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Office of Emergency Management Utility Problem

Utility Problem

Power Outage
  • Call Facilities Operations at 509-335-9000.
  • If you are able, power down and unplug computers & non-essential equipment.
  • Evacuate the building if the fire alarm sounds.
  • If in a laboratory, do not use fume hoods.
  • Do not use elevators.
Plumbing Failures

If flooding occurs-due to a plumbing failure or other problem. 

  • Cease using all electrical equipment.
  • Cease using all plumbing fixtures.
  • Evacuate if necessary.
  • Call Facilities Operations at 509-335-9000.
Gas Leak

If you smell natural gas:

  • Cease all operations immediately.
  • Do not switch lights on or off.
  • Evacuate as soon as possible.
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Call Facilities Operations at 509-335-9000 and Environmental Health & Safety at 509-335-3041.
Elevator Failure
  • If you become trapped in an elevator, pick up the elevator phone to be connected to dispatch. Elevator maintenance will respond to your location to release you from the elevator.
  • Do not attempt to open the elevator.
  • Do not attempt to remove the passenger from the elevator.
  • Stay calm. Do not attempt to exit the elevator if the doors open and you are between floors, unless instructed to do so by emergency personnel.  The elevator could move, endangering your life.