Emergency? In case of an emergency (fire or medical):

At the NCI at Frederick:

  1. Dial 9-1-1 Immediately!
  2. Give your exact location.

    NCI at Frederick Campus Map

  3. State the nature of the emergency.
  4. Evacuate when necessary.

    Evacuation Map

  5. Notify Safety: 301-846-1451

What happens when I dial 9-1-1?

When you dial 911 from your office/laboratory phone, the call is received by the Frederick County Dispatcher. The NIH Police, EHS Protective Services and Safety personnel are notified of the call as well.

When a 911 call is placed from your cell phone while on the NCI at Frederick campus, Protective Services receives a broadcast from the Emergency Services scanner that an ambulance/fire truck/police are being dispatched.

At the ATRF:

  1. Dial 9-1-1 Immediately!
  2. Give your correct address.

    8560 Progress Drive, Frederick, MD 21701

  3. Give your exact location if needed.
  4. State the nature of the emergency.
  5. Evacuate when necessary.

    Evacuation Map

    Assembly area is located on the concrete walkways between the employee (North) entrance and employee parking lot.

  6. Notify Protective Services: 301-228-4901

What happens when I dial 9-1-1?

When you dial 911 from your office/laboratory phone or your cell phone, the call is received by the Frederick City Dispatcher. Always follow up afterwards with a call to ATRF Security desk to relay the information. This is needed to prepare Security to open any gates prior to the arrival of Emergency Response vehicles.

General Emergency Preparedness Information

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    When the fire alarm sounds, immediately exit the building and move to the assembly location. Do not return to the building until you have been given an all-clear message. Prepare for a fire emergency by doing the following:

    • Keep stairways, hallways, and exits clear.
    • Know your exits and participate in fire drills.
    • Know you evacuation protocol and assembly areas: NCI at Frederick or ATRF.
    • Report blocked exits or problems with fire systems, exit signs, or emergency lights to Safety at 301-846-1451.
  • Expand/collapse Power Outage Plan

    Power outages cause disruption and potential threats to personal safety and to the research mission. Many areas have backup power capability, either battery powered uninterruptable power supplies (UPS), or emergency generators. Most electrical systems, however, are not connected to backup power. Do not assume that all equipment will have backup power during a power outage.

    For more information, read our Emergency Preparedness Plan, Appendix G, Annex A - Power Outage Plan.

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    All employees are responsible for notifying their supervisors, the Protective Services or their human resources representative of any act or threat of violence in the workplace that employees have witnessed, been told about, or been involved with personally. Management staff is responsible for immediately contacting Protective Services or the human resources representative.

    Get more information on workplace violence situations.

  • Expand/collapse Suspicious Activity

    If you SEE something, SAY something.

    To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:

    • Who or what you saw;
    • When you saw it;
    • Where it occurred; and
    • Why it's suspicious.

    If you observe suspicious activity on campus, report it to Protective Services. NCI at Frederick: 301-846-1091, ATRF: 301-228-49901