Safety Resource Locations
Areas of Refuge
Areas of Refuge are designated areas where individuals can safely wait for emergency personnel to respond if they are unable to access a safe escape route. In addition, each area of refuge has a phone or device that should be used to alert emergency responders of needed assistance. If you do not know where one is located, go to the nearest stairwell, as marked on the building evacuation signs.
Automated External Defibrillators
UTC has over thirty-seven (37) automated external defibrillator (AED) units on campus for public use. They are strategically placed in various buildings around our campus. UTC Police patrol vehicles are also equipped with AEDs.
The AED units located in buildings are mounted in cabinets in public areas, and designated personnel in each location have been trained in CPR and the use of the AED. Before using, make sure 911 is called and CPR has begun prior to use. Once powered on, verbal cues will give step-by-step instruction from the device.
Bleeding Control Kit
UTC has thirty (30) new trauma first-aid kits on campus for public use. Located near AED units, these kits are available to help stop life-threatening bleeding after a traumatic event has occurred. All Campus Police Officers are trained in the use of using bleed kits.
Inside it offers a tourniquet, gauze, and instructions in order to help during an incident before first responders arrive.
Phones and call buttons come in many forms on campus as an alternate form of contacting our UTC Police Department in times of urgency. Upon pressing a call button or dialing 9-1-1, you will be in immediate contact with the UTC PD and an officer will be dispatched to the location of the device being used.
Blue light phones are strategically located throughout the exterior areas of the campus, parking garages, and parking lots.
Red phones are placed throughout interior areas of campus buildings of the campus, offices, hallways, labs, and lobbies.
All elevators across campus have emergency buttons for occupants to use in emergency situations; stuck inside, personal safety concern, etc.