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OHIO IS HERE TO HELP: Any students, faculty or staff affected by the Carriage Hill Apartments fire who have not already connected with the University, and would like assistance, are welcome to contact the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800.
 
 
Further Information
2/27/17, Update: 12 p.m. - The University is collecting donations for those affected by the Carriage Hill Apartments fire throughout today. All donated items will be available to assist impacted students, faculty or staff for the duration of the week.
 
Ohio University is here to help.
Any affected students, faculty or staff who have not already connected with the University, and would like assistance, are welcome to contact the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800. 

Counseling and Psychological Services support available: Those in need of additional support may call Counseling and Psychological Services 24 hours a day at 740.593.1616 to speak with a professional counselor.
 
To donate to students affected by the fire: Clothing and material donations may be dropped off at the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center (fifth floor). To make a monetary donation, please visit www.ohio.edu/give. Choose “Make a one-time gift,” then select “Ohio Parents and Family Endowment” from the dropdown menu. All donations made to that account this week will go directly to the students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.
 
To donate to community members affected by the fire: Please contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio by calling 740.593.5273 or visiting www.redcross.org

2/26/17, Update: 10:30 p.m. - Baker University Center will remain open throughout the night and continue to provide assistance to those affected by the Carriage Hill Fire.
 
The following support resources and information have also been made available.
 
Academic Support
Ohio University faculty can provide academic support to affected students regarding assignments, technology needs and more. Students are encouraged to reach out directly to their professors for assistance.
 
International Student Support
International students who have been affected may contact International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) for general assistance and help accessing University support. ISFS can also assist students in replacing immigration documentation and contacting their embassy to replace their passport. 
 
Housing Services
American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio is at Baker University Center to provide assistance to community members affected by the fire; the University is working to provide temporary housing to students. 
 
Transportation Services
Transportation from Baker University Center to Carriage Hill will be available throughout the evening. Overnight vehicular parking remains available in the Baker University Center Garage.
 
Parent Information
Parents whose students are residents of Carriage Hill may contact the OUPD Dispatch Line at 740-593-1911 if they need assistance in locating their student.
 
Donations Support
To donate to students affected by the fire: To make a monetary donation, please visit www.ohio.edu/give. Choose “Make a one-time gift,” then select “Ohio Parents and Family Endowment” from the dropdown menu. All donations made to that account this week will go directly to the students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.
 
To donate to community members affected by the fire: Please contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio by calling 740-593-5273 or visiting www.redcross.org

2/26/17, Update: 8 p.m. - The Carriage Hill Apartments fire is out. The Athens Fire Department remains on the scene to address hot spots. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Anyone who was affected by this evening’s fire, and would like assistance, is welcome to visit Baker University Center. Food, water and other resources are available. Vehicular parking is available in the Baker University Center Garage.

The University is providing bus transportation services from Carriage Hill to Baker University Center. 

2/26/17, 7:30 p.m. - Ohio University was notified of a fire at Carriage Hill Apartments earlier this afternoon. The fire is currently contained, and has affected portions of two buildings in the area. There are no reported injuries at this time. 
 
Baker University Center will remain open through the evening to serve as a gathering space for those who were affected by the fire. Housing and Residence Life is also working to provide any necessary assistance to those who were displaced; food, water and other items will be available at Baker University Center. 
 
Drop off stations for anyone who would like to provide donations are available at Baker University Center.  
 
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Further Information
2/27/17, Update: 12 p.m. - The University is collecting donations for those affected by the Carriage Hill Apartments fire throughout today. All donated items will be available to assist impacted students, faculty or staff for the duration of the week.
 
Ohio University is here to help.
Any affected students, faculty or staff who have not already connected with the University, and would like assistance, are welcome to contact the Dean of Students at 740.593.1800. 

Counseling and Psychological Services support available: Those in need of additional support may call Counseling and Psychological Services 24 hours a day at 740.593.1616 to speak with a professional counselor.
 
To donate to students affected by the fire: Clothing and material donations may be dropped off at the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center (fifth floor). To make a monetary donation, please visit www.ohio.edu/give. Choose “Make a one-time gift,” then select “Ohio Parents and Family Endowment” from the dropdown menu. All donations made to that account this week will go directly to the students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.
 
To donate to community members affected by the fire: Please contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio by calling 740.593.5273 or visiting www.redcross.org

2/26/17, Update: 10:30 p.m. - Baker University Center will remain open throughout the night and continue to provide assistance to those affected by the Carriage Hill Fire.
 
The following support resources and information have also been made available.
 
Academic Support
Ohio University faculty can provide academic support to affected students regarding assignments, technology needs and more. Students are encouraged to reach out directly to their professors for assistance.
 
International Student Support
International students who have been affected may contact International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) for general assistance and help accessing University support. ISFS can also assist students in replacing immigration documentation and contacting their embassy to replace their passport. 
 
Housing Services
American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio is at Baker University Center to provide assistance to community members affected by the fire; the University is working to provide temporary housing to students. 
 
Transportation Services
Transportation from Baker University Center to Carriage Hill will be available throughout the evening. Overnight vehicular parking remains available in the Baker University Center Garage.
 
Parent Information
Parents whose students are residents of Carriage Hill may contact the OUPD Dispatch Line at 740-593-1911 if they need assistance in locating their student.
 
Donations Support
To donate to students affected by the fire: To make a monetary donation, please visit www.ohio.edu/give. Choose “Make a one-time gift,” then select “Ohio Parents and Family Endowment” from the dropdown menu. All donations made to that account this week will go directly to the students, faculty and staff affected by the fire.
 
To donate to community members affected by the fire: Please contact the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio by calling 740-593-5273 or visiting www.redcross.org

2/26/17, Update: 8 p.m. - The Carriage Hill Apartments fire is out. The Athens Fire Department remains on the scene to address hot spots. There are no reported injuries at this time.

Anyone who was affected by this evening’s fire, and would like assistance, is welcome to visit Baker University Center. Food, water and other resources are available. Vehicular parking is available in the Baker University Center Garage.

The University is providing bus transportation services from Carriage Hill to Baker University Center. 

2/26/17, 7:30 p.m. - Ohio University was notified of a fire at Carriage Hill Apartments earlier this afternoon. The fire is currently contained, and has affected portions of two buildings in the area. There are no reported injuries at this time. 
 
Baker University Center will remain open through the evening to serve as a gathering space for those who were affected by the fire. Housing and Residence Life is also working to provide any necessary assistance to those who were displaced; food, water and other items will be available at Baker University Center. 
 
Drop off stations for anyone who would like to provide donations are available at Baker University Center.  
 
Critical Incident

If an emergency is a critical incident, or becomes a critical incident, you can find information through:

  • Ohio University's Homepage
  • Your campus e-mail (@ohio.edu accounts)
  • Text message
  • Ohio University’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Campus televisions connected to CATvision
  • Outdoor emergency notification system
  • 740.597.1800 for a recorded message (on Athens campus, 7-1800)
  • Non-tech methods (on-the-ground teams, bullhorns, posted alerts, etc.)
 
Questions?
If you have questions about the University's emergency notification system, please send an e-mail to etm@ohio.edu
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