I n any emergency, dial 3131 from any laboratory telephone. From a non-laboratory telephone, dial 840-3131.

When the operator answers, give your name, your location and the nature of the emergency. Stay on the phone until the operator has all the necessary information and tells you to hang up. The operator will activate the emergency response. The Laboratory has appointed and trained an Emergency Coordinator who has the responsibility and full authority for directing an emergency response.

Emergency Response

Fermilab has staff and equipment to handle a variety of emergencies. Anyone with serious medical problems is taken immediately to a community hospital that has agreed to provide emergency care for people injured at Fermilab. For emergency medical aid, dial 3131.

The inside front cover of this handbook explains the meaning of alarms and warning signals at Fermilab. Please take a few minutes to learn what each one means, and how to respond.