Are you mentally prepared for an emergency?

There’s a fire in your building. Your plane is about to crash. A woman beside you on the street suddenly collapses.

What do you do?

Well, that depends. Every one of us is at risk for these kinds of unexpected intrusions into our day-to-day lives. What you do about it depends on whether or not you’re prepared – not just physically, but also mentally.

In any situation, some things are likely to be out of your control: the size of the fire; who’s flying the plane; what’s wrong with the woman. Some things, however, are up to you. Being aware of how you might react can go a long way toward making a bad situation better.  Read more at CDC’s Blog, This is Your Brain on Emergencies

Blue Light Program – Campus Escort Service
The Blue Light Program is available for Cornell University students, faculty and staff.  TCAT’s Blue Light bus routes 92 and 93 serve central campus, residence halls, outer parking lots, and Collegetown seven nights a week, 6:30 p.m.–2:30 a.m., during the academic year. Use your CU ID when boarding and pay no fare. In addition, Cornell University Police Auxiliary can accompany any member of the Cornell community to destinations on campus or near campus. More information can be found on the CU Police web site, or call 607.255.7373.

CALL 911 for any situation that requires IMMEDIATE police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property. You can also use any outdoor Blue Light phone (situated throughout campus) or indoor designated emergency phone to report a campus emergency. Just pick up the receiver or press the call button.

The Emergency Action Guide at the left provides instructions on actions to take in emergency situations. Click this Emergency Action Guide link to download a copy to print and keep in a convenient location.


CornellALERT is the university’s emergency notification system and is used for situations involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of the community.

You must SIGN UP to receive voice or text messages on your cell phone.

If you have previously signed up then please review and update your information.

Got 2 minutes?  Watch this video to learn how to do Hands Only CPR!

Cornell University has developed a comprehensive emergency management program utilizing best standard practices from across peer institutions and emergency management organizations. This program will provide guidance to the campus community for the organization, coordination and collaboration of university services and resources toward an effective response to, continuation through and the recovery from emergencies. The effectiveness of this program is dependent on the preparedness of the entire campus community to stay vigilant to prepare for the unexpected events and disasters that may impact the mission of teaching, research and outreach of Cornell University.