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Blue-Light and Indoor Emergency Telephones

Both exterior (blue-light) and interior emergency telephones link a caller directly with the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (Public Safety). There are over 90 blue-light telephones at strategic locations near roadways, sidewalks, and pathways on the Ithaca College campus – see map. These telephones are mounted on poles that have a bright blue light at the top so that they can be seen from a distance. Blue-light telephones provide, with the touch of a button, direct and immediate voice contact with Public Safety. While the dispatcher is receiving information from the caller, a computer identifies the location of the telephone from which the call is being made, and an officer is sent to assist the caller.