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UMass Emergency Response Handbook available on-line and as a hardcopy!

Hardcopies of the UMass Amherst Emergency Response Handbook can be picked up at Environmental Health and Safety at 117 Draper Hall, or by requesting a copy by emailing  Pick up your copy today!

Download a copy of the Emergency Response Handbook

All faculty, staff, and students should become familiar with the initial response guidelines to an emergency situation. For most people this first response may be as simple as summoning assistance, evacuating the area or assisting another member of the college community.

Since every situation is unique, the policies and procedures in this document are intended to serve as a guide. Students, faculty and staff should become familiar with these guidelines so all can prepare for and react safely in the event of an emergency.