Emergencies & Fire Safety

  • Be aware of escape routes. Escape route maps are posted on each floor of every building.
  • Take part in fire drills.
  • Take note of safety equipment. Know where fire extinguishers, hoses and alarms are located and know how to use them.
  • Call Security. To contact a Security Officer call 739-1111 or press the button on any callbox.

Medical & Psychological Emergencies
In the event of a medical or psychological emergency on campus, or if an ambulance is required, please follow the following guidelines:

For Emergency Assistance from EMS, Police or Fire Department dial 9-911
Be sure to provide the name and exact location of the victim, a brief description of the injury or incident, identification of caller, and phone number. If possible, have someone meet the emergency personnel at the entrance to the building or at the scene of the accident and guide them to the victim. Emergency personnel will be responsible for determining if and how the victim shall be transported to a medical facility.

After calling 9-911, call Security at 739-1111


For non-emergency medical assistance
Contact either the Security Office at 739-1111 or Health & Wellness, at 792-7486 (Health & Wellness hours).  Security is on duty 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Psychological Crisis Response
Call 9-911 if the individual has already taken an overdose, attempted suicide or is threatening injury to self or others with a weapon close at hand. After contacting 9-911 call Security at 739-1111.

If a student is experiencing emotional or psychological problems, but they are not of an emergency nature, please refer him to Schreiner Counseling Services at 792-7282. The Counseling Services Office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Should a student experience psychological problems when the office is not open, please contact the Residence Life staff member on duty from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. at 459-2107. If the staff member is unavailable, contact Security at 739-1111.

Fire Safety
As a member of the Schreiner University community it is the responsibility of everyone to prevent fires. Fires not only damage and destroy property; they also cause injury and loss of life.
Fire Alarms: False fire alarms eventually create a mood of apathy, which may cause people to not react quickly enough in the event of a real fire. They may also divert emergency personnel away from real emergencies.

Careless Smoking: Cigarettes, matches and lighters account for many residential fires. A cigarette may fall onto a mattress or into a chair and smolder for hours before bursting into flame.

Trash: Accumulation of trash, especially paper presents a hazard. Be careful that extinguished matches are cool before tossing them into the trash.

Flammable Liquids: Paint, paint remover, hairspray, and nail polish remover can all be hazardous if improperly stored. Keep these items away from sources of heat.

Appliances: Electric irons left on, unattended stoves and toaster ovens, curling irons laid down while hot, and unattended electric blankets are all examples of items that may cause a fire.

Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
All criminal offenses that occur on campus should be reported to the University Safety and Security Office immediately. A Schreiner University Security Officer is available twenty-four hours a day, year around. You have easy access either by telephone, (830) 739-1111, or by going to the Tom Murray Building between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. University's normal hours of operation.

University security officers are licensed security officers and are trained to respond to criminal actions or other emergencies that may occur on campus. All University incident reports are on file. When the incident involves a student, a copy of the incident report is forwarded to the office of the Director of Residence Life.

Vehicle Safety Tips
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle or in plain view. Jewelry, cash apparel, etc. is an attraction to potential thief.
  • When exiting your vehicle make sure your windows are rolled up and doors are locked.
  • When walking to your vehicle, be sure to have your key in hand so you are not standing outside the car for a period of time.
  • Avoid parking in dark secluded areas.
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