Emergency Preparedness

Colby Emergencies: x5911


Connect-Ed

Connect-Ed sends students and employees emergency information and instructions on cell phones or landlines. Students and employees must register with the Connect-Ed system.
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Fire Safety

All Colby facilities have state of the art life safety systems including, but not limited to; sprinkler systems, smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, and locater enunciator panels. All systems are monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the Department of Security dispatch center.   

If you discover a fire:

  • Sound the alarm. Know where the pull stations are in your building.
  • Call the emergency number x5911.
  • Leave the building.

If you are in a burning building:

  • Go the the nearest exit or stairs. Do Not Use The Elevator.
  • Feel door handles. If hot, do not open the door. Try another exit or window.
  • If the exit is blocked, return to your room, close the door, open the window, and call for help.
  • If in a smoke-filled area, keep low to the floor to escape the smoke and heat.
  • Learn all the exits and the evacuation plans to your building.

Remember: DO NOT tamper with the fire alarms, smoke detectors, pull stations, or other fire safety equipment...they could save your life!