BUFFALO, N.Y. — Brentwood Library has made some safety recommendations for its staff after a student was shot in the head during an early morning incident in February.
The BUFF is warning staff to be cautious while using their personal devices while at a library and to avoid all outdoor public areas.
In the case of an incident involving a personal device, staff members should use the phone, tablet, laptop or any other device that can be used to communicate with the public, BUFFs new Safety Guide states.
A library employee has the option of using their phone to call for assistance in a crisis.
Staff members should also keep their personal cell phones, tablets, laptops or any similar electronic devices at all times in the library.
They should not allow others to use the phones or devices to call in emergencies, the guide states.
The guide also urges staff to avoid entering areas where a person may be able to hear the library’s alarms.
Staff members can call 911 if they believe there is a person or a group of people in danger.
BUFFs first-aid training is also a priority for staff members, the document states.
Staff should use personal protective equipment to provide first aid to people who may be injured while at the library, and staff members are required to carry a personal emergency device.
For those staff members who are unable to safely handle the emergency, BUF staff are also instructed to ask someone to assist them with a personal task such as finding a lost item, cleaning the building, or providing a safety plan.
To help staff members respond to emergencies, BUFS staff members can request that staff members attend the Emergency Response Team at the facility.
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