From our campus to the national level, information and resources are included here.

National:  Homeland Security

World Health Organization's Epidemic & Pandemic Alert & Response (EPR)


Public Safety Dispatch/Emergency Command Center
24 hours/7 Days a week
Facilities & Operations, Service Response Center
After Hours Emergency Only
Student Wellness Center
8:30am-4:30pm (M-F)
After Hours Emergency Only

Compliance & Risk Management
8:30-4:30 (M-F)
After Hours Emergency Only





Emergency Telephones & LiveSafe App

Emergency Telephones

Emergency telephones are located across campus to enable you to easily call for help.  The phones are mounted on poles across campus and marked with a blue light on top.  To use the phone, press the button and talk into the speaker.

For your safety, learn the locations of the emergency telephones, especially those along the routes you usually take in the evening and after dark.  (Link below to map)

LiveSafe App

LiveSafe is a personal safety mobile app that F&M is providing to all students, faculty, and staff for free.  The app provides a quick and convenient way to communicate directly with public safety officials, enhancing your overal safety and allowing F&M Public Safety to better protect you.  Some features are the ability to report tips; call or message 911 or Public Safety using location tracking for a faster response time; SafeWalk, which allows your contacts to 'virtually escort' you; the ability to receive alerts and access relevant college emergency procedures.  Download "LiveSafe" from the App Store or Google Play (be sure to enable location services and push notifications when prompted), sign up using your F&M email address, create a password and fill in your name, search for Franklin & Marshall to connect with the organization, lastly, add your mobile phone number to your profile.


Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

The Department of Public Safety is committed to enhancing the quality of life of the campus community by integrating the best practices of public and private policing with state-of-the-art technology. A critical component of a comprehensive security plan using state-of-the-art technology is Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), which has been proven effective in reducing criminal activity .

CCTV cameras on Franklin & Marshall's campus monitor and record public areas for the purposes of safety and security.  The CCTV Policy, available through the Department of Public Safety, regulates the use of CCTV cameras.

A list of all College owned or controlled actively monitored camera locations is published in the Annual Safety Report.

Emergency Preparation FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q:  How do I sign up for emergency text messages and emergency e-mails?
A:  Access the sign up pages from here:  Franklin & Marshall Emergency Alert.  It’s quick and easy to enter your information.  For FAQs regarding this system, go to

Q:  I’ve tried to sign up for the emergency alert program and I can’t make it work.
A:  Contact the ITS Help Desk (

Q:  I’ve tried to sign up for text message alerts but my carrier is not listed.  
A:  Our system works with 32 carriers; you may be using one that is not currently part of our system.  Sign up for e-mail alerts and contact the ITS Help Desk ( to let them know that your carrier is not listed. 

Q:  Where can I find the entire Emergency Response and Crisis Management Plan?
A:  Access to the Plan here:  Emergency Response & Crisis Management Plan.  Please note:  Franklin & Marshall authorization is required in order to view The Plan.

Q:  What should I do if I hear the alert siren?

A:  If you’re on campus, listen for instructions; check your mobile phone or email. Sirens may indicate a weather emergency or a more serious emergency, so listen to determine if you should take shelter, try to evacuate the area, hide or be prepared to take other steps to defend yourself.  If you’re off campus, stay away.  For more information, check your cell phone for a text message; check your e-mail; go to the Franklin & Marshall homepage. 

Additional information on the siren system is available here:  Emergency Siren Warning System

Q:  I’ve heard there will be regular testing of the siren.  When will that happen?
A:  The siren will be tested quarterly (January, April, July and October) on the 1st Wednesday of the month at noon.

Q:  I understand that I now need a fob to access some areas on campus.  To what facilities will my fob give me access (and to what won’t it allow me access)?
A:  The fitness center inside the ASFC now requires a fob.  You may pick one up at the Key Shop at Facilities & Operations (on Harrisburg Avenue).  Some other buildings will now require a fob to access them after regular office hours. 

Q:  How can I find out where those blue light phones are – on and off campus?
A:  The map is available here:  Franklin & Marshall Emergency Phone Location Map (PDF)  . 

To use the phone, press the button and talk into the speaker.  For your safety, learn the locations of the emergency telephones, especially those along the routes you usually take in the evening and after dark.