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Safety Resources and Awareness

​​​​​​​The Department of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness understands the importance of imparting to our students, faculty, staff, and visitors the tools and resources necessary to ensure safety while on campus.  It is our hope that you will incorporate the following information into your everyday lives and take advantage of the resources provided.
Brochures & Pamphlets
The pamphlets and brochures below are made available to help educate and inform you on the best ways to stay    safe while studying and working on our campuses and centers.  Please take some time to familiarize yourself with them, or feel free to print them and carry them with you.
Emergency Call Boxes - Code Blue
An emergency call box is your direct line to help.  When the button is pushed a direct call is automatically placed to Campus Safety and your location is identified.  Emergency call boxes are strategically located throughout the main campuses for your safety.  Each Campus map shows the various locations of the code blue emergency and yellow  wall mounted call boxes.  Students and staff are encouraged to learn the locations of the emergency c​all boxes and use them for emergency communications.
Classroom Emergency Phones
Throughout 2014, the Department has worked closely with carious other departments to begin the installation of emergency phones in classrooms. As part of the BC Alert system, these phones will broadcast alet messages when issues.  In addition, these phones are set up for emergency use only. In the event of a police, fire, or medical emergency, the phone may be used to dial 911. These phone will not dial out other than for contacting 911 during an emergency. If it is safe to do so, the phone may be used to call Campus Safety after calling 911.  Emergency phones are labeled with instructions for use.
 
Classroom Emergency Guides
In classrooms across the College, there are emergency guidebooks which provide specific procedures to ensure that during an emergency you have the instructions needed to respond appropriately. Included within the emergency guidebooks are response actions for severe weather, hazardous material incidents, medical emergencies, dangerous individuals, fires, bomb threats, and other general emergencies. We recommend you familiarize yourself with the information​ contained in these guides prior to an actual emergency. Reading and understanding the information is important to ensuring an effective response.
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