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A) PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST THEFT

Life on our University campus is very safe and secure; however, there are plenty of areas open to use by everyone, which makes it necessary for each individual to take some preventive measures to reduce opportunities for theft.

In the Dormitory:

  • Keep your locker locked at all times.
  • Do not leave valuable items unattended.
  • Please report any individual or group of people you think is/are acting suspiciously to the emergency line at 0312 290 66 66 or to dormitory security at 0312 290 4006.
  • Do not forget to lock your door before you go to sleep or go out.

At the Sports Halls:

  • Keep your locker locked at all times.
  • Do not bring valuable items with you to the sports halls.
  • Please report any individual or group of people you think is/are acting suspiciously to the emergency line at 0312 290 66 66.

In the Classrooms or Libraries:

  • Do not leave valuable items and bags unattended on desks or tables.
  • If necessary, leave your personal belongings or valuable items with your friends or security officials.
  • Please report any individual or group of people you think is/are acting suspiciously to the emergency line at 0312 290 66 66.

At Home:

  • If you are residing on the first or second floor of a building, be sure to have sturdy iron security bars installed at your doors and windows.
  • When you move in to a new place, always remember to change the existing lock on your entrance door.
  • Write down the first letter of your first name and your last name in full when preparing a name tag to be placed on your door.
  • Empty your mailbox on a regular basis.

 

B) FIRE SAFETY GUIDELINES

The following tips will provide you with information about precautionary procedures that you may need to know in the event of a fire.

– In the Dormitory:

  • Do not keep an electrical heater or flammable materials in your room.
  • Do not overload the circuits, and make sure to disconnect all plug-in equipment before leaving the room or going to sleep.
  • Do not have on hand any electrical devices whose use is not permitted in the dormitory.
  • Do not leave candles burning when leaving the room or before going to sleep.
  • Please call the University’s emergency line (0312 290 66 66) immediately if you smell smoke or see a fire
  • Learn the location of all emergency exits in your building
  • Learn the location of the designated meeting place outside of your building in case of evacuation.
  • Learn how to use a fire extinguisher.

 Emergency Fire Procedures in the Dormitory:

  • It is very important to keep calm. Do not panic!
  • If you see a fire, first shout “Fire!” and then quickly press the fire alarm button. Inform security and dorm manager on duty so that the rooms can be evacuated.
  • If it is a very small fire and you know how to use a fire extinguisher, try to put it out, using great care.
  • If it is a big fire, immediately leave the area and go to your building’s designated meeting place outside.
  • Do not leave the meeting place until the security authorities have declared it is safe to return to the dormitory rooms.

– At Home:

  • If possible, install a smoke detector.
  • Learn the location of your building’s emergency exits and meeting place.
  • If you smoke, make sure to completely extinguish your cigarette before you throw it away or go to sleep.
  • Do not leave food cooking on the stove unattended.
  • Keep heaters away from household items and fabrics.
  • Use caution when operating electrical appliances.
  • Know the locations of all electricity and natural gas on/off switches in your home.

Emergency Fire Procedures at Home:

  • Do not panic! Keep calm and call the fire department at 110 (anywhere in Turkey).
  • Help children, the elderly and disabled persons to evacuate the building first.
  • Ask your neighbors for help.
  • Do not open the windows.
  • Turn off the gas and electricity.
  • Use fire hoses if available.
  • If the fire is too big to extinguish, leave the building immediately.
  • If you get burned, use cool running water as a first-aid measure and go to the nearest health center as soon as possible.
  • Please give short, clear answers to fire department officers’ questions.

 – Forest Fires

Precautionary Measures:

  • Do not throw away broken glass in wooded areas.
  • Do not have picnics in prohibited areas of the woods or forest.
  • Make sure to put out your cigarette properly.
  • Never throw away lit cigarette butts in a wooded area, as they may start a fire.
  • Do not release wish lanterns in forests, wooded areas or green areas on the campus.
  • If you come across a fire that has just started, use (with great care) tree branches to put it out.

If you see smoke or fire, please immediately report it to the emergency line at 0312 290 66 66. If you are located off campus, call 177 (anywhere in Turkey).

 

C) WHAT TO DO IN AN EARTHQUAKE

We should all know what to do before, during and after an earthquake to protect ourselves from getting injured and minimize damage. Please share the following information with your friends and family members for your own and others’ safety.

  • Do not panic! Remain calm.
  • If the earthquake occurs when you are indoors, stay indoors. Drop to the floor, get under a desk or bed and hold on. Protect your head and neck.
  • If you are outdoors, move to an open area and stay away from buildings, trees and power lines.
  • If possible, do not drive. If you have to drive, stay away from bridges and underground passages, and stay in the car until the shaking stops.
  • After the earthquake, if you can, check yourself and others for injuries and provide first aid as needed.
  • Check your surroundings carefully and turn off all electrical appliances, gas and water.
  • Turn on your radio or television to hear emergency instructions and announcements from the authorities and to keep up with the latest news on the situation.
  • Use your phone only to report emergency situations.

 

D) FIRST AID AT BİLKENT

Bilkent University has health centers on both Main and East Campuses providing health care during emergency situations with its ambulance services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Please call an ambulance, if you or someone you know need an urgent medical care in each of following situations:

  1. Chest pain ( both left and right side of the chest)
  2. Severe shortness of breath
  3. İnjuries caused by a traffic accident
  4. Fall from a height
  5. Severe bleeding
  6. Drowning in water
  7. Poisoning
  8. Fire
  9. Fainting
  10. Have a serious illness
  11. Frostbite or hypothermia
  12. Heat stroke
  13. Severe burns
  14. Difficulty breathing
  15. Loss of consciousness
  16. Eye injuries
  17. Traumas

While calling an ambulance;

  1. Always remember that your personal safety is of the utmost importance.
  2. Make sure that stay at a secure place.
  3. Do not move the injured/sick person, unless there is an urgent danger. If you are the injured/ sick one, do not move.
  4. Call the Bilkent University emergency line at 0312 290 66 66.
  5. Stay calm and try to speak clearly.

 

Important Phone Numbers

Bilkent Emergency Number: 0312 290 6666
Bilkent Fire Station: 0312 290 6666
Bilkent Traffic: 0312 290 1439
Police: 155
Fire: 110
To report a gas leak: 187

 

Lost Property Office (Security Department): G Building, B-09