Environmental Health & Safety

Level 5



Emergency - Call Amherst College Police 

(413) 542-2111 

(Ambulance, Fire, Haz-Mat, Police)






LEVEL 5 - A catastrophic emergency event involving the entire campus and surrounding community. Immediate resolution of the disaster, which is usually multi-hazard, is beyond the emergency response capabilities of campus and local resources. (Example: earthquake, major hurricane, or act of terrorism which would require State and Federal assistance.)

RESPONSE:  When a Level 5 emergency occurs, the Associate Treasurer for Campus Services shall assemble the Emergency Management Group, Notify the Policy Group, and activate the Emergency Operations Center, while assuming the role of Emergency Director. In the absence of the Associate Treasurer, the Environmental Health and Safety Manager or the Chief of Police will automatically assume that role