Emergency Planning and Procedures

Planning & Preparedness

Hamilton College routinely operates in a manner which avoids emergencies. However, the College is not immune to critical incidents, and strives to plan and prepare for them through written plans and protocols, training, effective communication strategies, and regular meetings of the Hamilton Emergency Response Team (HERT). A broader group, the Hamilton Incident Management Team (HIMT), is composed of additional senior staff and other essential personnel with overall administrative and managerial responsibility for the College during emergency incidents.

All members of the College community are also encouraged to review the information contained in the links below as a means of becoming more familiar with your own roles and responsibilities. 

Emergency Action Plans (EAP's)

In the event of any single emergency incident, there are a number of immediate and defensive actions the members of our community should take. Those actions are described in the "Emergency Action Plans"
that follow:

Emergency Phone Numbers

If you witness an emergency event, the most important thing to do is to call one of the emergency listed below.


Campus Safety 315-859-4000


Ambulance (COCVAC) 911
Fire Department (Clinton Fire Dept.) 911
Police Department (Town of Kirkland) 911

Reverse-911 Service

Emergency Contact Information

Hamilton employs a reverse-911 system to alert employees and students of campus emergencies and closures. In an emergency, the College will contact students by cell phone or campus room phone number. Employees and students can opt in to receive text messages. Go to the Personal Profile Management page to edit or verify your contact information.

Active Shooter Training Video

To view an instructional video on what to do in the event of an active shooter situation, please play below or visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0