Emergency Incidents

In case of an emergency at any college location, students, faculty and staff USING A COLLEGE PHONE should contact local emergency first responders at 9-911; or, FROM THE NEAREST OFF-CAMPUS TELEPHONE OR CELLPHONE, 911.

Medical Emergency

In case of serious illness or injury, from a college phone, call 9-911 and tell the emergency services operator that there is a medical emergency:

  • explain the exact nature of the illness or injury
  • describe the exact location of the emergency
  • stay on the line; the operator will need to ask additional questions and will notify the appropriate local responders.

After the initial first responders have addressed the emergency, notification should also be made to the Office of Safety and Security at 518-587-2100, ext. 2899.

What Constitutes an Emergency at Empire State College

If health and/or human safety at Empire State College is at risk, the situation qualifies as an emergency, including:

  • bomb threat based on credible intelligence
  • civil disturbance disrupting normal campus activities
  • fire of large scale in building(s) or community, or wildfires that endanger campus
  • hazardous material, including chemical, biological and/or nuclear material(s) spreading from a contained area
  • major road closing because of an unanticipated event that would disrupt safe passage to and from campus
  • personal safety threatened by weapons, violence, perpetrator(s) at large, active shooter, hostage situation or missing persons; any situation, on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the college president, or designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to person(s) or property
  • suspicious package that may contain chemical, biological or nuclear substance(s) that would cause harm to person(s) or property
  • utility failure that causes a major disruption or damage to utilities including gas, electrical or water
  • weather conditions that cause flooding, snow/ice/cold, thunderstorm, wind, tornado or hurricane
  • medical emergency such as a pandemic or mass casualties.