The following information provides recommended procedures, and identifies who you should contact in case of an emergency on campus.
If a person … is UNCONSCIOUS has DIFFICULTY BREATHING is COMPLAINING OF CHEST PAIN or is BLEEDING PROFUSELY
Call 911 and then notify Public Safety at 847-735-5555
If the person … is CONSCIOUS has no DIFFICULTY BREATHING does not have CHEST PAIN or is not BLEEDING PROFUSELY
Call Public Safety at 847-735-5555
If alcohol poisoning is suspected, keep the person awake and do not give them any food or liquids
In the event of overtly threatening behavior constituting an immediate threat to you or others, call Public Safety at 847-735-5555.
In non-emergency situations, refer students to the Health and Wellness Center at 847-735-5240. If after hours, students should call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 224-501-1621.
Insured faculty and staff should be referred to the Employee Assistance Program at 888-887-4114.
If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with the door closed
Signal for help using a brightly colored cloth at the window
Make sure you know how to operate the fire extinguisher in your residence or work area.
Quickly determine your best option to protect your own life
RUN - If there is an escape path
HIDE - If you cannot run
FIGHT - As a last resort
When law enforcement arrives on the scene
The Department of Public Safety is equipped with weather radios that broadcast news of severe weather watches and warnings. If a tornado warning is issued, the Department of Public Safety will initiate an emergency broadcast message and you should …
When Severe Thunderstorms may impact the area, you should …
In the event of a major utility failure during regular business hours, go to a safe location and call Facilities Management at 847-735-5040 or notify Public Safety at 847-735-5555.
Gas Leak/Unusual Odors
Flooding or Major Plumbing Failure
Placards are posted outside all rooms containing hazardous materials or equipment.
Detailed safety procedures are in place in all campus laboratories where dangerous materials are used and stored. If you encounter a hazardous material and no trained individuals are in the area, you should …
Lake Forest Police Department - 911
Lake Forest Fire Department / Rescue - 911
Lake Forest College Public Safety - 847-735-5555(from campus phone - 5555)
Health and Wellness Center - 847-735-5240* After Hours Mental Health Crisis Line - 224-501-1621
Lake Forest Hospital - Emergency Room - 847-535-6150
Highland Park Hospital - Emergency Room - 847-480-3751
United Healthcare Employee Assistance Program - 888-887-4114 (For Insured Employees)
In the event of an emergency, Lake Forest College has a variety of resources to notify emergency responders and campus community members. They include:
Broadcast voice and text messagesVoicemail and text messaging are available for cell phones, offices, and residences. To update your information, contact the Department of Communications and Marketing at 847-735-6011.
Broadcast e-mailAll students, faculty and staff are subscribed through their lakeforest.edu email.
WebsiteThe College will use the website to share emergency-related information.
City of Lake Forest Emergency SirensWeather - tone followed by voice message Civil Defense - tone followed by voice message Other Emergencies - tone followed by voice message
National Emergency Alert SystemThis national system broadcasts emergency alerts via radio and television. It is jointly administered by the FCC, FEMA, and the National Weather Service.
Department of Public Safety - 847-735-5555
Health and Wellness Center - 847-735-5240
Human Resources - 847-735-5036 United Healthcare Employee Assistance Program - 888-887-4114
Communications and Marketing - 847-735-6011