Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

Personal Preparedness

  • Remain calm.
  • Know who to contact for different types of emergencies, both to obtain assistance and report problems within your department.
  • Be vigilant in your areas and report situations which seem dangerous or suspicious.
  • Review other safety resources such as the annual Playing it Safe guide from HUPD, resources available from UHS, guidance from your local HR department or supervisor, and for helpful tips and advice.
  • Take personal responsibility for your own preparedness by educating and equipping yourself for an emergency.
  • Know the evacuation routes and meeting locations for your office and places you visit during the business day.
  • Know your school or department policies regarding emergencies.
  • Know how you will get information from your school/department during an emergency. 

Harvard University
Police Department (HUPD)


Urgent: 617-495-1212
Longwood: 617-432-1212
Business: 617-495-1215

Visit the HUPD website for more information.