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Emergency Guide

Campus Emergency Preparedness 

Each classroom should have a Emergency Guide (red flip chart), if you do not see one near you email emergencyservices@sbcc.edu and we will deliver you one, below the PDFs are listed you can also download:

WHAT TO DO WHEN CONFRONTED WITH A VIOLENT SITUATION

Unfortunately, schools and colleges have been targets of violence, but we can be informed of the procedures and expectations before, during, and after such events to help us minimize the impact and avoid harm. Check out these FIVE important steps:

1. SPEAK UP!  If you see or hear something that is suspicious or just doesn't seem right to you, CALL THE POLICE!  You may have just saved a life!

2. FLEE! GO! MOVE!

When danger is near, get away as quickly as possible, in whatever manner you can.  Creating distance between you and danger is the best strategy to keep you from harm.

3. HIDE, LOCK or BARRICADE and BE QUIET

If, for whatever reason you cannot get away, then try to keep danger away from you.  LOCK the door, or at least BARRICADE it.  Make it difficult for someone to reach you.  Then BE QUIET. Silence your phone.  HIDE.

4. BE PREPARED TO PROTECT YOURSELF

This is difficult but could be necessary.  Fight back with whatever you have, as your life may depend on it.

5. GET INFORMED

On the Emergency Videos page you will find VIDEOS, ACTIVITIES and other IMPORTANT information on how to act when confronted with a serious situation. Share with your friends, colleagues, faculty and students.

WHAT TO DO: DANGEROUS SITUATIONS, SUCH AS A PERSON WITH A GUN, OR OTHER WEAPON.

  • If the threat is NEAR YOU and YOU CAN ESCAPE:If the threat is near you and YOU CANNOT ESCAPE:
    • MOVE AWAY from it, do so as quickly as possible.  RUN, if possible.
  • Find a secure room and LOCK THE DOOR:
    • Put any big object in front of the door to prevent entry.
    • Turn off the lights and silence off all electronic devices
    • Hide behind furniture and be a quiet as possible.
    • Wait for University Police to release you from your position.
  • If you CANNOT (SAFELY) LOCK THE DOOR nor ESCAPE:Do everything you can to survive until University Police respond.
    • HIDE, as best you can, but be prepared to disarm the threat:
    • Two to five persons (Attack Team) should be just inside the door to knock down the weapon and push the shooter to the floor and disarm.
    • Set a table up on its side by the door to block a clear view of the room from the door.
    • Set a chair or desk by the door to slow the approach and help trip the attacker, then darken the room as much as possible.
    • As the attacker enters, throw something to the opposite side of the room to distract the shooter from the Attack Team's location.
    • Other persons in the room should stay away from the entrance "line of sight" to avoid gunfire.
  • When Police enter the room, show your hands and follow their instructions carefully.

LEARN MORE

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has an informative 45-minute on-line course on Active Shooter Situations that everyone should take. Go to: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS907.asp)Opens in new window

WANT A CAREER IN HELPING OTHERS?

The Red Cross is an internationally recognized relief agency.  Watch this video to see the tremendous work they do, as seen in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. 8 minutes long and worth every minute -- great video to show students who want to work for relief agencies, too.

EARTHQUAKES!


SBCC AlertU EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION have been recognized as a vital part of keeping the campus community abreast of emergency events.  Make sure you look at your information (especially email and phone information) and keep it up to date.

GAS PIPELINE INFORMATION

The Gas Company website has some important information regarding Gas Pipeline Safety.  Look under "Stay Safe."  Their site also contains gas safety tips and emergency information for consumers.

HOMELAND SECURITY INFORMATION

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a National Terrorism Advisory System to effectively communicate information about terrorist threats.Click HERE to go to their site that lists the current national threat level.Opens in new window  Here are some tips for your response to these levels at CSUF.

I AM A DISASTER SERVICE WORKER! AND SO ARE YOU!

Watch this video to learn what it means to be a Disaster Service WorkerOpens in new window  (ALL state employees are!) and what you may be called upon to do during a disaster.

 

EMERGENCY GUIDE (you may notice a red flip chart posted all over campus, below are the PDF files of each and the combined file)

Emergency Guide Flip Chart 

Emergency Number / Números de Emergencia

Emergency Management at SBCC / Manejo de Situaciones de Emergencia en SBCC

Civil Disturbance or Demonstration / Disturbio Civil o Manifestacion

Exposure to Infectious Materials / Exposicion a Materiales Infecciosos

Shelter–in–Place / Refugio-en-el-Sitio

Medical Emergency / Emergencia Médica

Severe Weather / Condiciones Meteorologicas Extremas

Fire / Incendio

Suspicious Package or Mail / Paquete/Correo Sospechoso

Campus Closure/Class Cancellation / Encierro del Campus/Cancelación de la Clase

Chemical Incidents / Contaminacion

Active Shooter / Tirador Activo

Earthquake/Tsunami / Terremoto/Tsunami

Evacuation / Evacuacion

Bomb Threats / Amenazas de Bomba

Utility Failure / Fracaso de Servicios

Building-Specific Information / Informacion de Especifica a su Edificio

 

For more information, please see Annual Security Report.

 

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