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Safety on Campus

Hood College is a great place to learn and grow. But any college campus, like any other community, has its share of accidents, crimes and injuries.

What should I know about safe practices on campus? 

Your safety at Hood starts with you. Do your part to protect against: 

  • Crime - Assault, murder, sexual assault, burglary, vandalism, auto theft and other crimes can endanger members of the College community.
  • Fire - On campus or off, a fire can destroy property and injure or kill people.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other drug problems - Too often, students don't realize the tragic effects of alcoholic beverages and other drug use until it's too late.
  • Accidents - Motor vehicle crashes and other accidents claim more young people's lives than all other causes combined.

People working together can do a lot to guard against campus hazards. Here's how... . 

  • Always follow campus fire rules.
  • Smoking - Be sure ashes are cold before dumping them. Never leave a burning cigarette, cigar or pipe unattended. Smoke only in designated areas.
  • Electrical Appliances - Irons, space heaters, hot plates, etc., should never be left unattended. Wait for them to cool before storing.
  • Open Flames - Follow campus rules about candles, incense, bottled gas appliances, etc.
  • Flammable Liquids - Most campuses ban them from residential buildings. If allowed, they should be used and stored according to campus rules.
  • Electrical Circuits - Too many cords plugged into one outlet can result in a dangerously overloaded circuit.
  • Trash - Store and dispose of trash properly so there's no chance of fire.

Know What to Do in Case of Fire on Campus. 

Know The Location of: 

  • Fire Extinguishers - Understand the correct types and how to use them.
  • Fire Alarms - An alarm sounded immediately can protect property and save lives.
  • Fire Exits - Know where they are and be sure they open easily and are free of trash or clutter.

If You Discover a Fire: 

  • Sound the alarm or call the switchboard immediately at ext. 3111
  • If there's no alarm, pound on doors and shout on your way out.
  • Leave the building immediately and direct the fire department to the fire.
  • Never enter a burning building.

If You're Inside:  

  • Use the fire exits. Never use an elevator.
  • Crawl to stay beneath smoke if necessary.
  • Don't open the door if the door knob or door is hot.
  • If you can't leave a room, open windows at the top and bottom, hang something out the window to attract attention and shout for help.
  • Don't jump from above the 2nd floor.

A Safe Campus Is Everyone's Right and Responsibility!!