Emergency Preparedness

Step 1

Step 2

  • Understand that all situations cannot predicted here
  • Remember your A-B-C’s
    • A – Assess the situation determine if you should evacuate or use containment procedures
    • B – Before doing either, visually note your surroundings for hazards (i.e. noises, alarms etc)
    • C – Call Public Safety and Communicate incident location, type and injuries

Step 3

  • Not every incident requires evacuation, but may require building containment.
  • Containment procedures are used when a hazard exists and it is not safe to leave your campus residence, office, classroom, or building.
  • Learn the evacuation & containment procedures provided

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Emergency Response Plan

Download University of Detroit Mercy's Emergency Response Plan and use the search feature on the PDF (Ctrl+F) to find essential information on handling possible emergency situations in the following specific crisis protocols:

  • Active Shooter
  • Bomb Threat
  • Chemicals or Hazardous Materials
  • Earthquake
  • Electrical or Lighting Failure
  • Elevator Malfunction
  • Fire, Explosion or Smoke
  • Gas Leak
  • Plumbing Failure or Flood
  • Severe Weather
  • Steam Line Failure
  • Suspicious Package
  • Tornado
  • Ventilation Problem

Roles and other procedures in an Emergency

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    Emergency Declaration

    The president or designee (most senior executive officer when president is unavailable) shall declare a state of emergency when, upon recommendation of the director of Public Safety, it is deemed necessary to activate emergency procedures and/or close all or part of the University.

    The president or designee can convene the President's Council as the situation dictates.

    The president or designee shall declare an end to the state of emergency when hazards no longer exist.

    The following is the list in order of successions as to who has decision-making responsibility in case of an emergency at University of Detroit Mercy:

    1. President
    2. Vice president of Academic Affairs
    3. Vice president of Business and Finance
    4. Vice president of Enrollment and Student Affairs
    5. Vice president of University Advancement
    6. Associate vice president of Facilities Management
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    First Responder Role

    The first responder is the person who discovers that a problem exists.

    A specific protocol has been developed for most scenarios. However, a first responder has a general role to play.

    Procedure

    1. IMMEDIATELY go to a safe location and call Public Safety.
    2. When calling, identify your location.
    3. Determine the pertinent information (Who? What? When? Where? How? etc.).
    4. Provide all appropriate information regarding the problem.
    5. Help keep people calm until the proper authorities arrive.
    6. After the emergency is over, the first responder will need to verify with the Department of Public Safety the situation at the start of the incident to ensure accuracy of Aftermath Records.
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    Building Coordinator Role

    Building coordinators are responsible for assisting the Department of Public Safety in developing and maintaining individual, site-specific Evacuation and Containment Plans for each campus building.

    General Responsibilities

    • Knowing the location and approximate quantities of hazardous materials.
    • Being aware of employees with mobility problems.
    • Knowing the location of emergency pull alarms, fire extinguishers, emergency telephones and exits.
    • Ensuring the display of emergency evacuation route maps.
    • Alerting building occupants to practice drills and the specific gathering point for the building.
    • Identifying floor coordinators, if necessary, to assist in accounting for occupants of each floor.

    Incident Management

    In an evacuation or containment of the occupants of a building, the Building Coordinator is responsible for:

    • Assisting occupants in quickly proceeding to the evacuation or containment gathering point.
    • Accounting for occupants.
    • Notifying emergency personnel of occupants who are not accounted for.
    • Alerting occupants at the gathering point if there is a need for them to move to another location.
    • Identify the appropriate person to complete an Aftermath Assessment Report and notify the director of the Department of Public Safety at publicsafety@manufacturedconsensus.net.

    Emergency Response Coordinators

    McNichols Campus Building and Floor Coordinators

    Building

    Location

    Coordinator

    Campus #

    Email

    Architecture

    Building Coordinator

    Dan Pitera

    313-993-1532

    piteradw@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Architecture

    LL Coordinator

    Noah Resnick

    313-993-1531

    resnicsns@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Architecture

    First Floor Coordinator

    Brigette Murphy- Barbee

    313-993-1533

    murphybr@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Architecture

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Cheryl Baxter

    313-993-1533

    needhaca@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Briggs

    Building Coordinator

    Lezly Pruitt

    313-993-1287

    pruittls@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Briggs

    Alternate

    Angela Davis

    313-993-0434

    davisam3@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Calihan Hall

    Building Coordinator

    Timothy Fair

    313-993-1700

    fairtr@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Calihan Hall

    Alternate

    Mike Miller

    313-993-1740

    millerma@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Calihan Hall

    Alternate

    Nicholas Wilson

    313-993-1700

    wilsonne@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Calihan Hall

    Alternate

    Peter Gradowski

    313-993-1700

    gradowpj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Chemistry

    Building Coordinator

    Mat Mio

    313-993-1188

    miomj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Chemistry

    LL Coordinator

    Meghann Murray

    313-993-1259

    murraymm@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Chemistry

    First Floor Coordinator

    Jane Schley

    313-993-1258

    schleyja@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Chemistry

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Mark Benvenuto

    313-993-1184

    benvenma@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    Building Coordinator

