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Emergency Information


During an earthquake it is advices to DROP to the ground; take COVER by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture; and HOLD ON until the shaking stops. If there isn’t a table or desk near you, cover your face and head with your arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building. We advise further reading before an earthquake, for more information on what to do during an earthquake, please click on the link provided:

Earthquakes safety information


When the shaking stops, if there are natural signs or official warnings of a tsunami, then move immediately to a safe place as high and as far inland as possible. Listen to the authorities, but do not wait for tsunami warnings and evacuation orders.

Tsunami safety information

Volcanic eruptions

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Volcanic eruptions information


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Pandemic information


Depending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you previously identified. If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas. Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions. Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Stay off bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning. If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, then stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, then seek refuge on the roof. If trapped in a building, then go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Once there, signal for help. For further reading, a link has been provided:

Flood information


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Storm information


On discovering a fire, raise the alarm by shouting FIRE! (to alert anyone in the immediate vicinity) and then activate the nearest push-glass fire alarm call-point (small red box, close to major exits). If safe to do so, use an appropriate fire extinguisher to tackle the fire, but only if your exit is clear. Leave the building by the nearest exit. Call the Fire & Rescue Service on 999 and state location as the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Report location of fire (room number) to the Fire Safety Manager attending the Fire System Panel in the Reception Foyer or to the Fire Marshal at your Assembly Point. If the site requires evacuation for any other reason (e.g. bomb threat), the Head of Department, Departmental Secretary or Departmental Safety Officer will authorise the activation of the alarm via a fire panel.

Fire information