Annex 8 - Emergency Reporting

Overview

All emergencies that occur at Binghamton University must be reported to the Binghamton University Emergency Services Dispatch Center.  Binghamton University has made several options available to ensure the notification of campus officials and/or emergency responders of emergency situations.  Each reporting method puts the reporter in direct contact with an emergency services dispatcher who is capable of providing a prompt and timely response.

The methods available to reporting parties of emergencies include:

  • Dialing 9-1-1 or (607) 777-2222 from any phone.
  • Using the “Emergency call” button on any campus elevator.
  • Using one of the blue light phones located on the Binghamton University Vestal campus.

All of these methods will put the caller directly in touch with the Binghamton University Emergency Services Dispatch Center or the Broome County Office of Emergency Services 911 Dispatch Center.  The caller should be prepared to answer questions as to the location and nature of the emergency, and any additional or relevant questions asked.

Dialing 911

From a Campus Phone (landline)

Dialing 911 from a campus phone will immediately direct your call to Binghamton University’s Emergency Services 911 Dispatch Center.  This center is open 24-hours per day is capable of dispatching police, EMS, and fire department services when needed.

From a Cell Phone

Dialing 911 from a cell phone (from Binghamton University property) will immediately direct your call to the Broome County Office of Emergency Services 911 Dispatch Center.  This center is open 24-hours per day is capable of dispatching police, EMS, and fire department services when needed.  The Broome County 911 Center has direct lines of communication with the Binghamton University 911 Center to facilitate quick communications and response.

(607) 777-2222 Binghamton University Emergency Line

From any phone, you may dial the 10-digit emergency number to directly connect with the Binghamton University 911 Center. 

Elevator Emergency Call Button

When pressing the elevator emergency call button you will be immediately connected with Binghamton University’s Emergency Services 911 Dispatch Center.  The dispatcher will know which elevator you are in and will ask the nature of your emergency.

Blue Light Phones

82 highly visible blue-light phones are located outdoors throughout all Binghamton University property.  Picking up a blue-light phone will connect you directly with the Binghamton University 911 Center.  The dispatcher will know your location and will ask the nature of your emergency.

Non-Emergency Reporting

To report an event, incident, suspicious activity, or any other item of concern and there is no immediate safety threat / danger present, the Binghamton University 911 Dispatch Center non-emergency telephone number is (607) 777-2393.  This number may be used for all non-emergency calls, including administrative questions, lost and found inquiries, etc.

Last Updated: 2/8/16