Reporting an EmergencyCall the following numbers to report crimes in progress, life-threatening situations, personal injuries, traffic accidents, or suspicious activities:
NIH Bethesda (Main) CampusFrom an office phone: 911From a cell phone: 301-496-9911
Off-Campus in Bethesda/Rockville Area From an office phone: 9-911From a cell phone: 911
Note: Be sure to alert the building security guards of all incidents.
At times, specific NIAID buildings can be adversely affected by severe weather events or other types of emergencies. There are several options for staying updated on building-specific issues. Due to the nature of power outages affecting phone services and Internet access, we have several options available for communicating with staff.
If you are at work and face an emergency situation, refer to these guides for instructions on what to do and whom to contact:
There are three ways to find out the operating status of the federal government in the Washington, DC, area:
Go to Capitalert to sign up for free emergency alerts from local governments in the Washington, DC, area.
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Last Updated April 23, 2015
Last Reviewed June 13, 2013