Emergency Response Information
- Active Shooter
- Bomb Threat
- Medical Emergency
- Campus Violence
- Hazardous Materials
- Power Outage/Gas
- Have an escape route and plan in mind.
- Leave your belongings behind.
- Keep your hands visible.
- HIDE in an area out of the active shooter’s view.
- BLOCK entry to your hiding place and lock the doors, if possible.
- AS A LAST RESORT and ONLY when your life is in imminent danger.
- Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter.
- Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter.
What to do when Law Enforcement Arrives:
Remain calm, and follow officers’ instructions.
- Immediately raise hands and spread fingers.
- Keep hands visible at all times.
- Avoid making quick movements towards officers such as attempting to hold on to them for safety.
- Avoid pointing, screaming and/or yelling.
- DO NOT stop to ask officers for help or direction when evacuating, just proceed in the direction from which officers are entering the premises.
Remove anyone from danger, close door to confine smoke and fire.
Notify the College Police Department or activate the nearest pull station.
Take immediate action to control the fire with available firefighting equipment only if properly trained.
Proceed immediately to a safe exit and begin to evacuate unless told otherwise by emergency personnel. DO NOT open any door that appears or feels hot.
DO NOT return to your area for personal belongings. If smoke is present, stay low. Best air quality is near the floor. If you are in an elevator when the alarm sounds,
DO NOT push the emergency stop button.
If smoke is present, stay low. Best air quality is near the floor.
If you are in an elevator when the alarm sounds, DO NOT push the emergency stop button. If trapped
If trapped in your office/classroom:
- Wedge cloth materials along the bottom of the door.
- Close as many doors as possible between you and the fire.
If you catch on fire:
- DO NOT RUN.
- STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, and ROLL over to smother the flames.
If you receive a telephone threat:
- Keep the caller on the line as long as possible.
- Listen carefully. Note the time of the call, the telephone number called and the caller’s number if possible.
- Write down any pertinent information such as background noises, gender of caller, and voice pitches and patterns.
- Ask the caller the following questions:
- Where is the bomb?
- When will it explode?
- What does the bomb look like?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- Name and motive?
- Are you an employee or student?
- Immediately notify the Public Safety.
- Always err on the side of safety by evacuating the area if there is any possible danger.
- Immediately notify the Public Safety Office, X3333
- Send someone to the building entrance to guide first responders.
- Do not attempt to move the victim.
- Do not render first aid unless trained.
- Comfort victim.
If you are a victim or witness, call Public Safety IMMEDIATELY by dialing 911 from any classroom or office phone or by activating an emergency call box.
Advise the dispatcher of the following:
- Your name, location, and type of violence.
- Be prepared to answer questions related to injuries, weapons and information about the attacker.
If campus violence with serious injury/ risk of death occurs:
- Secure in place away from the assailant(s). Lock door if possible.
- DO NOT leave the secured area unless prompted to do so by Public Safety.
- Call 911 IMMEDIATELY and be prepared to notify them of your location.
If confronted by a threatening person:
- Leave the area/get out of harm’s way. Secure in place and lock door if possible.
- Call 911.
If unable to leave the area:
- Stay at a safe distance.
- Try to get the attention of a fellow student/co-worker so they can call 911.
- Listen to the individual, letting them do most of the talking.
- Use delaying techniques to give the individual the opportunity to calm down.
- Be reassuring and point out choices.
All chemical fires and spills, no matter how small, should be reported to the Public Safety Office, X3333.
If a chemical spill occurs:
- If chemicals contact your skin, immediately flush affected area with water for 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing.
- Evacuate the area if needed.
Blood-borne Pathogen Contamination:
- DO NOT come into contact.
- If you come into contact, immediately wash to avoid spreading.
If a tornado warning is issued:
- Proceed to an interior room or corridor and crouch near the floor, covering your head.
- Stay away from windows, mirrors, glass, and large unsecured objects such as filing cabinets.
DO NOT use elevators.
- If requested, assist persons with disabilities to the shelter area on the same floor.
- Remain in the shelter area until the College Police issues a “All Clear”.
If a power outage occurs:
- If possible call Facility Services, X3922 and advise them of your location and nature of problem.
- Provide assistance to others in your area that may not be familiar with the building/workspace.
- Turn off equipment such as computers and monitors to avoid potential serious damage once the power is restored.
- If you are in a dark area, proceed to an area with emergency lights or natural lighting.
- If you are on an elevator, stay calm. Use the emergency button or telephone to alert Facility Services, x3922.
If you suspect a gas leak:
- Immediately evacuate the area.
- Call 911 from a campus phone or Public Safety x3333.
- DO NOT turn on or ignite any electronic device or electrical equipment.