First Contact: Designated Emergency Response Number 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)
Second Contact: Security 419-448-2211 (2211 from a campus phone)
Third Contact: Krammes Service Center 419-448-2391
Hazardous materials come in four forms: Explosives, Flammable and Combustible Substances, Poisons, and Radioactive Materials.
If a chemical spill occurs:
- Report any spillage of hazardous chemicals immediately to the Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division by 911 (9-911 from a campus phone).
- Then call Campus Security 419-448-2211 (2211 from a campus phone).
- Avoid contact with spilled liquids, airborne mists, or condensed solid chemical deposits.
- If possible, avoid inhaling gases, fumes, and smoke by covering the nose and mouth.
- If toxic chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clear water.
- Avoid contact with exposed individuals.
- Vacate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination. If possible vacate the area in the direction upwind from the source.
- Wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
- Follow decontamination instructions from local authorities.
If a chemical fire occurs:
- Remain calm
- Call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone).
- If the fire is small and you have received training, attempt to put it out with a fire extinguisher or other available means. Do not jeopardize your personal safety.
- Never allow the fire to come between you and the exit.
- Evacuate your area if you are unable to put out the fire. Close doors and windows behind you to confine the fire. Proceed to exit.
- Do not break windows. A fire needs oxygen.
- Do not attempt to save possessions at the risk of personal injury.
- Once outside, move to a safe area away from the building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergrency vehicles and personnel.
- Do not return to the emergency area until instructed to do so by Police or Fire Department officials.
Note: All chemical spills and fires, no matter how small, should be reported. Planning includes training in proper use of fire extinguishers and knowing their location.