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Emergency Response Training & Drills


​​​​Emergency Management and the Office of Safety and Security staff, along with members of the College's Safety and Emergency Response Committee (SERC) take part in training exercises that enhance their crisis response knowledge and skills.  Examples include: FEMA Incident Command System for Higher Education, Active Shooter Response, and Workplace Violence Response and Prevention.  Our Security officers have entensive backgrounds in law enforcement at the state or local level, and/or have significant experience in emergency management and critical incident response.  ​​​

Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Guide

The College has published an Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Guide.  This guide has been placed in every campus classroom, in academic and administrative departments, and in residence halls.  It is the centerpiece for comprehensive emergency response training for faculty, staff, and students, including the scheduling and execution of an annual series of emergency response drills.

  • It is the responsibility of all faculty and staff members to be familiar with the safety and emergency response information and procedures detailed in the guide.
  • Emergency exit maps and rally point locations are posted in all residence hall rooms, classrooms and departments on campus.
  • Fire safety procedures are discussed regularly with all students who live in campus residence halls and a series of fire drills is scheduled annually.

Active Shooter: What you Can Do

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed an Independent Study Course titled Active Shooter: What You Can Do. This course was developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations.

​Upon completion of Active Shooter: What You Can Do, employees and managers will be able to:

  • Describe the actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and to assist responding law enforcement officials
  • Recognize potential workplace violence indicators
  • Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents
  • Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.

Click link to start course: Active Shooter: What You Can Do

Options for Consideration Video​ - What you can do if an Active Shooter enters your classroom or work environment​​​​