Emergency Procedures

These emergency procedures were developed by the Yeshiva University Department of Safety & Security to assist members of the campus community to report and deal with on and off campus emergency situations appropriately. It combines current Yeshiva University policies and procedures along with recommended guidelines from various government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, NYC Office of Emergency Management, NYC Fire Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Postal Service and the Centers for Disease Control. While it is impossible to produce a document that is all-inclusive, this publication addresses the most common emergencies that have occurred in the past and those that may occur in the future.

We all play a critical role during emergency response procedures. Students and visitors may not be thoroughly familiar with the campus, the hazards presented, or the procedures that should be followed to ensure their health and safety in the event of an emergency. They will depend on us for immediate direction and assistance.

Please become familiar with these procedures and review their contents at faculty and staff meetings. Your knowledge will make a difference during an emergency and could save lives.

If you have any questions concerning any of the information presented in these procedures, please e-mail murtha@yu.edu