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Division of Emergency Management
Office of Research Services
National Institutes of Health
Building 45 (Natcher)
Room P1As.14A
Phone: (301) 496-1985
Fax: (301) 402-0167
orsdem@nih.gov

Emergency Numbers

​On Campus
Dial 911, or
(301) 496-9911 from cell phone
​Off Campus
Dial 9-911, or
911 from cell phone
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Safety Skills

It is important that family members know how to administer first aid and CPR and how to use a fire extinguisher.

Learn First Aid and CPR.

Take a first aid and CPR class. Local American Red Cross chapters can provide information about this type of training. Official certification by the American Red Cross provides, under the “good Samaritan” law, protection for those giving first aid.

Learn How to Use a Fire Extinguisher.

Be sure everyone knows how to use your fire extinguisher(s) and where it is kept. You should have, at a minimum, an ABC type.

If you have question on the Awareness, Evacuation or Shelter-in-Place programs or if you have questions about Emergency Preparedness, contact the DEPC office at 301-496-1985.