Emergency Information

Specific to the Broad Branch Road Campus

The DC Metropolitan Police department has a “Search for Crime” link if you would like to know the crime statistics of a particular area.  Alycia downloaded the statistics specific to our local area.  When walking in the dark, please be careful.  Investing in a small flashlight to help you navigate in dark areas would be very helpful.  When leaving the campus at night, try and walk with a colleague who is going in the same direction.

Because we are located near Rock Creek Park, calling the  U.S. Park Police might result in a quicker response during an emergency.  Their 24-hour emergency number is (202) 610-7500.  Otherwise, call 911.  Be sure and provide them with the 5241 Broad Branch Road address not 5251. Up-to-date emergency status information for the campus can be found by dialing (202) 478-8486.

Fire extinguishers.  Tim Strobel provided us with the attached slides on Fire.Safety.  Check them out!  Every lab should have a fire extinguisher nearby. Know where it is!  Know where the nearest fire extinguisher is to your office.

Automated External Defibrillators:  There are five AEDs located on campus: one just inside (left wall) the main door of the Research Building, one  also in the 2nd floor north central wall in the hallway of the Research Building; one in the Greenewalt Building near the restrooms; one in the Cyclotron Building ground floor near parking entrance, and one in the Abelson Building main floor opposite the elevator

On campus,First.Aid.Kits can be found  in the following locations:  three in the Cyclotron Building: outside the ion probe lab and on the second floor outside the chem lab (a smaller first aid kit can be found in the main mass spec lab); the coffee room in the Abelson Building; one in the middle hallway on the Geophysical Lab side of each of the 1st and 2nd floors of the Research Building; one each outside service chases R-124 and R-224; two in our machine shop on the ground floor of the Research Building


Emergency.Information Sheet

BBR emergency only cell numbers:

Gary Bors: 202-510-8577; Roy Dingus: 301-758-3837; Bill Key: 202-510-8576

Nearest fire station: 4930 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008-2021 (202) 673-3231, near Fessenden St.
Nearest hospital:

Sibley Hospital (5255 Loughboro Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016, 202/537-4000), served by the D6 and M4 Metro bus routes.  M4 connects with the Tenleytown Metro.  Sibley is also served by the Number 23 Ride-On Bus which connects at the Friendship Heights Metro.  Other hospitals in the area, Georgetown University Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, and Suburban, to name a few.

Home addresses and phone numbers can be found within Internal Links on our DTM web site.  Click log in, and connect to our Internal Links.

Safety Resources as found in the main DTM web site, which includes Laboratory Safety Rules, Hazard Information Guide, etc.

The District

The District is divided into four quadrants, NW, NE, SE, and SW.  The U.S. Capitol sits at the center of the quadrants.  The boundaries of each quadrant are North Capitol Street, South Capitol Street, East Capitol, and the National Mall.  As is the case in all big cities, there are certain areas of the city where one should tread with caution.

Travel tips can be found on the internet in the form of blogs or specific web sites.  Avoid parks at night, stay in well-lit areas, and always try to travel in groups; take a cab if you are alone at night.  Some sites caution you to avoid Anacostia, SE, and NE, DC.  Even 36th Street NW and the Tenley area can be dangerous if walking alone at night! Do not tempt would-be robbers by openly displaying your iPod, iPhone, etc.; there have been quite a few such thefts while waiting for a metro train.

Crisis web sites:

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

National suicide helpline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Samaritans 518-689-hope (4673)  Samaritans US

Crisis link 703/527-4077




Leave a Reply