Emergency Information2019-08-12T17:50:05+00:00

Emergency Information

Medical Emergencies

The essential first step is immediately seeking medical care. Please dial 911 or contact the Ferrum College Police Department at (540) 365-4444 immediately.

Some examples of medical emergencies may include the following:

  • Injury or illness
  • Any attempt to harm oneself or others
  • Significant impairment of normal functioning
  • Physical assault or any other violent behavior or physical altercation
  • Unconsciousness or the inability to communicate clearly (incoherent, garbled, slurred speech)

For consultation in assessing the situation and responding appropriately, it is best to call 911 or FCPD at (540) 365-4444.

Emergency Care and After-Hours Medical Attention

Psychological Emergencies

Psychological emergencies may include the following signs or symptoms:

  • Any threat of harm to oneself or others (verbal, written, or otherwise)
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Loss of contact with reality (seeing/hearing things that are not there, paranoia)

For consultation in assessing the situation and responding appropriately, call the Office of Student Life at( 540) 365-4461, or FCPD at (540) 365-4444.

In a psychological emergency, immediately seeking psychological care is the essential first step. In matters where harm to oneself or others is likely or inevitable, contact emergency services immediately by dialing 911, FCPD at (540) 365-4444 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Emergency Care

Behavioral Emergencies

Some examples of behavioral emergencies include the following:

  • Highly disruptive behavior
  • Aggression that may be verbal and/or physical
  • Threatening behavior
  • Unusual, odd or strange behavior
  • Any behavior that jeopardizes the safety of any one person or group
  • Presence or threat of a weapon
  • Any behavior that is out of the norm for the person, the situation or the circumstances could indicate an emergency or that intervention is needed.

Psychological and/or medical issues can present themselves as a behavioral problem or emergency. For consultation in assessing the situation and responding appropriately, call the Ferrum College Police Department at (540) 365-4444.