WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IN AN EMERGENCY?
- Be aware of your surroundings. Being aware of where you are and what is happening around you can help you to understand how information, events, and your own actions will impact your safety and your ability to protect yourself, both now and in the near future.
- Protect yourself. Based upon your assessment of the situation, use your best judgment to protect yourself and, if possible, others.
- Call for help. Any emergency service can be summoned by calling either 333, 4423.0333, 4454.0999 or 999 depending on the emergency location.
- Help others. Once you are safely away from the danger, warn others of the hazard and help if you can without putting yourself in danger.
While Texas A&M at Qatar has done much to make our campus safe, safety ultimately becomes a personal matter. How safe you are, depends on your preparation and how much attention you pay to your surroundings.
It is very important for the TAMUQ campus community to recognize fire hazards, practice building evacuations, and know what to do when the fire alarm sounds.
In preparation for a fire:
- Plan and practice an escape route.
- Do not store combustible materials in closed areas or near a heat source.
- Extension cords can be dangerous. Never run them under carpets, or anywhere they can be pinched under or behind furniture. Avoid overloading electrical sockets and plugging extension cords together.
- Keep all electrical appliances away from anything that can catch fire. Remember to always turn them off at the end of the day.
- Pay attention to housekeeping issues. Do not clutter exits, stairways, and storage areas with waste paper, empty boxes, and other fire hazards.
If there is a fire inside a building:
- Activate a fire alarm or pull station.
- Call 333 0r 4423.033 and give your name, floor, location, and related information.
- Evacuate the building using Building Evacuation instructions.
When the building fire alarms sound:
- Immediately evacuate using building emergency plan procedures.
- Walk to nearest exit/stairwell (close doors behind you).
- Do not use the elevators.
- Proceed to the designated gathering area outside the building i.e. Green Spine, Ceremonial court and Student Center.
- Do not re-enter the building until cleared by authorized personnel, i.e. Security or Chief Fire Warden
With the continued assessment, review and updates of TAMUQ emergency and safety procedures and programs there has been a need to revise the AggieALERT notification on building re-entry after an evacuation.
Building occupants shall not re-enter the building until the TAMUQ Security Control Room or Qatar Civil Defense has given the “ALL CLEAR — It is safe to re-enter” signal. This all clear notice will be given by Building Security/OBO-HSSE staff who will be positioned at each building entry point.
This is a shift away from using the AggieALERT system for all post-alarm re-entry notices to support focusing our campus emergency notification system (AggieALERT) to situations that are judged to present a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat. In situations that are judged to present a threat of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat. Examples include, but are not limited to, a confirmed building fire, toxic gas leak, report of violent criminal activity or a tornado sighting on or near campus.
Dial 4423.0333 or 333 from a campus phone
Texas A&M Engineering Building
TAMUQ Security 24/7 — 4423.0333 or 333 from TAMUQ campus phone
QF Security — 4454.0999
Off Campus (Public)
Police, Fire, Medical — 999
Timely warnings of emergency conditions are essential to preserve the safety and security of the university community and critical to an effective response and recovery.
In the event a crisis occurs in TAMUQ building or within Qatar, the AggieALERT emergency notification system will notify students, faculty, and staff of emergency information via text message and Texas A&M at Qatar email.
The Crisis Implementation Team alongside Department of Marketing will be responsible for the communication efforts that relate to the incident and also collaborate with government agencies. Marketing & Communications will disseminate press releases, respond to media inquiries, and maintain/update the main university website.
Marketing and Communications has primary responsibility for communication efforts during an emergency; however, the Implementation Team may provide additional support.
They will work closely with emergency management and response officials to ensure that information being released to the campus community and media is accurate and timely.