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ASU-Beebe Emergency Procedures

Emergency & Resource Numbers:

  • Ambulance: 501.882.3365
  • Beebe Municipal Water: 501.882.6438
  • Beebe Police: 501.882.3365
  • White County Judge: (501) 279-6200
  • White County Sheriff: (501) 279-6231
  • Entergy: 1-800-968-8243
  • Fire Department: 501.882.5600
  • Highway Department: (501) 268-2652
  • National Guard: 501.882.5417
  • Reliant/Arkla Gas Co.: 1-800-844-7440
  • State Police: (870) 523-2701

ASU-Beebe has in place an alert system, called ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert, to increase the safety of our campuses. The ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert uses telephones, cellular phones, text messaging, and e-mail to notify students, faculty, and staff of the following emergency situations:

  • Tornado Warning
  • Building Evacuation
  • Campus Evacuation
  • Lockdown

General Emergency Procedures

Report Emergencies To:

  • Fire Department: 501.882.5600
  • University Police: 501.882.8851 OR (501) 288-3071 (mobile)
  • Beebe Police: 501.882.3365
  • Physical Plant: 501.882.4526

When calling, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location. Do not hang up until told to do so.

Statements to media should be made by the Public Information Office or Chancellor ONLY. Responses to family members should be made by the Human Resources Office for staff and by the Student Services Office for students.

Emergency Employment, Purchasing, and Contracting:

There are no provisions for suspension of state laws in an emergency. The ranking university official on the scene shall attempt to comply with laws if possible and shall maintain records where threat to life and property require extraordinary action.

Lockdown covers the situation in which there is an active shooter on campus or some other type of security threat.

Notification of the need for lockdown will be issued via ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert. If you hear a gunshot nearby or perceive a security threat, use good judgment. You may choose to go into lockdown and follow the below recommendations.

After receiving the notification of lockdown status:

If in a classroom or other securable area:

  • Stay in the room.
  • Immediately lock the door.
  • Stay away from doors and windows.
  • Stay as close to the floor as possible.

If in a hallway or other public area:

  • Try to get to a secure area or an office or storage area that can be locked.

If near the shooter:

  • Leave the area as quickly as possible.
  • Avoid running in a straight line.


Seek refuge in a classroom, office or other lockable space and take cover under a desk or table.


Move away from the building where it appears the shooting noise is coming from.  Use buildings, shrubs and any kind of cover or natural obstruction to shield you from view of the shooter during your escape. Try to avoid crossing wide open areas in making your evacuation from the area.

Assist others

When evacuating assist the handicapped and anyone who is injured to the best of your ability.


Physical Plant will shut off gas and electricity.

Fire and Rescue

Physical Plant and University Police are responsible for extinguishing fires and directing rescue operations. (See "Reporting Emergencies" page).

WATCH - means that a tornado is possible.

WARNING - means that a tornado has been sighted.

SIRENS - The Beebe Police Department sounds warning sirens when a tornado has been detected in our area. In an actual warning situation, the siren will sound twice for one minute intervals. The siren system is tested each Wednesday at 12:00 noon.

SHELTER - Upon hearing the warning siren, all campus personnel should move in a calm and orderly fashion to interior hallways and interior rooms on the lower levels of major buildings as directed in the designated tornado shelter areas list. This list is available on the ASU-Beebe website under the Student Policy/Procedure/References and in this handbook.

ALL CLEAR - The Beebe Police Department will sound the "All Clear" and notify University Police. The university community will be notified via the ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert of the "All Clear." Classes and normal activities are to resume once notification of the "All Clear" is received.




ASU-Beebe Administrative Buildings:

Abington Library

Room 114


Women’s Restroom & Room 103

Adult Education

Rooms 102, 106 & 107

Career Pathways

Evacuate building to State Hall

Grounds Shop

HVAC Office

Human Resources

Evacuate building to the Walter D. England Center

Purchasing / Physical Plant

Evacuate building and seek shelter in a secure building

Ruth L. Couch Center

Rooms 102, 106 & 107

State Hall

1st Floor hallway by vending machines, 1st floor hallway by Payroll & Room 113B (Payroll)

Student Center

Room 102 (Stephens Room); internal hall behind Room 102; first floor bathrooms; hall in front of Cafe; kitchen as an overflow location

ASU-Beebe Academic Buildings:

