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Table of Contents College Emergency Response Team Contact Numbers ........................... inside front cover Table of Contents......................................................................

Gateway Community College Emergency Procedures Manual Mission Statement Gateway Community College provides high quality instruction and comprehensive service in an environment conducive to learning.

EVACUATION PROCEDURE All persons should be familiar with the evacuation plan diagrams of each location, be familiar with all exits from the room, lab, office, etc., where they are located and be famil

LOCKDOWN PROCEDURE Stay in your officeclassroom. Close your door and lock it if possible. Shut off lights. Stay calm and quiet Do not move. Hide behind furniture or under desk try not to be visible.

I. Bomb Threat Response The threat of any type of explosive device or bomb should be taken seriously and be treated as a real incident. Telephone threats are common in government agencies and could be

CALLERS VOICE Calm Angry Excited Slow Rapid Soft Loud Laughter Crying Normal Distinct Slurred Nasal Stutter Lisp Raspy Deep Ragged Clearing Throat Deep Breathing Cracking Voice Disguised Accent Famili

II. Fire Visible Signs Smoke, Flames, Odor, etc., Person or Clothing Engaged by Fire, Explosion DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GATHER BELONGINGS DO NOT USE ELEVATORS DURING ALARMS OR FIRE Physically Challenged P

CConfine Prevent the Spread of the Fire Close all windows and doors as you leave the facility. DO NOT prop open any fire or smoke doors at any time. Stop Drop Roll If your or another persons cl

III. Fire Alarm or Warning No Visible Sign of Fire Smoke Heat, etc. Physically Challenged Persons Who Cannot Utilize Stairwells Proceed to the area of refuge see campus map DO NOT USE ELEVATOR.

IV. Hazardous Material Incident HAZMAT Source GCC maintains small quantities of hazardous materials located in several areas on the campus. The science laboratories, nursing labs, and other academic

Nuclear Medicine Laboratory Room 108 at the North Haven Campus serves as a laboratory for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program and is a restricted area. Gateway Community College is licensed by the

V. Major Disasters Emergency Shelter Operations Definitions and Authority A disaster is defined as any event or series of events resulting in a halt or serious impairment of the operation of the GCC

Actual Occurrences The sequence of events that lead up to a disaster can sometimes be monitored and a period of preparation may be available before disaster strikes. There are, however, events that ca

Sounding the Alarm If the Increased Readiness Phase period of time is so minimal that a planned evacuation of GCC cannot be conducted, the Security Department will manually activate the existing alarm

VI. Medical Emergency Definition A medical emergency may be defined as any incident or illness that has caused a physical condition which might be severely injurious or hazardous to the victim. If the

VII. Violent Criminal Actions This section deals with violent criminal actions such as firearms and other weapons, incidents, and barricaded persons and hostage situations. Decisions made and actions

Do not leave your location until you are given an all clear sign by an authorized person fire, police, security or staff. Stay Calm Quiet Wait Listen for instructions follow monitors instruction

2. Barricaded Persons A barricaded person is one who will isolate himselfherself alone in a closed area and make demands in some manner with the threat of harm to self or others if those demands are

5. Response and Alarm The GCC Security Department will make all attempts to isolate the location of the incident while attempting to alert and remove nonparticipants from the building or grounds loca

DO NOT BE A HERO Do not do anything to stand out or be individually recognized. DO AS INSTRUCTED Follow the instructions and requests of the hostage takers. Be careful not to over comply, as this

EAT If the opportunity to eat presents itself, eat the food, even if not hungry. It is easy to offend a person by rejecting food they have provided. To not eat after the intruder has negotiated for

College Emergency Response Team CERT Composition Primary Team President of GCC Dean of Administration Dean of Academic Affairs Dean of Research Development Dean of Students Director of Facilities Sec


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