On campus call x6666 (401 454-6666). Give the exact location and state the nature of the emergency.
Off campus, call 911. If you contact 911 or interact with the Police, Fire or a medical facility please contact Public Safety as soon as possible at 401 454-6376 or ask the emergency personnel assisting you to contact Public Safety for you.
Remain calm and do not terminate the call until instructed to do so by the dispatcher. If you have questions or a problem with the local police, notify RISD Public Safety at 401 454-6376.
To view emergency announcements, updates, instructions and resources visit the RISD Emergency Information page.
Inside each building on campus, hall phones are available to provide quick reporting to Public Safety. Many of these hall phones are connected directly to Public Safety. Simply pick up the handset and, after the ring, speak to the Dispatcher.
Code Blue emergency phones are located in outdoor areas throughout campus. Simply press the red button on the Code Blue phone and you will be connected directly to Public Safety. Please visit the Public Safety page on info.risd.edu to familiarize yourself with the location of these phones on campus.
If you experience a serious or sudden illness or injury, call RISD Public Safety at x6666 (401 454-6666, where a trained ofﬁcer will be dispatched to provide emergency treatment and arrange appropriate transportation to a hospital or Health Services.
The Department of Public Safety operates a class C-2 non-transport ambulance and has on staff licensed Emergency Medical Technicians who will evaluate, treat and/or arrange transport for the sick or injured.