Two criminal incidents have occurred on campus recently


This past Monday's campus-wide electrical outage gives us an opportunity to review appropriate responses to the kinds of emergencies that may arise on campus. While some are merely inconvenient, others may have more serious outcomes. Taking simple steps to prepare in advance can minimize the impact of the emergency and make a big difference in ensuring your own safety and well-being, as well as that of your family and colleagues, our campus and community.

For power outages, some tips to remember for home, workplace and campus:

  • Have back-up light sources available (flashlights, emergency hallway lights); avoid using open flames (candles, lighters).
  • Back-up your computer files regularly and install surge protectors.
  • For those dealing with high-security materials, such as cash or confidential information, have procedures in place for unexpected shut-downs.

  • Remain calm; provide assistance to others if necessary.
  • Turn off and unplug electronic equipment and appliances.
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area. You may need to evacuate the campus building; however, do not use the elevator.
  • If trapped in an elevator when power goes out, don’t panic. Call Campus Security (956-6911) or the point of contact listed in the elevator to inform them of your situation, then wait for trained and equipped personnel to release you. Never attempt to leave the stalled elevator on your own.
  • If in a life-threatening situation on campus, call 911 after contacting Campus Security. This will provide more on-scene details to the emergency dispatcher, who will be in touch with the response team (ambulance or fire department). Security will help guide the team to your location.

  • Check for any damages.
  • Replenish your emergency kits.
  • Review your disaster preparedness procedures.

We encourage you to visit these sites:
HECO's Information Handbook for Emergency Preparedness
HECO will also be making available to UH Mānoa a limited quantity of hard copies of the 2011 edition of this brochure. Copies may be ordered from Campus Security (956-8211).

County of Honolulu's Department of Emergency Management brochures are here.

UH Mānoa's emergency action plans

You may also be interested in attending one of the monthly CPR classes offered by the Campus Security department. Next sessions:
May 18, June 15

UH Mānoa's Campus Security is committed to providing you with a safe and secure environment. To find out more about the services we provide or to contact us, please visit browse through our website.