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Safety Resources

Emergency 911 Phones

emergency 911 phoneRed Emergency (911) Phones have been installed in the tornado shelter areas of campus buildings. When you lift the handset it will automatically dial 911 and reach Shawnee County Emergency Communications. The phones should only be used for reporting emergencies such as health or personal safety issues. Please note this is not a house phone or local access phone. 

University Police will be able to call the phones to announce to occupants of the area when a tornado warning has been lifted and it is safe to exit the tornado shelters.

Severe Weather Shelter Locations

Benton Hall – lower level corridor

Bradbury Thompson Center – basement corridor

Garvey Fine Arts Center – basement corridor

Henderson Learning Resource Center – basement corridors

KTWU Building – lower level corridors

Living Learning Center – lower level mechanical room

Mabee Library – lower level hallway & restrooms

Morgan Hall – basement corridor in west wing

Petro Allied Health Center – lower level corridor

School of Law – Rms.  100, 102 113, 134

Stoffer Science Hall – basement corridor

Student Recreation and Wellness Center – restrooms

Washburn Village -  Commons Bldg, basement

Safety Links

Bomb Threat Checklist

Building Evacuations

Building Evacuations for individuals with disabilities

Microwave Safety Information

Cooking Safety Information

Safety in Places of Public Assembly Information

Campus Fire Safety Information

Local Weather Information:

NOAA Weather Topeka

WIBW - Channel 13 

KSNT - Channel 27 

National Level: 

US State Dept

International Travel - sub of state dept

Homeland Security

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management

NOAA - National Weather Service - Topeka 

OSHA - Occupational Safety & Health

NFPA - National Fire Protection Agency

Pandemic Flu

Consumer Product Safety

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control

National Safety Council

American Red Cross 

Red Cross Emergency & First Aid Kits

(subsite of Red Cross)

State Level:
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Kansas Dept of Transportation 
KS Traffic & Travel Info - subsite of KDOT
Kansas Road Conditions - subsite of KDOT
Kansas State Fire Marshal
Kansas Highway Patrol

City and County Level: 
City of Topeka: Police & Fire
Shawnee County Health Department
Shawnee County Family Preparedness Plan
Shawnee County Emergency Management
Shawnee County Medical Reserve Corps

Quick Links

Safety Planning & Emergency Management: Memorial Union, Upper Level 785-670-1779

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