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
- 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!!