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Emergency Procedures

EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
In emergency situations the campus will respond under guidelines established
in the Campus Emergency Operations Plan (CEOP.) Additionally, please
observe the following:

TORNADO
Warning given by a continuous blast of outside weather sirens. Warning will be displayed on the audio-visual monitors.

Buildings A (Learning Center), Building B (Harry L. Crisp Conference Center), Building C (Sports Complex), Building E (Harry Abell Administration), Building F (George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Art Center)

1. Move to an interior wall of the lowest level of the building in which you are located.
2. Sit with head down or covered, facing away from windows.
3. Wait for instructions from a College official.

Building D (Mary Jo Oldham Center for Child Study)
1. MJOCCS relocates to A113.
2. Move to the interior hallway.
3. Sit with head down or covered, facing away from windows.
4. Wait for instructions from a College official.

Building T
1. Move to the lowest level of building (shop area by vending machines).

2. Sit with head down or covered, facing away from windows.
3. Wait for instructions from a College official.

Buildings G & W
1. Move to the interior hallway on the north side of building near elevators.
2. Sit with head down or covered, facing away from windows.
3 Wait for instructions from a College official.

 FIRE
Warning given by a pulsating blast of the fire alarm system and flashing strobe lights. Warning will be displayed on the audio-visual monitors.

1. Evacuate the building in an orderly manner via the nearest exits, which are marked and lighted (Do not use the elevator). Instructors should help in this process.
2. Once outside, move to the nearest safe parking lot (not MJOCCS lot).
3. College officials will specify when the buildings may be re-entered.

EARTHQUAKE
Follow directions given by your instructor or other official—No warning signal will be given. Instructions will be displayed on the audio-visual monitors.

If INSIDE the building when an earthquake occurs:
1. Move away from windows, file cabinets, or other potential hazards.
2. Get under desk, table, or other shelter or against an inside wall.
3. Assume drop position (drop to knees with back to windows, head down toward knees, hands clasped behind neck, arms against ears,eyes closed). If the shelter moves, move with it and stay under it.
4. Remain in that position until tremors end and then follow instructor’s directions or those of any college official.

 If OUTSIDE the building when an earthquake occurs:
1. Get clear of all buildings, trees, light poles, exposed wires, or hazards that may fall. The safest place is in the open.
2. Assume the drop position until quake is over.
3. If in a moving vehicle the driver should pull over to the side of the road as quickly as is safely possible and stop. Never stop on a bridge.
4. If traveling in a vehicle such as a school van or bus get under seats or in the aisles.

 After an Earthquake:
• Do not use the elevator.
• Do not smoke/light matches, even if outside (possible gas leaks).
• Do not stand in doorways.
• While evacuating be extremely cautious of potential hazards,weakened walls and stairways, falling debris, etc.

HEALTH RELATED EMERGENCY
Call the College Switchboard Operator (Dial 0). Give your name, location and nature of the emergency. If the college switchboard is closed, contact the administrator or sponsor on duty concerning the emergency.  The College does not provide medical treatment for emergency health needs.  However, College security and/or staff will assist individuals in contacting emergency medical responders and if requested, will stay with individuals until such responders arrive on campus.

HEIGHTENED SECURITY STATE OF ALERT
Heightened security is a mind-set that leads you to notice unusual or suspicious behavior/circumstances and reporting your observations to authorities in a logical, rational and timely manner. Heightened security is not intended to induce fear and panic. People should go about their normal business while paying particular attention to their surroundings.

 Be aware of/ report to Security(Ext. 2911 or 926-4986 or 926-5403)

Suspicious Behavior/ Circumstances:
• People in buildings or areas who do not appear to be conducting legitimate business.
• People monitoring areas, buildings, or entrances.
• Unauthorized people in restricted, sensitive, or private areas.
• People requesting information with no apparent need for that information.
• People wearing clothing not consistent with the weather conditions at mass population events (bulky coat in warm weather, etc).
• Abandoned parcels or items in unusual locations or high traffic areas.
• Individual attempting to access utility locations (water, electrical, petroleum, telecommunications, information systems).

Multiple persons who appear to be working in unison, committing
the above actions.

Be Alert to:
• Abandoned vehicles.
• Vehicles parked near buildings or public and common areas.
• Unexpected/unfamiliar delivery trucks.
• Unfamiliar vehicles parked for long periods.
• Vehicles containing unusual/ suspicious parcels or material.
• Vehicles arriving and being left behind at odd hours.
• Substances leaking or spilling from vehicles.

Building/Office Security:
• Don’t prop open doors or windows. Rectify situations when observed.
• Account for/secure keys. Don’t leave unattended or give to unauthorized persons.
• Ensure all mechanical rooms remain locked.
• Report lost keys to the Security Office.
• Account for/secure all sensitive material information when not able to attend to it.
• Account for/secure sensitive deliveries in a timely manner.
• Secure all areas when not attended.
• Be aware of unfamiliar persons in, or visitors to your office/lab etc.
• Protect access codes, combinations and cards; change codes regularly.

Report compromised codes to the persons in charge of area.
• Be prepared: Take time out to familiarize yourself with building evacuation plans/routes.
• Report suspicious tempering with physical security (doors, locks, etc.)
• Talk with co-workers; know what is out-of-place (unclaimed items, etc.)