Be Prepared

The following information is intended to serve as a preparatory resource for emergency situations. If you are currently experiencing an emergency situation or are in need of immediate assistance, please contact the University Police by dialing 911 from an on-campus phone or 703-993-2810 from an off-campus phone.

In case of emergency, we recommend that you program the off-campus number, 703-993-2810, into your cell phone so that it is readily available.

Emergency Preparedness App for iOS and Android Mobile Devices

In Case of Crisis is an emergency preparedness and crime/tip reporting app developed by the Environmental Health and Safety Office. It contains most of the information captured in our Emergency Preparedness Guides as well as links and emergency phone numbers that can be accessed directly from the app. The app also allows for anonymous crime/tip reporting.

Follow these simple tips to download and install the app:
  1. Download the In Case of Crisis – Education app to your iOS or Android device.
  2. Open the app and review the setup instructions;
  3. Click “+” and choose George Mason University;
  4. Click on the various icons to see how you can be prepared.


Emergency Preparedness Flipbooks

guidebookThe Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) provides Emergency Procedures Guide flipbooks for, students, faculty, and staff. This pocket sized resource contains information on how to prepare for and respond to emergencies that may occur on campus to include: building evacuation, severe weather, shelter-in-place procedures, on-campus violence, regional emergencies, medical emergencies, and emergency contact numbers.

  • Students: Flipbooks are available for pick up from University Information kiosks at Student Centers and information desks on the Fairfax and regional campuses.
  • Employees: EHS will deliver Emergency Preparedness Guides to university offices upon request. Please contact and provide your contact information and number of guides desired for your office.

Emergency Procedures Posters

Emergency Procedures posters have been updated to reflect current best practices and additional information. The Emergency Procedures Poster is available in two sizes; 8.5 x 13 or 15.5 x 24 inches. If would like to obtain posters for your work area please send a request to with the number and size of posters desired.

Emergency Guides

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) has developed Emergency Preparedness Guides that provide information on how to prepare and respond to emergencies that may occur on campus to include: building evacuation, severe weather, shelter-in-place procedures, on-campus violence, earthquakes, regional emergencies, and medical emergencies.

Virginia Emergency Response Team

Virginia Emergency Response Team (VERT) is supported by the Adjunct Emergency Workforce (AEW), which is comprised of non-designated Commonwealth employees. As a member of AEW, you may be assigned to an emergency state shelter during a regional mass evacuation of Virginia citizens, performing a wide array of duties. Approval from your supervisor is required prior to attending mandatory training. For a participation request form and to learn more click here.

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