CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL THREAT
- Call 911
- Stay away from the agent and leave the building if possible.
- Keep others away from the agent.
- Stay upwind.
- Contact Authorities immediately!
- Campus Safety Department - 616.395.7770
- Campus Chemical Spill Information - 616.395.7999
- Chemistry Department Lab Director - 616.395.7640
FEMA guide to chemical and biological threats
CHEMICAL SPILL & TRAIN DERAILMENT
Because of the close proximity to the railroad tracks Hope College needs to be prepared to respond should a train carrying toxic chemicals derail. If there is a train derailment you will be notified on what to do next. Be prepared to:
- Stay upwind of the accident
- Prevent others from going outside to see what happened.
- Keep an eye on local news and the college website on what to do next.
- WHTC - 1450AM - 616.392.3121
- WTHS - 89.9AM
- Prepare (if asked to do so) to evacuate the area nearest the RR tracks and proceed to the college rally area located between the Schaap Science Center and VanZoeren Hall or if inclement weather inside these buildings. (See map below)
- Call 911 if you are trapped or need assistance in getting to the rally area.