Emergency Plans and Procedures

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How Do I Report an Emergency?

Contact the Auraria Campus Police Department:

  • Call 911 from a campus phone
  • Call 303-556-5000 from a cell phone
  • Text-a-Tip to 720-593-TIPS (8477)

Emergency Plans and Guides

Are You Ready? Emergency Procedures

Emergencies can range from severe weather, fire, or suspicious objects/people to a bomb threat or an active shooter.

Bomb Threat Evacuate the building; do NOT use cell phones or radios within 300 feet of the area suspected of containing the device.
Building Evacuations Use the building’s nearest exit; do NOT use elevators.
Fire Activate the nearest fire alarm and evacuate the building. Call the Auraria Campus Police Department—911 from a campus phone or 303-556-5000 from a cell phone.
Tornado or Earthquakes Find a designated underground shelter or move to an interior room/hallway. Position yourself beside, NOT under, a sturdy piece of furniture. Stay away from windows and do not open windows. 
Power Outage Move cautiously to a lighted area. Check our homepage for more information.
Suspicious Person or Object Call the Auraria Campus Police Department—911 from a campus phone or 303-556-5000 from a cell phone.

Guidelines on Reporting Medical Emergencies

The Auraria Campus Emergency Preparedness, Coordination, & Recovery Committee, in partnership with the Health Center at Auraria, provide the following guidelines for health-related emergencies that occur on the Auraria Campus:

All faculty, staff, and students should immediately contact the Auraria Campus Police Department (ACPD) at the first sign of a medical emergency.

  • From any campus landline, including classroom phones, dial 911
  • From a cell phone, dial ACPD Dispatch: 303-556-5000 (dialing 911 from a cell phone will delay response times)

Trained dispatchers will evaluate the medical emergency and dispatch appropriate resources, which may include Denver Health Paramedics, the Denver Fire Department, and or Health Center at Auraria providers. 

Some individuals experiencing a medical problem may request that the ACPD not be contacted and/or to not have an ambulance dispatched to the scene for their medical condition (e.g., for some seizure disorders.) However, this could have grave consequences for the individual experiencing a medical issue. It is advised that the ACPD is contacted immediately, regardless of such a request, and that trained personnel respond to the emergency.

When an ambulance arrives, any patient has the right to refuse a hospital transport, if they are deemed by the medical personnel on scene to be coherent to make personal medical decisions. 

These guidelines are in place to protect all parties, as well as to ensure that the campus community remains safe during medical emergencies.

Automated External Defibrillator Program

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are in all major campus buildings as a safety measure for cardiac crisis events. These portable devices are located in easy-access points, primarily on the first floor of buildings. In buildings you frequent, please be aware of where you can find the closest AED. The AED will coach untrained responders on operating the device with voice commands. It checks for heart rhythm and will send an electric shock to restore the heart back to a normal rhythm if it is deemed necessary.

The Campus AED Program Guide outlines the availability, maintenance, and proper use of AEDs on the Auraria Campus. In addition, it outlines roles and responsibilities to ensure program compliance and success.