- The president (or community outreach officer if the president is not present) takes charge.
- Call emergency number(s), usually 9-1-1, so appropriate emergency personnel (police, fire, and ambulance) can respond. Cooperate fully with the needs of any public safety organization seeking to help you or protect your safety.
- Restrict access to the house at once. The president must have complete control of the situation, and be aware of who is in the area. Permit only members and appropriate officials to enter.
- Assign one or more responsible members to calmly be at the door.
- Do not tamper with any part of the area involved in the incident specifically which might be construed as evidence or involved with the incident.
- Assemble members in a group (in case of fire, assemble outside, in front near the street). All should remain calm. Explain there is an emergency, but that it is under control. Remind members that only the president or community outreach officer can speak for the house—members are not to speak to anyone (including friends, girlfriends, parents, the university) about the crisis.
- Do not discuss details, speculate on events or otherwise elaborate on the situation.
- Fully cooperate with appropriate authorities.
- When the crisis has deescalated, fill out the appropriate incident report and other applicable paperwork.
- Police (Non-Emergency): (906) 228-0400
- Fire Department: (906) 228-0410
- Marquette General Hospital: (906) 228-9440
- Marquette General Health Systems: (906) 228-9440
- Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
- Animal Medical Center: (906) 226-7400
- NMU Public Safety: (906) 227-2151
- NMU Weather Hotline: (906) 227-2777