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Crises Management

< Emergency Preparedness

  • Become familiar with the areas you use. Before an incident occurs, know your evacuation routes and where to take shelter depending on the emergency.
  • STAY CALM. Do not make the situation worse. Do not let people take foolish chances. Others will respond as you do. SET THE EXAMPLE.
  • Control the flow of information. Evaluate what is most essential and forward only that. Have a plan to disseminate: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How.
  • DO NOT SPEAK TO THE MEDIA. All media inquiries should be directed to the Department of Marketing and Communications at (614) 823-1600.
  • If you find yourself in charge of an area, delegate duties. Clearly communicate your needs and trust others to do their part. This will aid others who feel the need to be useful.
  • Use plain language during a crisis. Everyone will be under stress. Keep things straight forward and simple.
  • Be aware of those around you. Aid those whom you can without added risk. Follow instructions when they are given.
  • Talk to others. Simply talking to each other and discussing what could happen and how to respond prepares us for crises.
  • Remember personalities. Stress, fear, fatigue and anger might be present in those around you. Be prepared to deal with human nature. Do not let it frustrate you.

/ Otterbein Police

In Case of Emergency
Dial 9-1-1

Call (24 hours) 
p/ (614) 823-1222
e/ Police@Otterbein.edu
f/ (614) 823-1999

194 West Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081

Office Hours
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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