    Renee Sumpter

    313-993-3297

    sumptere@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    Alternate

    Lauren Paton

    313-993-2452

    sackeyle@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    LL Coordinator

    Liz Boyar

    313-993-2445

    turzael@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    First Floor Coordinator

    Renee Sumpter

    313-993-3297

    sumptere@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Yvonne King

    313-993-1762

    kingyv@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    Third Floor Coordinator

    Renee Courtney

    313-993-1272

    courtnrk@manufacturedconsensus.net

    CHP

    Fourth Floor Coordinator

    Kathy Putnam

    313-993-4406

    putmanka@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Commerce & Finance

    Building Coordinator

    Leonard Kloft

    313-993-1118

    kloftlj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Commerce & Finance

    LL Coordinator

    Leonard Kloft

    313-993-1118

    kloftlj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Commerce & Finance

    First Floor Coordinator

    Wendy Marshall

    313-993-1200

    marshawl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Commerce & Finance

     Second Floor Coordinator

    LySandra C. Hill

    313-993-1204

    hilllc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Engineering

    Building Coordinator

    Karla Lewis

    313-993-1217

    lewiskm2@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Engineering

    First Floor Coordinator

    Robert Wade Burke

    313-993-3369

    burkerw@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Engineering

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Carolyn Rimle

    313-993-3362

    rimlec@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Engineering

    Third Floor Coordinator

    Bruce Balconi

    313-993-1657

    balconbj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Facility Operations

    Building Coordinator

    Bryana Borders

    313-993-1240

    borderbl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Facility Operations

    Building Alternate

    Sandra Twymon-Orr

    313-993-1240

    twymonsa@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Ford Life Sciences

    Building Coordinator

    Lalisha Griffin

    313-993-1180

    griffilb@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Ford Life Sciences

    First Floor Coordinator

    Maris Polanco

    313-993-1180

    polancmc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Ford Life Sciences

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Jim Graves

    313-993-1162

    gravesjf@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Ford Life Sciences

    Third Floor Coordinator

    Greg Grabowski

    313-993-1194

    grabowkgm@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Gardella House

    Building Coordinator

    Delanda Dixon

    313-993-3250

    dixondr@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Gardella House

    Building Alternate

    Nicholas Rombes

    313-993-1085

    rombesnd@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Lansing-Reilly Hall

    Building Coordinator

    Ruth Fichter

    313-993-1663

    fichtere@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Lansing Reilly Hall

    Building Alternate

    Fr. Gilbert Sunghera

    313-993-1625

    408-398-3381

    sunghegi@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Building Coordinator

    Marilyn Dow

    313-993-1090

    dowmk@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    LL Coordinator

    Kris McLonis

    313-578-0457

    mclonika@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    LL Alternate

    Joshua Duffy

    313-993-1073

    duffyjo@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    First Floor Coordinator

    George Libbey

    313-993-1078

    libbeygh@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    First Floor Alternates

    All Reference Librarians

    313-993-1071

    edesk@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Second Floor Coordinator and Second Floor Stacks

    Nicole Shorter

    313-993-1152 

    shortens@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Second Floor Alternates and Second Floor Stacks

    All Circulation Staff

    313-993-1795

    circulation@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Third Floor Coordinator

    Mike Verdusco

    313-993-1299

    verdusmi@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Third Floor Alternate

     

    Erin Bell

    313-993-1104

     

    bellee@manufacturedconsensus.net 

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Fourth Floor Coordinator

     

    Allen Seales

     

    313-993-1535

     

    sealesav@manufacturedconsensus.net

     

    Library Teaching and Learning Center

    Fourth Floor Alternate

    Erica Graze

    313-993-1811

    grazeem@manufacturedconsensus.net 

    Reno Hall

    Building Coordinator

    Valerie Williams

    313-578-0392

    williamvw@manufacturedconsensus.net

     

    Reno Hall

    LL Coordinator

    Valerie Williams

    313-578-0392

    williamvw@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Reno Hall

    First Floor Coordinator

    Nancy O'Shea

    313-993-1464

    osheana@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Reno Hall

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Valerie Williams

    313-578-0365

    williamvw@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Reno Hall

    Second Floor  Alternate

    Richard Rockwell

    313-993-3276

    rrockwel@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Residential Housing

    Residential Housing Coordinator

    Sandra Alef

    313-993-1231

    alefsj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Residential Housing

    Residential Housing Alternate

    Mike Cunningham

    313-993-1685

    cunninmp@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Residence Hall Holden

