• April 24, 2014

    Heartbleed Update

    There has been a lot of hype in the media about the Heartbleed Bug since its discovery a few weeks ago. I talked to Dave Pecora, the Manager of RIT’s ITS Command Center, about what exactly the Heartbleed Bug is, why it is dangerous, and RIT’s response. First and foremost, if you get only one thing out of this article it should be this: if you [...]
  • July 17, 2013

    What you should do in Case of a Fire

    • Evacuate the building using the nearest available stairwell or exit. Do not use elevators • Even if you think that the fire alarm is simply burnt popcorn or mac & cheese, get out. You never know the cause of the fire alarm until after • If an alarm is not sounding, pull red fire alarm on your way out, if possible • Close doors on your way [...]
  • June 26, 2013

    Swimming Safety

    Whether you are enjoying a nice swim in the Gordon Field House, a local swimming pool or at the beach, it is important to keep in mind that as relaxing and fun as swimming is it can be just as dangerous. Pools: Swim in areas supervised by lifeguards Avoid alcohol when swimming Don’t swim in bad weather (outdoor pools) Drink plenty of water [...]
  • June 20, 2013

    What you should do in Case of a Bomb Threat

    Bomb threats should always be taken seriously and the proper authorities notified. If you are the person to identify the threat, it can be a scary and nerve-wreaking situation. Below is list of different types of bomb threat situations and how you should handle each one. Telephone threat: Keep the caller on the telephone as long as possible to [...]
  • June 12, 2013

    Evacuation Notices and Emergency Signals

    There may be times where the evacuation of a building is necessary, but do you really know what all the different flashing lights, sounds and combinations mean? Here is a list of the notifications you could receive when an emergency evacuation is necessary: The sounding of an alarm RIT Alert notification (text, e-mail, instant message) Alertus [...]
  • June 5, 2013

    RIT Ambulance

    When there is an emergency on campus that requires professional medical services, the RIT Ambulance will be one of the first responders to the incident. The RIT Ambulance (RITA) is a unique part of the RIT community because it is student run Emergency Medical Service (EMS) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week apart from when the Institute is closed [...]
  • May 29, 2013

    Utility Failure: Power Outage

    Every so often, either due to a severe weather conditions or a faulty cord, a power outage can occur. Thankfully, RIT has many back-up generators to help keep the power on. However, it is important to remember the phone numbers to contact and how to handle the situation. It is also good to always have a couple of flashlights and extra [...]
  • May 22, 2013

    Severe Weather

    The terrible natural disaster in Oklahoma earlier this week is a chilling reminder to prepare for severe weather events. Every so often Rochester experiences some violent and dangerous weather including thunderstorms and high winds. In case Mother Nature hits, follow these tips below: What you should do: Remain or move indoors. If you cannot [...]
  • May 8, 2013

    Fire Up the Grill!

    As summer quickly approaches in Rochester, it is time to fire up the grill to get a nice BBQ going! While BBQ’ing may sound easy enough, it is important to remember that it can be just as dangerous cooking with an open flame. There are two types of grilling. The first uses coals, charcoal, (which is what you can use to cook on the grills [...]