Emergency Management FAQs

Does Penn State have an emergency plan?

Yes, Penn State has a comprehensive emergency plan. It involves emergency procedures at every level of the University and is constantly reviewed and updated. The Emergency Management Office is working on making an electronic version of the plan to post online.

What is the best way for Faculty, Staff and Students to get information during an emergency?

During an emergency, Penn State has numerous ways to disperse important messages. Emergency information is posted on news.psu.edu. You can also subscribe to PSUAlertPenn State's Facebook and Penn State's Twitter for important information. Emails are sent to all Penn State accounts during an emergency, and information is also featured on WPSU's radio and TV stations.

Does Penn State conduct fire drills?

Yes, Environmental Health & Safety and Student Affairs organize and conduct fire drills periodically each semester in every residence hall.

How do I report an emergency?

During an emergency, always call 9-1-1.

As a parent, how can I be prepared?

It's very important to stay updated with what is going on. Ready.gov and the American Red Cross have many tools and information on developing your own family plan. Parents are also encouraged to follow Penn State's social media pages.

Where are the AED locations on campus?

The AED locations are posted on the Student Affairs web site.