number Location
901-333-5555 Union Avenue Campus
901-333-4242 Macon Cove Campus
901-333-5970 Gill Center
901-333-6005 Maxine A. Smith Center
901-333-6450 Whitehaven Center

911 – Memphis Police Emergency

Severe Weather


If Indoors:

  • Move quickly to a safe interior area without windows; e.g., hallways, basements, or restrooms.
  • Move to the lowest levels, using stairways, NOT elevators.
  • If possible, close all doors as you leave an area.
  • Stay away from windows, doors and exterior walls.
  • Do NOT go outdoors.

If Outdoors:

  • Get inside, if possible.
  • Stay away from trees, power lines, utility poles and other hazards.
  • Curl up in a ditch or low-lying area; stay low to the ground; use your arms to protect your neck and head.


  • "Drop, Cover and Hold" under a table or desk or against an inside wall, not in a doorway, until the shaking stops.
  • After the shaking stops, check yourself and others for injuries and move toward the nearest exit or alternate exit.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do not leave the area/campus without reporting your status to your instructor or supervisor.


  • Remain calm.
  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station and call Campus Police from a campus phone; call 911 from a cell phone; or, if available in the lobby, use the red emergency phone.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Do NOT use elevators!
  • Do NOT re-enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.

Important: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.) in the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there are no windows, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic.

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

PULL the pin.

AIM at the base of the fire.

SQUEEZE the handle/trigger.

SWEEP with the extinguisher as you suppress the fire.

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Hazardous Materials Release

  • If an emergency exists or if anyone is in danger, move away from the site of the hazard to a safe location.
  • Follow the instructions of emergency personnel.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.

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Suspicious Person

  • Do not physically confront the person.
  • Do not let anyone into a locked building/office.
  • Do not block the person's access to an exit.
  • If suspected terrorist/hostage, lock doors. Do not leave or enter until all clear.
  • Call Campus Police from a campus phone; or, if available in the lobby, use the red emergency phone.
  • Provide as much information as possible about the person and their direction of travel.

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Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch or disturb the object.
  • Do NOT use a cell phone!
  • Call Campus Police from a campus phone; or, if available in the lobby, use the red emergency phone.
  • Notify your instructor or supervisor.
  • Be prepared to evacuate.

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Power Outage

  • Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if the emergency power is operating.
  • Turn off and unplug computers and other voltage sensitive equipment.
  • For information about a prolonged outage, call the Physical Plant at 901-333-4240.

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Explosions On Campus

  • Immediately take cover under tables, desks or other objects that will provide protection against falling glass or debris.
  • Assist persons with disabilities in exiting the building. Do not use elevators, in case of fire. Do not panic. Use stairways.
  • Once outside, move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews. Know the designated area assembly points.
  • If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.
  • Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by a campus official.

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  • Remain calm.
  • Evacuate using the nearest safe stairs and safe exit.
  • Do NOT use elevators!
  • Gather personal belongings (medication, keys, purses, wallets, etc.), but only if safe to do so.
  • Follow directions given by emergency personnel.
  • Go to identified assembly points at least 500 feet from the affected building.
  • Assist persons with disabilities or injuries without jeopardizing your safety.
  • If you are unable to evacuate due to a physical disability, go to a safe location (e.g., stairwell) and wait for assistance. Ask others to inform emergency personnel of your location.

If There Is Time:

  • Turn off all electronics, including computers (except in cases of leaking gas or other flammable substances).
  • Secure any hazardous materials or equipment before leaving.

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Designated Assembly Points for Evacuation

Macon Cove Campus

Area/Building Assembly Point
Academic Support Center Parking Lot B
Bert Bornblum Library Parking Lot C
Butler Field House Parking Lot
Campus Kids Corner Parking Lot E
Farris A Farris A Parking Lot
Farris B Parking Lot C
Field House Field House Parking Lot
Freeman Parking Lot C
Fulton Parking Lot B
MAA/MAB/MAC North edge of Academic Parking Lot
Nabors Parking Lot B
Physical Plant Parking Lot E
Sulcer Parking Lot C
Thornton Parking Lot C
Whitehead Whitehead Parking Lot

View the Macon Cove Campus evacuation assembly points map (PDF) [Size: 186 KMB], requires Adobe Reader

Union Avenue Campus

Area/Building Assembly Point
A Building Myrtle Parking Lot
B Building Myrtle Parking Lot
C Building Parking Lot #1
D Building (Verties Sails Gymnasium) Allied Health Parking Lot
E Building Allied Health Parking Lot
F Building Office Depot Parking Lot
Allied Health [H] Building Allied Health Parking Lot
M Building Office Depot Parking Lot
N Building Parking Lot #10
Nursing Annex Parking Lot #9
P Building Myrtle Parking Lot

View the Union Avenue Campus evacuation assembly points map (PDF) [Size: 61 KB], requires Adobe Reader

Centers and Site

Location Assembly Point
Fayette Evacuate in accordance with site plant
Gill Parking Lot
Millington North Parking Lot
Maxine A. Smith Parking Lot
Whitehaven Parking Lot

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Designated Indoor Shelters

Macon Cove Campus

Area/Building Shelter
Academic Support Center (ASC) Nabors Rooms 103, 104, 105, 106 and 107
Bert Bornblum Library Auditorium (ML122)
Butler Central hallway in Field House
Campus Kids Corner Interior rooms (library)
Farris A First floor interior hallway and restrooms
Farris B First floor Farris Auditorium, first floor restrooms and vending area (FA1106)
Field House Central hallway
Freeman First floor south end
Fulton Interior hallways and rooms
MAA/MAB/MAC (Academic Building) First floor "B" between the lobby and the "B" restroom
Nabors see Academic Support Center
Physical Plant Middle of warehouse
Sulcer First floor south end of Freeman
Thornton First floor hallway of Freeman
Whitehead Interior hallways and rooms in the center of the building

Union Avenue Campus

Area/Building Shelter
A Building First floor hallways
B Building First floor hallways
C Building First floor hallways
D Building (Verties Sails Gymnasium) First floor hallways
E Building First floor hallways
F Building First floor hallways
Allied Health [H] Building First floor interior hallways and restrooms
M Building First floor hallways
N Building (Physical Plant) First floor interior hallways and restrooms
Nursing Annex Basement
P Building First floor interior hallways and restrooms

Centers and Site

Location Shelter
Fayette Evacuate in accordance with site plan
Gill First floor hallways/restrooms
Millington East and west Center halls
Maxine A. Smith Interior hallways and restrooms
Whitehaven Interior hallways and restrooms

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