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Emergency Procedures

Medical and Other Emergencies

Call 911 to report an incident where immediate response is required by police, firefighters or paramedics. If using a cell phone, say “This is an ISU emergency,” so that the responder knows the emergency is on the Iowa State campus.

The College of Design has designated primary and secondary points of contact for medical and other emergencies in our building or the Armory. Michelle Rasmussen, director of student programs and services, (515) 294-0732, 297 Design, should be the first person you notify after 911 is called. If she is unavailable, please contact Seda McKilligan, associate dean for academic programs, (515) 294-0737, 134D Design. This is for student, staff and faculty emergencies. If a call comes in to the main office, Hope Kepler or one of the student assistants will notify Michelle Rasmussen and help with directing emergency personnel to the correct location.

Building Evacuation

In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation of the building, evacuation maps have been created for each floor and emergency procedures have been posted in each classroom. College of Design students, faculty and staff are asked to please familiarize yourself with this important safety information.

Bomb Threats

Most bomb threats are received by telephone. These incidents should be considered serious until proven otherwise. Act quickly, remain calm and use the following information for guidance.

Personal Safety

If you believe you are in danger or require immediate medical assistance, you should always dial 911. For non-emergencies, Iowa State University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) can be reached at (515) 294-4428. You are encouraged to program this number into your mobile device.

More information on Iowa State’s emergency procedures is available online.