The release of hazardous materials such as gas (gasoline, natural gas and propane), carbon monoxide, mercury and other chemicals can pose a serious threat to one’s health. In the event of a leak, explosion, spill or other release:

  • Call the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) at 413.542.2111.
  • Stay away from the area around an incident or leak. Do not go near it, even to rescue a victim.
  • If possible, note the location of the incident, number and condition of patient(s), hazardous materials involved and other pertinent information, and provide it to the ACPD dispatcher.
  • Avoid using electrical equipment, lighters or other items that might ignite a flammable gas or liquid.

Download a PDF of the Amherst College Emergency Response Handbook.