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Emergency Guide

In case of any emergency, call 911

This is the K-State Police Dispatch, who will contact the proper emergency personnel.

You can download the complete K-State Emergency Management Plan (PDF, 1.84MB).

For information about how to handle various types of threats, consult the list below.


Emergency phone numbers

The Office of Student Life website contains helpful information regarding campus safety for students.


Evacuation procedures

  • Stay calm—do not rush—do not panic.

  • Be aware of the location of the nearest exit and announce this at the beginning of the class each semester.

  • If a fire alarm sounds, or emergency personnel asks you to leave the building, you and your students must evacuate the building.

  • Gather your personal belongings if it is safe,otherwise leave as quickly as possible.

  • If safe, close doors and windows, but do not lock them.

  • Assist physically disabled individuals to a safe location and notify emergency personnel. Most buildings have an identified "Area of Rescue" located near the top landing of staircases.

  • Once outside the building, keep clear of entrances, move at least 100 feet away from the building and emergency vehicles.

  • For additional information about evacuation procedures see Emergency Evacuation

Medical emergencies

  • Call 911 to report the emergency.

  • Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen or appears to in pain.

  • Provide first aid, if someone is ill or injured and requires immediate assistance.

  • Limit your communication with ill or injured person to quiet reassurances.


  • If you detect a fire, call 911, pull the fire alarm and follow Evacuation procedures.

  • If you hear a fire alarm, Follow Evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.

  • The fire alarm in the building will not notify the fire department.

Tornado and severe weather

  • Go to the designated tornado shelter for the building. In most cases this is the lowest floor, in the central core of the building, and away from glass windows.

  • Outdoor sirens will sound a steady three-minute blast when the need to take cover is necessary. The K-State Alerts system will be activated to alert those within buildings on campus.

    Play audio clip of siren ( WAV, 4.9MB)

  • If you are outside when the sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. Go into the closest building and seek out the lowest floor in the center of the building.

  • After the tornado has passed, report any injuries. Call 911 for ambulance and fire; call the University Police (2-6412) to report building damage.

Hazardous substance spills

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Do not get near or touch the spilled material unless properly trained to do so.

  • Contain the spill using absorbents, if possible.

  • Clean up any small chemical spills, if you are able. The Department of Public Safety will assist if needed.

  • Vacate the area and close the doors.


  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Remain calm.

  • Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in obvious immediate danger of further injury.

  • Open doors carefully and watch for falling debris - follow evacuation procedures - Do not use elevators.

Criminal activity

  • If you observe or suspect criminal activity call the University Police Department at 785-532-6412.

  • Do not confront the subject.

  • If you want to remain anonymous, you can use the Silent Witness program via the K-State Police Web Site.

Active shooter

  • Call 911 if safe to do so.

  • Remain calm and keep out of plain sight.

  • Do not put yourself in harms way.

  • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants, then lock doors, block windows and close blinds.

  • Seek protective cover.

  • Place signs in exterior windows to identify your location.

  • Stay in place until Police clear the building.

Terroristic threat

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Remain calm.

  • If you can do so safely, inform building occupants.

  • Provide a list of all people who were in the room or area.

Bomb threat

  • If you receive a phone call or a note warning of a bomb, take it seriously and call 911 immediately.

  • Evacuate the building.

  • Remain Calm. It is rare that a bomb threat caller does not give notice in ample time to insure safety of building occupants.

  • Listen intently for voice or speech peculiarities and for background noises because this information can aid in later investigations.

  • Record immediately the date and exact time the call is received.

  • Try to engage the caller in extended conversation and try to ask:

    • Exactly where did you place the bomb?

    • What time is it set to go off?

    • What does the bomb look like?

    • What kind of explosive did you use, dynamite, black powder, TNT, plastic?

    • How will the bomb be set off; by time mechanism, oxidizing agent, heat, movement?

    • Why did you place the bomb in this building?

    • May I have your name?

Suspicious package

  • Call 911 immediately.

  • Do not handle the suspicious package.

  • Follow Evacuation Procedures

Behavior problems

  • If threat of harm or violence is imminent, call 911.

  • Workplace Violence
    • Notify the Director of Human Resources, 785-532-6277, of any threats you have witnessed or received.

    • Report any behavior you regard as threatening or violent when that behavior is job related or might be carried out on state-owned or leased property or in connection with state employment.

  • Mental Health Emergency
    • Faculty, staff and student employees with problems are encouraged to contact the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator at 785-532-6818.

    • Students. K-State Counseling Services and the Office of Student Life provide support for students with mental health problems.

    • If a student indicates a risk of harm to self or others, call 911 for immediate assistance.

    • In the case of emotional/behavioral distress, student can access therapy and other supportive resources at Counseling Services, 785-532-6927.

    • Student Life can provide assistance when mental health problems affect a student's academic or personal life. Contact Student Life at 785-532-6432.

Planning Resources

The planning templates below are intended to assist colleges, departments, or buildings in the creation of an emergency response plan. These templates are intended to serve as a starting point and should be customized to meet the specific needs of your department. Units can implement the entire plan template or choose specific portions they wish to utilize. There is no requirement to use these documents. Units are free to utilize any type of plan format which best fits their needs. Questions regarding these templates, or emergency management in general, should be directed to the Emergency Management Coordinator at kstateem@ksu.edu.

Whole Document (doc)

Body (doc)

Evacuation Template (doc)

Shelter Template (doc)

Active Violence Template (doc)

Emergency Supplies and Equipment Inventory Sheet Template (doc)

Emergency Call Tree Template (doc)

External Emergency Call Tree Template (doc)

Accountability Form Template (doc)

Emergency Quick Reference (doc)