Emergencies

Emergencies

In an emergency dial 911 from all campus phones. This will put you in contact with the Dauphin County Emergency Communications Center. Let the operator know that you are calling from the Penn State Harrisburg Campus and follow their instructions. They will dispatch the University Police and other emergency resources to your location.

In case of fire, residents should evacuate and call 911.

Emergency Phones

Easily recognized by their blue lights, emergency phones are located throughout campus. There is no dialing or number keypad.

To activate the phone:

  • Pick up the receiver.
  • Press the red button (some do not have red buttons and will activate immediately after picking up the receiver).
  • The call will be answered by the Dauphin County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center.

These phones are to be used only in case of an emergency.

Non-Emergency Number

(717) 948-6232 or just 6232 from any campus phone

Between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, a member of police services will be there to answer your calls.

In the evenings and on weekends when there may not be office coverage, you will receive a recording that will remind you to call 911 in the event of an emergency if the call is not an emergency you will be instructed to leave a message. Or if you wish to talk to an officer the message will instruct you to call the officer on their cellular phone at (717) 979-7976.

AED  Locations

Local Hospitals

  • Harrisburg Hospital — S. Front Street, Harrisburg (717) 782 3131

  • Hershey Medical Center — 500 University Drive, Hershey (717) 531 8521

  • Polyclinic Medical Center — 2601 N. Third Street, Harrisburg (717) 782 4141