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Security Systems and Services
Blue Light Telephones
The campus is equipped with outdoor emergency “blue light” telephones, these two-way call boxes are located strategically around campus. They allow an individual in need of assistance to speak directly with the Public Safety Department. Activation of the call button on the pedestal “blue light” model immediately identifies the caller’s location, and the Public Safety Department will direct the appropriate emergency response team to the caller. All “blue light” telephones are equipped with a bright blue light which stays illuminated at all times to ensure visibility. Please use them only in the case of an emergency.
These two-way call boxes are located strategically around campus. They allow an individual in need of assistance to speak directly with the Public Safety Department. Activation of the call button on these yellow box style phones immediately identifies the caller’s location, and the Public Safety Department will direct the appropriate emergency response team to the caller. Please use them only in the case of an emergency.
Card Access System
All residence hall buildings as well as several other buildings on campus are equipped with card access systems to help ensure security within the building.
Closed circuit security cameras are strategically placed throughout campus to help ensure the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff and guests. These cameras are also used to aid the Public Safety Department with investigations.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
All Public Safety Department Officers are CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certified. AED’s are carried in each patrol vehicle and are also strategically located across campus.
In the event of a medical emergency the Public Safety Department will respond and make the determination if Valley Ambulance Authority (VAA) need to be contacted for further evaluation or transport to a local hospital for necessary treatment.
Emergency Response Flip Chart
The Emergency Response Flip Chart is intended to provide members of the university with guidance should an emergency occur. It is not meant to take the place of the larger detailed emergency response plans developed by the Safety Committee.
This chart is placed in every building and classroom throughout the university.
All members of the Robert Morris University community should familiarize themselves with the content contained within this guide.
It should be kept in an area which will allow for easy access should it be needed in the event of an emergency.
Each of the sub-committees developed this flipchart and information contained within as part of the overall University Safety Committee Process.
Fire and Protection Alarms
All Robert Morris University buildings are equipped with fire, elevator safety and area intrusion alarms monitored by Guardian Protection Services 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. In case of an alarm activation, the Public Safety Department is notified of the type of alarm along with the specific location and will direct the appropriate emergency response team to the call.
Fire Pull Stations
Fire alarm pull-stations are connected to a building fire protection system that sends a signal to Public Safety. Activating a fire pull-station will trigger the evacuation of the building and elicit a police and fire department response.
Fire Evacuation Maps
Fire evacuation maps are located strategically throughout every building on campus depicting the buildings blue print along with primary and secondary exits in case of an emergency. These maps also show locations of all Fire Pull Stations and Fire Extinguishers located throughout the building.
Fire extinguishers are provided near the entrance to each stairwell on every floor. Each apartment kitchen is equipped with an ABC chemical extinguisher located under the sink. All University buildings are also equipped with sprinkler systems and smoke detectors.
If you discover smoke or a fire in a building