Advanced Technology & Allied Health

Hallways away from doors and windows

Agriculture Technology - John Deere

Evacuate to Business & Agriculture

Business & Agriculture

Hallways away from doors and windows

Farm Classroom Building

Evacuate building and seek shelter in a secure building

Howell Music Center

Classroom 108

Owen Center

Rooms 143, 144 & 145 and Racquetball Courts

Science Building

1st Floor hallway away from doors and windows

University Center

East & west hallways

Veterinary Technology

Evacuate building and seek shelter in a secure building

Walter D. England Center

Classrooms 101, 111-115, & all restrooms

ASU-Beebe Residence Halls:

Horizon Hall

First Floor Hallways

Legacy Hall

First Floor Hallways

Activate Fire Alarm

Alarm sounds only in building. Call 911 First. Then, University Police must be called.


  • Fire Department: 501.882.5600
  • University Police: 501.882.8851 OR 501-288-3071 (mobile)
  • Beebe Police: 501.882.3365
  • Physical Plant: 501.882.4526

Minor Fire That Appears Controllable

  • Direct fire extinguisher toward base of flame.

Major Fire That Does Not Appear Controllable

  • Evacuate in accordance with building procedures.
  • Do not use elevators. Assist persons with disabilities.
  • Close but DO NOT Lock Doors.
  • Do not return to building until cleared by Fire or Police Departments.

Personal injury or illness

  1. Tap the person's shoulder and ask, "Are you OK?" to judge responsiveness.
  2. If responsive (answers questions and able to make rational decisions), let him/her decide on whether or not to seek emergency care.
  3. If unresponsive, call 911 and University Police.
  4. Assess the person's breathing by looking at the rising and falling of the chest.
  5. If not breathing or having difficulty breathing, position head in a slightly tilted back position and clear the mouth if needed.
  6. Assess pulse. If there is no pulse and the person is not breathing, start CPR if qualified or utilize defibrillator (AED) if available.

Laboratory Emergencies

  • Utilize procedures established by academic department. Procedures are posted in each lab.

Shop Accidents

  • Utilize procedures established by responsible department. Procedures are posted in each shop.


  • Document name of injured, time of accident/injury, cause of accident/injury, names of witnesses and other pertinent information. Turn in to University Police.

ASU-Beebe Employee Procedures

  • Should an employee become ill or injured arising out of and in the course of their employment, they are required to notify their direct supervisor.

Explosion or Chemical Leak:

  • Evacuate Building – Sound Fire Alarm
  • Notify:
    • University Police: 501.882.8851 OR 501-288-3071 (mobile)
    • Beebe Police: 501.882.3365
    • Fire Department: 501.882.5600
    • Physical Plant: 501.882.4526
  • Assist persons with disabilities in evacuation.
  • Notify department faculty for assistance with chemical leaks.
  • Do not re-enter building until the "All Clear" has been issued by University Police or the ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert.

Campus-wide Evacuation:

  • May be ordered by off-campus authority or ranking University Police officer on duty.
  • Commuters and non-emergency staff shall use personal vehicles to go home unless in the danger zone.
  • University or local police will dispatch an officer to selected evacuation site for control and communication. Student Services will send representatives to evacuation site.
  • University Police will maintain on-campus security as long as personal safety allows.
  • The "All Clear" will be announced by University Police and the ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert.

Physical Disturbance or Fight

  • Notify University Police.


  • Take cover or evacuate. Stay calm and make the right decision. Notify University Police or local police, if possible.


  • Make mental notes of captor's characteristics and sights and sounds if you are taken from campus. University Police will involve other law enforcement agencies as necessary.

Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch – Clear immediate area and call University Police, 501.882.8851 or (501) 288-3071 (mobile). If there is no answer at University Police, call Beebe Police at 501.882.3365. Refer to items below.

Bomb Threat

  • Remain Calm -- Keep Caller on the Phone.

Ask the Caller:

  • When is the bomb to explode?
  • Where is the bomb located?
  • What kind of a bomb is it?
  • What does it look like?


  • Age and sex of caller.
  • Speech pattern and accent.
  • Background noise.


  • FIRST: University Police: 501.882.8851 or (501) 288-3071 (mobile)
  • IF NO ANSWER: Beebe Police: 501.882.3365

The ranking University Police Officer on duty may order evacuation. Evacuation alarm is by use of fire alarm and/or ASU-Beebe Emergency Alert. University Police will conduct a search and announce when it is safe to return to the building. Do not re-enter the building until University Police confirm that it is safe to do so.


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