In the case of a medical emergency:

  • Call the Amherst College Police Department (ACPD) at 413.542.2111 and provide all relevant information (name, location, number of patients, nature of accident, injury or emergency, etc.).
  • Stay with the patient and provide as much emotional and first-aid support as possible until medical assistance arrives; move the individual only if there is immediate danger.
  • Avoid contact with blood, bodily fluids and needles/syringes. Report any hazardous conditions, including needles and syringes, to the ACPD.
  • If necessary, close the door(s) or cordon off an area until it has been properly cleaned by a custodian or Environmental Health & Safety.

Download a PDF of the Amherst College Emergency Response Handbook.