Safety & Health
The purpose of the Safety & Health website is not emergency notification -- this is an informational resource regarding preparation for and response to safety, health and weather emergencies. In the event of any emergency on campus, dial:
- 911: Emergency to contact local law enforcement and other emergency response personnel
- 411 (campus phone) OR 419-574-3861 from (off-campus phone): To contact Campus Security
Emergency Response at Lourdes
The Lourdes Emergency Preparedness Team is comprised of administrators and technical experts from Lourdes. The team is advised by Administrative Council. Members meet periodically to develop and review emergency response plans and resources on campus. Their meetings and/or findings are directly reported to Administrative Council.
In any emergency situation, Administrative Council will take necessary action and respond to the situation. If deemed necessary, the Emergency Preparedness Team will convene to assist Administrative Council and to offer recommendations to ensure the best care and response is provided for the Lourdes community and the general public.
The Lourdes community and the general public will be notified and receive updates via:
- A message via your Lourdes email account
- A message via campus phones
- A message on the lourdes.edu home page
- A text message to your mobile phone using the LourdesALERT system
- A text message to additional phone numbers that you designate through the LourdesALERT text messaging system
- Notification via on-the-ground public safety personnel
The general public will be informed through the following methods:
- Information in the media
- Updates on the lourdes.edu homepage
During an emergency, Lourdes' goal is to communicate first with those most immediately affected; people who need to evacuate or seek medical treatment, for example.
Safety & Security at Lourdes
Lourdes contracts with Continental Security for coverage on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lourdes works closely with local law enforcement agencies and state and county law enforcement, as well as with municipal fire departments, to ensure a quick, timely response to emergencies on campus.
Lourdes’ 411 service operates all day, every day, to respond quickly to any and all emergency situations. Security cameras are posted throughout campus buildings and security personnel respond to all incidents on campus. Lourdes has agreements with the Sylvania Police Department to provide back up assistance in times of need. The Sylvania Fire Department respond to fire and health emergencies on campus as well.
In addition, the Sylvania police patrol the campus on a routine basis.
Together we can continue to keep Lourdes a safe campus and ensure that when emergencies or accidents happen, their impact is minimized and a return to normal activity will occur as quickly as possible.