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This library guide is a short reference on response for emergencies in NCWC Pearsall Library. It may be useful for others on the NCWC campus

Reporting an emergency

Call 911.

Give the following information, as calmly and precisely as possible:

  • Your full name and the telephone number from which you are calling.
  • The nature and location of the emergency.
  • Your location - the address or building, the room number or floor, area or department.
  • What you know of the number of injured people and their injuries.

Do not hang up until the person answering the call ends the conversation.

Responders may need more information. If it is safe, designate someone to meet emergency personnel at the approach to the building.

Call campus security

Inform security that you have already called 911
Give location and nature of emergency


Remain Calm.

Use Common Sense.

Building evacuation procedures

As with all emergency situations - use good judgment in the absence of instruction

Take personal belongs (keys, purses, wallets, etc.) as the situation allows

Follow directions given by authorities

Do not re-enter the building until authorized

Proceed to your designated meeting point.  Pearsall library designated meeting point is in front of the Chapel

Responses to emergency

Personal safety is the most important factor in any emergency. 

North Carolina Wesleyan College is committed to the welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Preparing an emergency management plan and allocating resources to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies is one way the College meets this commitment. The plan is developed based on the 2009 Action Guide for Emergency Management at Institutions of Higher Education by the U.S. Department of Education. Additionally, this plan is fashioned in accordance with the laws, regulations, and policies that govern emergency management and reflects the most current thinking in this area.

The Emergency Management Plan (EMP) is designed to minimize danger, preserve property, maximize human survival, restore normal working conditions, and assure responsive communications with the College community, surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Rocky Mount, state agencies such as the State Highway Patrol, Rocky Mount Police, and the N.C. Emergency Management Agency (NCEMA).  

(taken from NCWC emergency plan)

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