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What to do in the event of an emergency


  1. DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON.
  2. Get under tables or desks where available – otherwise get to an inside wall or under an inside doorway.
  3. Drop to knees with back to windows, knees together.
  4. Clasp both hands firmly behind head, cover neck.
  5. Bury face in arms, PROTECT the head. CLOSE eyes tightly.
  6. Wait for instructions.
  7. Call 911 for police/fire/ambulance. Call 650-400-5837 for Security.


  1. Pull nearest fire alarm.
  2. CALL 911 for police/fire/ambulance. Call 650-400-5837 for Security.
  3. EVACUATE the area – stay at least 1000 feet away.
  4. Do not use elevators.
  5. In dense smoke, CRAWL on the floor to nearest exit.
  6. Report if someone is still in the building.
  7. Do not re-enter without Fire Department approval.

Active Assailant

  1. If there is a safe route, RUN to nearest exit. Have an escape route in mind. Don’t run in a straight line.
  2. Evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow. Leave your belongings behind.
  3. Help others escape if possible. Prevent others from entering an area where the assailant may be.
  4. If not able to get out safely, HIDE in an area where you are well hidden and protected from shots. Lock yourself in a room, turn off all lights, barricade door with heavy furniture, and turn off all noise producing objects including cell phones. Stay quiet.
  5. Spread out. Do not huddle in groups. Avoid going into areas such as restrooms. Hide behind large items like cabinets or desks. Improvise weapons.
  6. If assailant enters your area, FIGHT. Do whatever it takes to survive: Distract and overcome by throwing books, backpacks, or chairs. Improvise weapons. Act as aggressively as possible.
  7. Only when safe, call 911 for police.

Medical Emergencies

  1. Call 911 for police/fire/ambulance. Call 650-400-5837 for Security.
  2. REMAIN calm.
  3. Assess situation: Will you or the victim incur further injury?
  4. Check for consciousness cautiously. BEWARE if victim is in contact with electricity. If so, turn off electricity before touching the victim. Do not touch electrical wires.
  5. When you find someone unconscious, YELL for help and have someone bring the AED. (AEDs are located in every building.)
  6. Check for breathing and heartbeat. If either is absent, start hands-only CPR, pressing at 100 beats per minute.
  7. Continue CPR until AED arrives and someone has put it on the patient. The AED will determine if the patient needs to be shocked. It will tell you how to shock.
  8. CHECK for bleeding. Stop or control it if possible.
  9. Check for medical ID bracelets.

Suspicious Packages

  1. Do not TOUCH! LEAVE the area immediately.
  2. Call 911 for police/fire/ambulance. Call 650-400-5837 for Security.

Menlo College Emergen​cy Guide

Every member of Menlo College can become familiar with the Menlo College emergency guide. The guide gives a detailed plan of what to do in case of an emergency including an evacuation map. Emergency drills are also held to ensure that the community is well versed on evacuation procedures.

The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose annual information about crime on and near their respective campuses. The most recent report indicates that there have been no homicide, sexual offense, robbery, assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, or hate crime on Menlo College’s campus. A daily log that lists by date, all crimes reported to campus security is available for public inspection at the Security Office.

Every member of the campus community is asked to take responsibility for his/her own safety by practicing individual safety precautions and taking advantage of the available campus safety services. For further questions, please contact Director of Security Rick Edge at 650.543.4138. The Office of Security is watching out for you.

Emergency Information

Emergency Contacts

Campus security can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 650.400.5837.

Emergency Guide


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