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Emergency Procedures

Medical Emergency

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and any other pertinent information.

Stay with the victim. If you must leave to call for help, return and stay with the victim until help arrives. Don’t move the victim unless they’re in danger. If unconscious, look for medic alert tags or jewelry. Render aid to your level of training. Gather information on the victim and brief responders when they arrive.

Fire or Explosion

Alert
     •    Activate the closest fire alarm pull box.

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and any other pertinent information.

DO NOT use the elevators. Close all doors and turn off lights as you leave the room. Walk quickly to the nearest fir exit and tell others to do the same.
Leave the building and go to the designated rally point. Do not go to your vehicle or leave the campus until told to do so by Public Safety or other authority. Keep roadways, fire lanes, fire hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.

Evacuation

Leave the building immediately from the closest fir exit as soon as the fire alarm sounds. Stay with your group, if possible. Close all doors and turn off lights as you leave the room. DO NOT use the elevators. Assist others with special needs and follow staff members’ instructions.
Leave the building and go to the designated rally point. Do not go to your vehicle or leave the campus until told to do so by Public Safety or other authority. Keep roadways, fire lanes, fire hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. Do not go back into the building until advised to do so by Public Safety personnel.

Gunfire/Shooting

In a hostage or gunfire situation, call 911 or, 351-2911, or pick up any red phone. Give your exact location, the nature of the emergency, a description of the suspect and weapons, the number of potential hostages and their location, along with any other information asked.
Only if it is safe to do so, exit the building by moving quickly away from the sound of the gunfire. If it is not safe to exit, take cover immediately by going to the nearest room. Close and lock the door behind you. Turn off the lights and move to an area where you cannot be seen from the door.
Only move when confronted by uniformed law enforcement personnel. You may be searched and restrained as a precaution. Be cooperative.

If taken hostage:

     •    Be calm, be patient and avoid drastic actions or argumentative behavior.
     •    Follow instructions.
     •    Don’t speak unless spoken to.
     •    Expect the unexpected and be prepared to act quickly.

Emotionally Disturbed Persons

A mental health crisis becomes an emergency and public crisis when an individual is threatening to harm him/herself or others. If possible, attempt to contact authorities without being in close proximity to the person. In all events, protect yourself first!

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and a description of the behavior.

Maintain an avenue of escape at all times. Keep calm and pleasant. Do not attempt to confront or detain the individual. Brief responders when they arrive.

Inappropriate Behavior

Inappropriate behavior may consist of:
     •    Disruptive outburst or any behavior potentially harmful to self, others or, property.
     •    Any demonstration which interferes with normal College operations.
     •    Suspicious person(s) or loitering
     •    Unsupervised children

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and a description of the behavior.

Do not attempt to intervene. Get a description of the subject(s). Do not attempt to confront or detain the individual.  Brief responders when they arrive.

Sexual Assault

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and a description of the behavior.

The rights of the victim are to be protected and honored. Attempt to get a description of the suspect and report the description immediately as he/she may still be in the area. Do not allow the victim to change clothing, eat, drink ,or shower as this will destroy evidence. Follow instructions from Public safety and law enforcement.

Suspicious Packages

All members of the College community should be aware of any suspicious or unattended packages. If you discover a suspicious or unattended package:

Do not handle or look into the package!

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and a description of the package.

Do not use two-way radios or cell phones near the package. Do not turn the room lights on or off. Brief responders when they arrive. Follow instructions from Public safety and law enforcement.

Death on Campus

An unconscious /unresponsive person with signs of morbidity is still considered a medical emergency until pronounced dead.

Notify
     •    Use campus red phone or dial 351-2911 or,
     •    Call 911 directly
     •    Give your name, the nature of the emergency, the exact location and any other pertinent information.

Render first aid to your level of training. Stay with the victim. Do not move the victim.

Secure the scene:
     •    Do not disturb the scene
     •    Keep the area clear of on-lookers.
     •    Gather information on the victim.
     •    Document lifesaving efforts.
     •    Brief responders when they arrive.

Follow instructions from Public Safety and law enforcement.

Handling Traumatic Events

Part of a traumatic incident is also dealing with the aftermath and getting yourself back into a safe and secure environment. Signs of emotional stress may occur immediately or take days or weeks to develop.

Initial signs may include:
     •    Fatigue.
     •    Dizziness.
     •    Chest pain.
     •    Shortness of breath.
     •    Headache.
     •    Nausea.
     •    Vomiting.
     •    Signs of shock.

In addition, cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes may be experienced. If you are experiencing any of these conditions, seek help through your physician or mental health professional. The College can help you get a referral if needed.