EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMMUNICATION


The university is taking appropriate actions to ensure our campus is prepared to provide as safe and normal an environment as possible in these uncertain times. There are three web sites with valuable information:
http://www.ready.gov

http://www.redcross.org

http://www.knowhat2do.com/

Communication during an emergency is critical, and there are things we ask each of you to do to assist TCU :

  • When on campus, call TCU police at 817.257.7777 instead of 911 in case of emergency. This actually minimizes response time as campus police are able to assist emergency responders navigate the campus and get to you sooner. Program 817.257.7777 into your cell phones for on-campus emergencies.
  • Update your local and emergency contact information on file with TCU. We will only be able to contact your spouse or other family member in an emergency if this information is current. Faculty and staff can go to my.tcu.edu on the Human Resources Employee Self-Service webpage.
  • Call home to let your family know you are safe. We expect campus phone lines could be overrun with incoming calls once an emergency occurs in our area or on campus. You can help keep phone lines open and campus operating as normally as possible by calling home and telling your family you are safe.
  • Communicate a designated meeting place to your family. If you choose to leave campus in an emergency, make sure your family knows where you will go if you are not heading home (a colleague’s home, for instance) and how they can reach you there.

Should any emergency situation require a change in campus operations, that information will be communicated to you as we have done in the past with weather-related closings :