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Emergency Communications

Emergency Contact Information

Medical

911

Fire

911

City Police

911

Harvard University Police

617-495-1212

GSD Security

617-495-2514

617-495-4731

GSD Building Services Security Supervisor

617-496-9370

GSD Building Services

617-495-2514

University Operations Center

617-495-5560

If you discover a fire, smoke, explosion, toxic vapors, or a chemical spill:

1. Find the nearest Pullbox station and activate the alarm by pulling the lever. Alert a security guard if there is time.

2. Call 617-495-1212 to notify the Harvard University Police and tell them the location of the emergency.

Location of Pullboxes

Pullboxes are located on each ground level floor by the stairwell exits, by every external exit door in Piper Auditorium, and by each set of fire doors. At least one alarm signaling device is located on each building floor, this includes both visual and/or audible alarms. Do not attempt to extinguish a fire, unless you have been trained to use an extinguisher.

Evacuation

If an alarm sounds or an announcement is made, proceed to the nearest stairwell or doorway and WALK to the nearest exit.  Close doors as you proceed (remember to take your wallet and keys with you). Make sure that people around you are also leaving. Prior to an emergency, identify personnel that need assistance leaving the building. Notify the University Operations Center (617-495-5560) of their location in the building. During an evacuation, assist disabled persons to areas of refuge where they can wait for emergency personnel to evacuate them from the building. Do not attempt to carry the person out.

Stay away from the building!

Meeting Sites

Gund Hall occupants go to Memorial Hall Lawn across from Gund Hall

7 Sumner Road occupants go to Brick terrace at rear of Gund Hall

20 Sumner Road, 40 Kirkland and 42 Kirkland occupants go to the odd side of Sumner Road

Wait for the all clear announcement before re-entering the building.

Emergency Information for the Graduate School of Design Community

The University's Emergency Management Plan requires all Schools have a Local Emergency Management Plan to be implemented in the case of an emergency. Below is an outline of our contact information, evacuation and emergency procedures.

Emergency Numbers

Fire, Medical, City Police

911

911

Harvard Police (HUPD)

617-495-1212

5-1212

GSD Building Services

617-495-2514

5-2514

GSD Security

617-495-2514

or 4731 

5-2514

or 5-4731

Security Guard Pager

617-746-0103

 

University Operations Center

617-495-5560

5-5560

 

Notification of an Emergency

The Harvard University Police Department is in regular, coordinated contact with city, state, and federal authorities, and will notify the campus community should there be cause for concern. In the event of an actual emergency, the campus community will be notified through a variety of mechanisms listed below:

  • GSD Hotline number which all students, faculty, staff and families can access: 617-495-1039
  • Harvard homepage (broadcast alert) and GSD website
  • Global email to all students, faculty and staff
  • Harvard’s "special conditions" line: 617-496-NEWS (6397)

These emergencies include, but are not limited to: inclement weather, power outages, fire, chemical spills, national and local disasters. During non-business hours, if you have reason to believe there is a problem and you cannot access the GSD via telephone, email or the web, do not come in until communication has been reestablished.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of us. In the event of an emergency, the GSD Local Emergency Management Team will be in contact with the Harvard University Incident Team (composed of the Chief of Police, Director of Health Services, Harvard News Office and Facilities and Environmental Safety), as well as the Harvard President's Core Management Team.

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