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How to respond to emergencies

Learn how to respond to emergencies that may occur on campus. For more information, read our full emergency response plans.

LOCKOUT

  • Confirm ALL exterior doors and windows are secure.
  • Limit staff activities and travel within the building as directed.
  • Monitor email, cell phone, JCC Alert, emergency page on website, and PA system for information and/or specific instructions.
  • No entry into the building will be permitted.
  • Lockout is lifted when the external threat is resolved and notification is made by administration via means of communication (i.e. PA, telephone, email, etc.).

SHELTER IN PLACE

  • May be used to shelter building occupants for an extended period of time.
  • Monitor email, cell phone, JCC Alert, emergency page on website, and PA system for information and/or specific instructions.
  • Remain in your current location, business and activities may be conducted based upon specific information provided (i.e. emergency on first floor, second and third floors can remain working).

EVACUATION

  • All evacuations are treated as real emergencies.
  • Specific instructions will be given prior to and during the evacuation.
  • Stop what you are doing immediately and proceed to designated area as directed.
  • DO NOT return to the building until notified by proper authorities that the building is safe.
  • Wait for further instruction from administration.
  • For a fire alarm activation, follow standard fire alarm procedures.

LOCKDOWN

  • Lockdown may be announced by PA, email, verbal, or other means.

RUN

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Keep your hands visible.

HIDE

  • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view.
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors.
  • Silence your cell phone and/or pager.

FIGHT

  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger.
  • Attempt to incapacitate shooter/threat.
  • Act with aggression and throw items at the shooter/threat.

DIAL 911

  • You can reach a 911 dispatcher by dialing 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone.

Full emergency response plans

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Contact Campus Safety

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

716.338.1015 or 716.490.0115 (cell)