In the event of an emergency at Pierpont Commons please refer to the information below:
To report an emergency: Call 911
Campus Information: 734-764-INFO (4636)
Our designated gathering point for a building evacuation is :
Primary Location - Walgreen Drama Center Parking Lot
Secondary Location - Middle Entrance of Art & Architecture Building
Our Building Facility Manager and phone number is :
Primary: Merry Meyer 763-3199
Secondary: Michael Swanigan 764-7544
On weekends please contact DPS at 763-3434
In the event of a fire there are 31 fire extinguishers located throughout the building . USING A FIRE EXTINGUISHER: If you have been trained and it is safe to do so, you may fight small fires with a fire extinguisher.
- Pull safety pin from handle.
- Aim at base of fire.
- Squeeze the trigger handle.
- Sweep from side to side to side at base
In the event of a tornado, the designated Safe area for tornado sheltering is the Northeast Lower Level.
Outdoor Siren Information
When activated, these sirens – 22 throughout the city– are intended to serve as an alert to people who are outside that they immediately should take cover. The sirens may be activated for various reasons, including tornado warnings, other severe weather, hazardous materials spills or a major national security incident. In the event that the sirens are activated for an emergency, they will sound for three minutes with steady wailing, TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.
Tune your battery-operated radio to WAAM 1600 AM, WEMU 89.1 FM, or WQKL 107.1 FM for more information. If you still have access to the television and you are a subscriber to the local cable company, tune to channel 16 for updates on the current emergency situation. There is no "all clear" alert from the sirens. An "all clear" notification will be broadcast on the radio.
During siren activation, unless you need the police, fire or paramedics, do not call emergency phones. Police and 911 telephone lines should be kept clear for people who really need police, fire or medical help fast.