Managing an Incident
If this is a life, limb, eyesight, or other significant emergency, seek immediate medical care at the closest hospital or medical facility. Find the 911 equivalent for your current location.
Evaluating an Incident
If this is not a life, limb, eyesight, or other significant emergency, evaluate the incident using the steps below.
- Status. Determine the status of participants and identify injuries requiring immediate assistance.
- Seek aid. Call 911 equivalent or send someone for assistance.
- Assign tasks. Identify and designate capable individuals to perform specific tasks (seek assistance, care for or comfort the injured, search for missing participants, find resources).
- Evaluate the location. Determine whether participants should be evacuated (accident) or shelter in place (terror attack or weather).
- Update International Safety and Security. We should be informed of emergencies as soon as possible in order to provide guidance, coordinate campus support, and inform relevant stakeholders. Report an incident.
Contact International Safety and Security
In the event of an emergency, please contact the University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) using the emergency number below. UIPD will link travelers abroad with our staff.
Be prepared to provide:
- Caller name and contact information;
- Traveler name and contact information (if you are not the one calling);
- Traveler location (city, country);
- Program or reason for travel;
- Nature of the emergency and what assistance that is needed.
Incident Specific Steps
Program leaders should always contact our staff, who will help them navigate the emergency. In some instances, there are steps that should or may be taken before contacting us. The information below is provided to assist program leaders and others aware of an incident in thinking through their initial actions.