In an effort to fully prepare our students to respond to an emergency, we have developed the following information for the campus community to review and use as needed.
Every on-campus residence hall is fully equipped with fire alarm and suppression systems. There are fire extinguishers located on every floor/wing of the building. Each on-campus apartment contains a fire extinguisher and CO2 detector. The University conducts fire drills every semester in conjunction with the Monmouth University Police Department and the campus fire safety official. Every room has an emergency evacuation route on the back of the door. Our fire alarm system is also tested by an outside agency every year. Below are the fire evacuation routes for each on-campus residence hall.
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For assistance in a medical or safety emergency, dial ext. 4444 from a University phone or pre-program 732-571-4444 into a cellular phone.
When the Monmouth University Police dispatcher answers:
Feel your room door with the back of your hand from top to bottom. If it is not hot, do the following:
What should I do if I am a sound sleeper or am hearing or visually impaired?
Failure to evacuate the building when the fire alarm is activated endangers your life and the life of rescue workers. Anyone who fails to evacuate the building during a fire alarm will be fined $100 and may be subject to further disciplinary action.
In addition, each resident is responsible for being familiar with the location of exits, fire extinguishers, and alarm pull stations. On the back of each residence hall room door, there is a floor plan indicating the nearest emergency exit. Residential Life staff will be happy to provide additional information or assistance in this area.
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In order to respond to any emergency or crisis properly, advance planning on your part is essential. If an emergency such as a pandemic occurs, the University may have to evacuate for some period of time. Be sure to think through your personal emergency plan to address the following issues:
The University may need to rely on phone and internet communications to remain in touch with you during a pandemic or other campus emergency. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. If you have changed your cellphone number or emergency contact information, please contact the Office of Residential Life at 732-571-3465 or email@example.com.
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air, and warmth. Experts recommend at least a two-week supply of non-perishable items, so that you do not need to go to the store very often.
For other suggested items, please visit: http://www.ready.gov/.
In the event of an emergency requiring the complete evacuation of Pier Village, the University Bluffs or the Monmouth University campus, students residing at Pier Village, and the University Bluffs should abide by the following procedures:
The decision to evacuate Pier Village will be made by the management staff operating those facilities in conjunction with the Residential Life staff. The University will decide about the evacuation of the University Bluffs. The decision to evacuate the University would be made by the University President or his/her designee in consultation with chair of the Crisis Management Team, and in conjunction with the Borough of West Long Branch, Office of Emergency Management. In the absence of the University President, the following chain of succession will be utilized: the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President of Administrative Services, and the Vice President of Student and Community Services.
Monmouth University Emergency Management
This manual is a handy reference guide to emergency management at Monmouth University. It is being distributed by the Monmouth University Crisis Management Team and the Monmouth University Police Department. It has been written in coordination with the West Long Branch Office of Emergency Management.
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