Emergency Information for the GSD Community
Emergency Contact Information
|Harvard University Police||(617) 495-1212|
|Harvard University Emergency Communication||(617) 496-6397|
|GSD Security||(617) 495-2514
|GSD Building Services Security Supervisor||(617) 496-9370|
|GSD Building Services||(617) 495-2514|
|University Operations Center||(617) 495-5560|
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:
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.
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.
If you discover a fire, smoke, explosion, toxic vapors or a chemical spill:
- Find the nearest Pullbox station and activate the alarm by pulling the lever. Alert a security guard if there is time.
- Call (617) 495-1212 to notify the Harvard University Police and tell them the location of the emergency.
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.
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!
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.