Paul College Emergency Preparedness

Paul College Safety Committee

The Paul College Safety Committee is an initiative born out of the Dean’s Staff Advisory Committee and with support of the Dean. The committee seeks to address areas of concern regarding safety, and to provide resources to faculty/staff enabling employees to become knowledgeable in the event of an emergency in the Paul College building. The Safety Committee seeks to provide faculty/staff with various safety training sessions as needed.

Committee Members:    

Ashley Lapp​*, Chair
Dan Remar*, Vice Chair
Jason Cannon*

Karie Fisher*
Ashley Lapp*
Carl Lindblade

Lisa Pappajohn*
Tom Trela*
(​​*CPR/AED certified)

 

 

 

 

Resources

  1. Register for the UNH campus alert system: alert.unh.edu
  2. Download the UNH LiveSafe app: http://www.unh.edu/upd/livesafe-app 
  3. UNH Police Department: http://www.unh.edu/upd 
  4. Emergency Poster
  5. Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT): http://www.unh.edu/upd/behavioral-intervention-team or contact the BIT at (603) 862-2053.
  6. Kognito - Identifying Students at Risk: An Online Training Simulation for Faculty, Staff and Students: https://www.unh.edu/counseling-center/kognito. This program will assist faculty, staff and students to better identify and refer at risk students to the Counseling Center using four different programs: At Risk for Staff/Faculty, At Risk for Students, Veterans on Campus, and LGBTQ on Campus.
    General Evacuation and Accountability Guidelines

    “ - Keep calm

    • If you are responsible for announcing an evacuation, give clear, loud and succinct instructions.
    • Assist persons with walking or mobility disabilities to the first floor and to an Assembly Area and call for help.
    • Instructors should lead their students and remain together.
    • Emergency coordinators and leaders should check rooms on their way out.
    • Follow the evacuation routes as posted.
    • Assemble at the designated Assembly Area.
    • Emergency coordinators, leaders and instructors should account for faculty, staff and students at designated Assembly Areas.
    • Do not reenter the building until responding emergency personnel (i.e. police or fire) announce that it is safe to do so.

    Following an evacuation, there are two exterior Assembly Areas for Paul College occupants to meet at, as listed below. Assembly Areas are identified on the evacuation route maps and are assigned by floor.

    - Sidewalk in front of Stoke Hall

    - Across Courtyard at Health Services

    Building EC, Floor Leaders, and instructors are responsible for accounting for faculty, staff, students and visitors at their designated Assembly Areas. Instructors and Floor Leaders will notify the Building EC of any persons not accounted for.” 

    - excerpt taken from Paul College Emergency Action Plan

    It is a violation of UNH policy to not evacuate the building when an alarm sounds.


    Building Emergency Coordinator: Tom Trela

    Assistant Building Emergency Coordinator: Ashley Lapp

    Floor Leaders:
    Donna Aube, G15 (Cornerstone)
    Kevin Poliquin, 163
    Jason Cannon, 270L
    Wendy Harris, 201 (Faro Suite)
    Laura Hill, 360H
    Steve Ciccone, 355E
    Dan Remar, 317
    Heather Smith, 334
    Karie Fisher, 310Q (Dean’s Suite)

    Evacuation Routes

    Each floor in Paul College has its own evacuation route. In the event of an emergency, drill, or evacuation from Paul College, please exit the building following the evacuation route nearest to you. All evacuation routes lead building occupants to one of two designated Assembly Areas outside Paul College: Stoke Hall or Health Services. Please also note the designated Areas of Rescue in Paul College (the landing area on Floors 1, 2, and 3 of the stairwell closest to the elevators) in the event that you cannot make it down the stairs to exit the building.

    Upcoming Training Sessions

    Active Shooter/Campus Emergency Training Session
    with Paul Dean, Chief of UNH Police

    Future Sessions TBA
    1 hr. training, followed by ½ hr. Q & A

    Questions or Inquiries? Please contact Ashley Vogl at Ashley.Vogl@unh.edu

    UNH Office of Emergency Management

    Under the general direction of the Chief of Police, the Emergency Management Division coordinates emergency planning initiatives for the University. The Emergency Management Division also serves as a Liaison to local Police, Fire and EMS Departments as well as local hospital emergency departments. The division serves as the liaison to State of NH Homeland Security & Emergency Management as well as to Federal Partners.

    The division oversees the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) program for the University.  It is responsible for the placement and upkeep of all AEDs on UNH properties. It also assists in the instruction of CPR and AEDs.

    Evacuations for Persons with Disabilities

    “In the event of an evacuation, the Building EC and Floor Leaders should be aware of persons with disabilities who work in their areas or are students or visitors.  Although some disabilities are evident, many are not.  An evacuation procedure should be prearranged between the disabled individuals and people who will be assisting them.  When developing and implementing an evacuation procedure, the following information should be considered:

    • Self-closing fire-rated doors protect all exit corridors and stairwells. These are the safest areas during an emergency. Do not use elevators as a means for evacuation. 
    • For individuals unable to use the stairs to evacuate, designated “Areas of Refuge” are located in the North Stairwells floors 1, 2, and 3. Emergency phones are located in these areas for persons to call for assistance. 
    • Do not carry an individual unless trained to do so or danger is imminent.
    • For visually impaired persons, offer your arm for guidance and explain the situation and where you are taking them.
    • For hearing impaired persons, write a quick note explaining the situation and what to do.
    • For individuals with an anxiety or panic disorder use a calm voice to explain the situation and personally guide them to safety.

    Persons in wheelchairs:

    - Should be able to exit safely from the ground floor.

    - Do not attempt to lift a person from their wheelchair. Lifting them may be dangerous to their well-being and yours."

    -excerpt taken from Paul College Emergency Action Plan