    Building Coordinator

    Adrianna Haralampopoulos

    313-993-2562

    haralaar@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Residence Hall Shiple

    Building Coordinator

    Amir Radmanseh

    313-993-1788

    radmanam@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Residence Hall Quads

    Building Coordinator

    Mike Cunningham

    313-993-1685

    cunninmp@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Student Fitness Center

    Building Coordinator

    Deanna Blevins

    313-993-1783

    humphrdc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Student Fitness Center

    Alternate

    Mike Wynn 313-993-1783 wynnmi@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Student Union

    Building Coordinator

    Lisa B. MacDonnell 313-993-1455 macdonnl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Student Union

    First Floor Student Accounting/Registrar Coordinator

    Cheryl Stycznski 313-993-1421 styczycl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Student Union

    First Floor Student Accounting/Registrar Alternate

    Diane Praet 313-993-3133 praetdm@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union First Floor Admissions Coordinator Theresa Carson 313-993-3309 carsonta@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union First Floor Admissions Alternate
    Student Union Second Floor Marcom Coordinator Gary Erwin 313-578-0339 erwingj@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Marcom Alternate Arnold D'Ambrosio 313-993-1025 dambroaa1@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Human Resources Coordinator Netina Anding-Moore 313-993-1524 andingnv@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Finance Coordinator Kim Koelb 313-993-1263 koelbkj@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Finance Alternate Victoria Spallone 313-993-1268 spallovl@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Metz Catering Coordinator Randy Fowler 313-993-1683 ma4037@metzcorp.com
    Student Union Second Floor Executive Suite Coordinator Cassandra Wadley 313-993-1457 wadleycd@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Second Floor Executive Suite Alternate
    Student Union Lower Level IT Coordinator Ed Tracy 313-993-1554 tracyeg@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Lower Level Student Life Coordinator Dorothy Stewart 313-993-1033 steward@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Lower Level Student Life Alternate Adam Hollman 313-993-1154 hollmaap@manufacturedconsensus.net
    Student Union Lower Level Bookstore Coordinator

    Corktown Campus and Floor Coordinators

    Building

    Location

    Coordinator

    Campus #

    Email

    Clinic Building

    Building Coordinator

    Gwendolyn Graham

    313-494-6623

    campbegd@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor South Coordinator

    Delonda Spearman

    313-494-6786

    germandl@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor South Alternate

    Rowena Filary

    313-494-6953

    filaryrj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor North Coordinator

    Stephanie Banks 313-494-6648 banksst@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor North Alternate

    Kristie Jones

    313-494-6658

    joneska9@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor West Coordinator

    Kendra Towns

    313-494-6647

    townskd@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    First Floor West Alternate

    Karen Lane

    313-494-6933

    lanekj@udmery.edu

    Clinic Building

    Second Floor Coordinator

    Gwendolyn Graham

    313-494-6623

    campbegd@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    Third Floor Coordinator

    Carry Travis

    313-494-6780

    traviscm@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    Third Floor Alternate

     

     

     

    Clinic Building

    Fourth Floor Coordinator

    Crystal Becker

    313-494-6621

    walikacm@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Clinic Building

    Fourth Floor Alternate

    Errin Colvin

    313-494-6620

    colvinen@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Classroom Building

    Building Coordinator

    Sheroyn Jones

    313-494-6720

    jonessj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Classroom Building Alternate

    Jennifer May

    313-494-6721

    mayje@manufacturedconsensus.net


    Riverfront Campus Building and Floor Coordinators

    Building

    Location

    Coordinator

    Campus #

    Email

    Law School

    Building Coordinator

    Kurt Godfryd 313-596-0207 godfrykj@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Alternate

    Yvette Chapman 313-596-0224

    champayv@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    First Floor Coordinator

    James Williams

    313-596-9407

    williajc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    First Floor West Coordinator

    Stephanie Winbigler

    313-596-9841

    wingbigsn@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Lower Level

    Don Barnes

    313-993-1240

    barnesdp@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Larned Doors

    Daniela Iacoban

    313-596-9810

    iacobada@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Faculty Lot Gate

    James Williams

    313-596-0254

    williajc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Second Floor West Coordinator

    Layla Berry

    313-596-0210

    berrylr@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Second Floor East Coordinator

    Chris Congdon

    313-596-9835

    congdorc@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Third Floor West Coordinator

    Sarah Garrison

    313-596-0226

    garrissi@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law School

    Third Floor East Coordinator

    Julia Belian

    313-596-0225

    belianju@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law Clinic

    Building Coordinator

    Rebecca Nowak

    313-596-9409

    simkinrg@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law Clinic

    Alternate

    Tonisha Williams

    313-596-9410

    bowentr1@manufacturedconsensus.net

    Law Library

    Building Coordinator

    Patrick Meyer

    313-596-0240

    meyerpj@manufacturedconsensus.net

     Law Library

    Alternate

    Stephanie McCoy

    313-596-9446

    mccoysn@manufacturedconsensus.net

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    Emergency Media Information Center

    The Media Information Center is the location where media gather in one room to be briefed on an emergency.  This will facilitate the rapid dissemination of timely, accurate information and help alleviate confusion and uncertainty. There has been a specific area designated for this purpose, should the need arise. Campus Media Information Centers are listed on pages 3-5 of the full Emergency Response Plan.

