Heightened Security is not intended to induce fear and panic. People should go about their normal business while paying particular attention to their surroundings.
Be aware of and report to Public Safety the following conditions at (718) 631-6320 or if off-campus notify outside law enforcement at 911:
Closely monitor news reports and Emergency Alert System (EAS) radio/TV stations.
Expect delays, searches of purses and bags, and restricted access to public buildings.
Expect traffic delays and restrictions.
Take personal security precautions to avoid becoming a victim of crime or terrorist attack.
Avoid crowded public areas and gatherings.
Do not travel into areas affected by the attack or is an expected terrorist target.
Keep emergency supplies accessible and automobile fuel tank full.
Be prepared to evacuate your home or shelter in place on order of local authorities.
Develop and review family emergency plans.
Be prepared for disasters and family emergencies.
Increase family emergency preparedness by purchasing supplies, food, and storing water.
Assist neighbors who may need help.
Avoid passing unsubstantiated information and rumors.
Continue normal activities but be watchful for suspicious activities. Report criminal and suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Continue to enjoy individual freedom. Participate freely in travel, work, and recreational activities.
Take a first aid and CPR classes.
Become active in your local Neighborhood Crime Watch program.
Network with your family, neighbors, and community for mutual support during a disaster or terrorist attack.
Learn what critical facilities are located in your community and report suspicious activities at or near these sites.
Contact local officials to learn about specific hazards in your community.
Increase individual or family emergency preparedness through training, maintaining good physical fitness and health, and storing food, water, and emergency supplies.
Be familiar with local natural and technological (man made) hazards in your community and what measures you can take to protect your family.
Keep recommended immunizations up-to-date.
Know how to turn off your power, gas, and water service to your house.
Know what hazardous materials are stored in your home and how to properly dispose of unneeded chemicals.
Support the efforts of your local emergency responders (public safety, fire fighters, law enforcement and emergency medical service).
Volunteer to assist and support the community emergency response agencies.
If you have any non-emergency questions related to this Safety Advisory, please feel free to call Public Safety at ext. 6320.
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