UWRL Guidebook 2020

Section 5: Safety Information

First Aid

First Aid Kits are available in the first and third floors of the building. If an emergency arises, please follow proper procedures.


A defibrillator is a device that administers an electric shock to some experiencing cardiac arrest. The UWRL has three defibrillators:

  • First floor, just east of the breezeway
  • Second floor hallway, just outside of the Receptionist's Office, Room 214
  • Third floor hallway

The defibrillator is very user friendly. Instructions are mounted in the second floor hallway with the device.

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities and work places. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. If you are interested in participating in the USU CERT program, please contact Judy Crockett at (435) 797-0807.

Fire Exits And Evacuation Plans

The UWRL has two designated evacuation meeting points:

  • In the Northeast corner of the main parking lot (designated by a metal sign)
  • On the new bridge out the west end of the building

Close all doors when exiting to help isolate the fire or smoke and help prevent smoke or fire damage if the fire originates in another areas. Make certain that locked rooms are vacant. Do NOT use elevators when exiting in an emergency.For personal safety, if you must exit througha corridor with heavy smoke, get down low, crawl if necessary, to breathe the fresher air near the floor. If your clothes catch on fireā€”STOP, DROP, and ROLL. Running will only increase the flames.

Gun Policy

Call the USU police IMMEDIATELY if someone comes to the UWRL with a visible gun, Current Utah law states that guns may be carried on campus with a concealed carry permit, but the gun must not be visible. If it is visible, it is against the law. If someone shows up with a visible gun, call the USU Police (435) 797-1939, and then notify Jan Urroz (435) 797-3157 or the Business Office (435) 797-3155.

USU Policy and Campus Safety

At USU, we take safety seriously. We care deeply about the well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We also recognize that the world can be a dangerous place and that it is important to be prepared. Campus Safety is dedicated to providing you with information, instruction, and resources for dealing with a variety of safety issues and emergencies on campus. Whether you are thinking ahead, have a safety concern, or are dealing with an emergent situation, Campus Safety will help guide you to the assistance you need. For more information please visit the USU Police Department or the USU Emergency Management Office.