    Our goal and commitment to the University community is to keep you and your family current with the state of our emergency and provide as much pertinent information to keep you updated.

    The University standard is to activate the Emergency Alert System (EAS) when ongoing circumstances compromise normal business operations affecting all or a portion of our campuses. The Emergency Alert System will notify registered individuals by using text messages, emails and prerecorded voice messages onto cell phones, landline home phones, pagers or PDAs.

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    Emergency Aftermath Assessment Report

    During an emergency there may be many University departments as well as outside emergency personnel involved in neutralizing the problem. Specific individuals throughout the emergency process will document pertinent information. The collected information should be documented on a Aftermath Assessment Report once the emergency ends.

    All completed forms must be submitted to the director of the Department of Public Safety at publicsafety@manufacturedconsensus.net for further processing. This report shall be submitted no later than 24 hours after the affected area is returned to normal.

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    Evacuation and Safety Drills

    The Department of Public Safety and Detroit Mercy's Emergency Response Planning Committee will conduct emergency evacuation exercises, in order to train employees on emergency procedures, and to examine existing procedures and solicit feedback on drill success and modifications that could reduce vulnerabilities.

    • Always treat an emergency signal as an actual emergency situation.
    • Always leave the building through the closest exist when you evacuate.
    • Know multiple exit routes from all buildings you frequent.
    • Know and follow emergency ABC’s
    • Prepare for an emergency situation by staying current on readiness information.
    • Know what's expected of you during an emergency and how you can get help.

    In the event of an actual evacuation, please note:

    • Be calm and carefully give all information requested.
    • Evacuate building IMMEDIATELY upon order or when audio or visual alarms are activated.
    • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
    • Treat all alarms as notification of an actual emergency.
    • Do not spend time getting personal items.
    • If smoke is present, stay close to the floor.
    • If safe, turn off laboratory gases and electrical equipment.
    • If you're able, assist anyone with mobility difficulty to a stairwell landing or exit.
    • All faculty and staff should help direct students and visitors to obey evacuation orders.
    • All University employees are responsible to know the location of exits and be able to identify their building's evacuation route(s) in an emergency.
    • Designated building coordinators shall ensure, to the extent practical, that the site-specific Evacuation Plan of their building is followed and that the evacuation of the facility proceeds until emergency personnel arrive.
    • Exit the building using the nearest marked exit and posted evacuation route.
    • Proceed to the designated gathering point shown on the emergency information posting.
    • Notify emergency personnel of the exact location of anyone having difficulty evacuating the building.
    • Do not return to the building unless directed by the Department of Public Safety or University official. 
    • Emergency response personnel will direct you if it will be necessary to proceed to another location.
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    Containment and Shelter Procedures

    There may be instances when remaining indoors will be the safest course of action to take. In those instances, the Building Containment Procedure will be used. The first person to discover that a hazardous situation exists outside of the building should immediately notify the University official in the building or call the Department of Public Safety at 313-993-1234.

    • Be calm and carefully give all information requested.
    • Upon notification that a building containment is ordered, faculty members are to first turn off all laboratory gases before proceeding to containment areas.
    • All occupants are to proceed to the building containment area shown on building containment map(s) posted in building.
    • All faculty and staff should assist in directing occupants to containment area(s).
    • Be mindful of people with mobility limitations.
    • University employees are responsible to know the location of the building containment areas.
    • Designated building coordinators shall ensure, to the extent practical, that their building's site specific Building Containment Plan is followed until emergency personnel arrive.
    • Call Public Safety at 313-993-1234 or from a McNichols Campus phone at 1-2-3-4.
    • Obey directions of emergency response personnel and Building Coordinator(s).
    • All occupants are to remain at the containment location until directed to leave by emergency personnel or University official.
    • If you are directed to leave the building, DO NOT re-enter until emergency personnel gives the order to do so.

    Once you hear the containment Alert Signal you should immediately seek shelter.

    • Move to the interior hallways in the basement or lowest floor.
    • Avoid areas with glass, shelving or heavy equipment.
    • If possible, seek shelter under a desk.
    • Sit on the floor and cover your head with your arms.
    • Remain at this location until the Department of Public Safety or University official tells you it is safe to leave.