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The SUPD Dispatcher will notify Facilities and Risk Emergency Management staff of incidents which may need additional assistance and the deployment of resources under their responsibility areas, such as emergency maintenance response and emergency alert notification. All SUPD officers are trained in CPR and First Aid, and officers have access to emergency medical supplies and automatic external defibrillators. SUPD maintains a Public Daily Log of Crimes and Fires and prepares appropriate incident reports.

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Fire Alarms SUPD responds to all reports of fire alarms in university buildings to assist Boston Fire Department personnel with evacuation and finding the source of the alarm. Risk Management and Facilities are is also notified. All occupants should evacuate immediately upon hearing a fire alarm, following instructions as provided by the voice evacuation announcements.

Active Shooter SUPD will notify the Boston Police Department immediately of any report of an active shooter on or near the campus. Risk Emergency Management will be contacted to activate the emergency alert notification system. SUPD officers will coordinate with BPD and provide access to university buildings, assist in the evacuation of buildings if appropriate, and provide assistance and support to the responding public safety agencies.

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Suspicious Packages/Substances should be reported to the SUPD. No attempt should be made to touch or handle such items.   SUPD will respond to investigate the information obtained when it is safe to do and or notify the BPD, BFD (hazmat team), and the Office of Environmental, Health & Safety (OEHS)Emergency Management. All incidents will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. In cases that SUPD does respond, we will isolate the substance and or the suspicious package, establish communication and control, set up a perimeter, evacuate as needed, and attempt to identify persons involved and or those person(s) adversely impacted, provide first aid, gather evidence and attempt to render the scene safe upon investigation.

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