Emergency Response Guides
K-State Police utilizes the ALICE training model for violent intruder situations: Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. Options do not always occur in the order listed, all options may not be necessary for every event, and not all options will be possible.
Alert: If you are in a safe place, use any means necessary to alert the police. Stay on the line and give clear and accurate information about your location, suspects, weapons and injuries. Alert others if possible.
Lockdown: If possible, secure the area. Lock the door and barricade the entry. Stay clear of windows and silence phones.
Inform: Share information with police, those around you and others through the entirety of the incident.
Counter: If you come in contact with the shooter and are unable to escape, make yourself a hard target by moving, reacting, throwing objects or using anything to distract or disable the shooter. If possible, employ multiple people to swarm, secure and disarm the attacker. Put the weapon in a trash can or out of sight.
Evacuate: If possible, evacuate the area or building. Know your surroundings, exits and escape points.
If a caller threatens a bomb attack, try to keep the caller on the line and have another person notify K-State Police at 911 or 785-532-6412.
Take note of background sounds (e.g., other people talking, traffic noises) and if the caller is male or female.
Engage the caller in extended conversation and 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?
- 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?
Extreme heat and extreme cold can cause serious safety concerns. Pay attention to the forecast and plan ahead for hot or cold days.
- Heat advisory: Issued within 12 hours of onest temperatures 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for at least two days and nighttime temperature not deopping below 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Excessive heat watch: Issued when the potential for excessive heat is in the next 24 to 72 hours. Timing and occurrence are uncertain; however, be prepared and watch the forecast.
- Excessive heat warning: Issued within 12 hours of extremely dangerous heat; expected to be 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher for at least two days and nighttime temperature not dropping below 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Take action if this warning is issued.
Peparation and actions to take during extreme heat conditions:
- Reduce outdoor activities until the coolest time of day.
- Wear loose fitting, lightweight clothing.
- Avoid direct exposure to the sun.
- Rest and cool down in shaded areas.
- Eat lightly and drink plenty of water.
- Don't forget to take care of pets, bring them inside to air conditioning, limit their time outside, keep them hydrated and do not leave them in the car.
Warning signs of heat related illnesses:
- Heat exhaustion: Dizziness, thrist, heavy sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, fainting. Take action immediately and move to a cool area, loosen clothing and drink water.
- Heat stroke: confusion, dizziness, body temperature above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, becomes unconcious. If you see someone with heat stroke call 911 immediately. Move the person to a cool area, loosen clothing and cool body with water or ice.
- Wind chill watch: Issued when very cold air is possible. Be prepared.
- Wind chill warning: Issued when very cold air is expected. Conditions could lead to frostbite or hypothermia.
Preparation and actions to take during extreme cold weather:
- Dress warmly with extra layers; cover head, fingers and toes.
- Stay hydrated.
- If outside doing physical activity (e.g., shoveling snow), take frequent breaks.
- At work or at home, make sure exposed pipes are insulated and/or covered.
- Don't forget pets: bring them inside to keep warm and dry, have plenty of food and water and limit their time outside.
Warning signs of hypothermia:
- Difficulty speaking
- Stiff muscles
If you hear a fire alarm or see fire, immediately evacuate the building via the shortest and safest route.
- Activate the fire alarms system at the nearest pullstation as you exit.
- Knock on doors and yell “fire” as you depart.
- Do not use elevators.
- Assist individuals with disabilities to a safe location and notify emergency personnel.
- Once outside, keep clear of entrances. Move at least 100 feet away from the building and stay clear of emergency vehicles.
- Use of fire extinguishers by trained individuals is optional (use only for small trash-can-size fire). Yell out for help and keep the exit behind you. Upon emptying the extinguisher, immediately exit. Do not go back or re-enter the space if fire is still present. Activate the fire alarm pull station.
A hazardous material is defined as a substance or material that poses a risk to health, safety and property.
If you are involved or observe a hazardous material (biological, chemical, radiological, fuel or oil) spill, indient or release for which assistance is needed:
- Get to a safe area and call Environmental Health and Safety at 785-532-5856 and/or 911.
- If you can locate the diamong placard provide the responder the information on the card. If you're not able to safetly locate the placard, provide any of the folowing information that you can.
- Name of the material
- Quantity of the material
- Time of the incident
- Exact location of the incident
- If anyone is injured or exposed to material
- If a fire or explosion is involved
- Follow instructions provided by emergency responders.
- Remain in a safe area until released by emergency responders.
Do not attempt to lcean up a spill or release unless you are trained to do so and have the proper equipment.
For more information on training, reporting incidents and chemical management, visit the Environmental Health and Safety website.
Call 911 from any telephone. (If using campus phones, dial 9, then 911.) Describe the nature of the medical problem and the location of the emergency.
- Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen orappears to be in pain.
- Provide first aid to someone who is ill or injured and inneed of immediate care.
- Remain with the injured person until help arrives.
Ensure you have a way to receive watch and warning alerts during severe weather.
- Lightning: Seek shelter if possible or stay in your vehicle. Avoid open fields, trees, light poles and bodies of water.
- Hail: Get inside and stay away from windows; get off of athletic fields.
- Flooding: Do not drive or walk into flood waters – find an alternate route.
- Extreme heat: Stay hydrated and wear light clothing; if outside, wear sunscreen and take breaks.
- Extreme cold: Wear layers and dress warmly; have a backup power supply available.
Locate the tornado shelter signs in your building or ask your department head.
Outdoor sirens will sound and K-State Alerts will notify you when it is necessary to take cover.
- If outside, seek shelter immediately and stay indoors during the storm.
- Go to the interior hallways on the lowest level of the building.
- Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls and protect your head.
- Leave mobile homes, trailers and vehicles and go to a substantial structure.
Understanding the situations for wildfires is important. When your jurisdiction issues burn bans, or no burn orders, please obey them.
- Fire weather watch: Issued when upcoming conditions are favorable for possible fire weather conditions.
- Red flag warning: Issued when there is an ongoing or imminent critical fire weather.
- Clear brush away from your home and other structures.
- Clear your gutters and roof of debris.
- Have a basic emergency kit ready to go in case of evacuation.
- Plan escape routes.
- Review insurance policies to make sure you have adequate coverage on your property.
- Ensure you have a way to receive alert notifications.
- Do not light campfires, bonfires or open buring flames outside that could start a fire.
- If you smoke, make sure to extinguish entirely before you dispose of cigar/cigarette.
- Do not throw cigar/cigarette out of a window.