Safety & Emergency Procedures

Emergency Information

Residents who are in their dormitory room/apartment during a state of emergency declared by the Technion are asked to inform of their presence on the days they are staying at the dorms through this link – this will inform the rescue authorities of your presence in the dorms.

List of Shelters in Student Dormitory Complexes

Lower Campus Residences
*Residents of Rifkin Village and ‘Meshpazim’ should go to the shelters near the parking lot of the Computer Science Faculty.

Upper Campus Residences

*Residents of American Technion Society Village (‘Neve America’) can go to shelters in the following buildings: 22(1)-29(1), located at the staircases between the buildings, and in building 83(1).

*Residents of the Senate Dormitories can go to the shelter located between the buildings.

*Residents of the DeJour Dormitories (‘Meonot HaAmim’) may go to the shelters in building 20(1).

*Residents of the American Technion Society Village II (‘Shilon’ and ‘Palm Beach’) may go to the shelter in building 21(1) or to the shelters at the American Technion Society dormitory complexes and or building 20(1).

*Residents of the Eastern Village Dormitories can go to the shelters beside the Laundromat and general storage area, under the stairwell between buildings 103-104 (343-344).

*Residents of the New Eastern Village Dormitories use the safe room (mamad) in their apartment.

*Residents of the Canada Dormitories and Canada Tower Dorms can go to the shelter located on the entrance floor of each building.

*Residents of the Junior Faculty Residence (‘Segel Zutar’) may use the shelter located beside the playground (club house) and in the shelter beside building 6 (90).

*Residents of the Zielony Graduate Student Village use the safe room (mamad) in their apartment.

*Residents of the Kessel Dormitories go to the shelter of the building (at the club house).

Other Shelters On-Campus

Other Shelters On-Campus

Ullmann Building
Sego Building
Computer Science Taub Building (parking-lot shelter)
Cooper Industrial Engineering & Management Building (parking-lot shelter and building shelter)
Malat Building (North of the Practical Engineering Program)

What to bring with you?
It is recommended to take items such as a bottle of water, light refreshments, flashlight and batteries, cell phone, toilet paper, personal medication, blanket/foldable chair/pillow, etc.)

For Technion Security dial: 829-2222 | 829-2740 | 829-3839 | 829-3121

Safety & Security

Technion is committed to ensuring the security and safety of its students, staff and visitors.
The university operates a 24-hour monitoring system that includes a network with security guards stationed at the university entrances and security units patrolling the campus grounds. To date, the Technion has never suffered a security breach to date.

Emergency Numbers
24 Hour Emergency Hotline: 04-829-2222 or internal extensions 2494 or 4242 from any campus phone
Technion 24 Hour Main Gate: 04 829 2740 or 04 829 3839
On duty 24 Hour Technion Security Officer: 052 8967 455
Head of Technion Security Office Mr. Yoav Geva: 054 220 9975

Homeland Security Office service in English (24 hours) dial: 1207

Being Prepared for Emergencies

We ask that you familiarize yourself with some basic guidelines for being prepared in cases of emergency. Israel’s Home Front Command, in cooperation with emergency and rescue organizations, government offices, local authorities, and hundreds of volunteer organizations are ready to help you in times of emergency. The Home-Front Command Website: www.oref.org.il (Select “English”)

Security Shelters in Israel
All public buildings in Israel have two types of public shelters:

  • A Miklat (shelter)
  • Merchav Mugan "מרחב מוגן" (a protected area)
  • All Technion buildings have such shelters
  • Public signs designate the shelter areas
  • It is legitimate to use the shelter of a building in which you happen to be, even if it is not your home or workplace
  • Familiarize yourself with the shelter location closest to where you work and live
  • If you hear an alarm or a siren proceed immediately to the nearest shelter
  • When in doubt, ask people around you for the closest shelter
  • If there is no obvious shelter, then a room with a small number of outside walls and windows, or a corridor is a safe alternative

Sirens in Israel

  • National memorial days in Israel are observed with either a one or two minute siren (“Yom Hazikaron” and Holocaust and Heorism Remembrance Day)
  • Sirens used to designate emergencies are non-monotonic, loud up and down tones
  • When in doubt, ask people around you if the siren indicates an emergency

If You Hear an Emergency Siren

  • Recognize the alarm and do not panic.
  • Look for a nearby shelter and go there. If you are in a building, descend to the bomb-shelter as long as it can be reached within 90 seconds from the moment the siren is heard (or 60 seconds from the street).
  • If no shelter is nearby find a room with a small number of outside walls and windows, a staircase or a corridor. Get as far away as possible from windows and doors.
  • If outside: enter the nearest staircase or take cover behind the nearest wall/shelter and lie facing the ground and cover your head and neck with your hands.
  • If in a vehicle: stop at the side of the road, exit the vehicle and enter the nearest staircase, building or shelter.
  • If there are no buildings close by, exit the vehicle and lie facing the ground and cover your head and neck with your hands. If you cannot leave the vehicle, stop on the side of the road and wait for 10 minutes.
  • In all cases stay inside the secure area for at least 10 minutes or until you hear instructions from an authorized security person.
  • Stay tuned to the media for further instructions.

After the Siren has Ended

  • Sirens last a few seconds, but require staying in a safe environment for 10 minutes.
  • There may or may not be explicit instructions indicating the end of an emergency.
  • After 10 minutes, unless otherwise instructed, you may leave and continue with your day.
  • Stay clear and do not touch unidentified objects.
  • Inform the security forces of any suspicious objects.

Unconventional Missiles

  • Use of biological or chemical warfare is EXTREMELY unlikely.
  • In the off chance of such use, explicit directions will be given through the media and the internet.
  • If you have security masks DO NOT use or open them without explicit instructions.
  • Instructions for opening and using kits can be found at: www.oref.org.il (Select “English”)