5.5 Emergencies

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Chapter 5: Administration

5.5 Emergency Procedures


Related MnSCU Board Policy: None.
Related MnSCU Board Procedure: None.

Purpose:  To define guidelines for emergency procedures for Normandale Community College.

Part 1: Medical Emergency
 

Upon Discovery of a Medical Emergency

  1. Call Normandale Public Safety at 555 from any campus phone or call (952)358-8280 and give the following information: (1) Your name (2) The building and room number (3) Type of injury or symptoms.
  2. DO NOT MOVE THE INJURED OR ILL PERSON UNLESS THEY ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION.
  3. Try to comfort the person(s) until emergency personnel arrive.
  4. If you are exposed to another’s bodily fluids, inform Public Safety Officers when they arrive.
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Part 2: Fire
 

Subpart A:  If Smoke or Fire is Present

  1. Activate the fire alarm system by pulling the lever on the nearest building pull station.
  2. Dial 555 from any campus phone or call (952)358-8280 and give Public Safety the following information: (1) Your name and number (2) the exact location of the fire (3) What is on fire and its size.
  3. Assist anyone needing help if there is no immediate danger to yourself.
  4. Evacuate the building using the appropriate evacuation route.
 

Subpart B:  If you are notified of a fire in your building

  1. See “Evacuation” in Part 7 of this policy.
  2. If you are above ground floor and fire or smoke is causing restricted exit routes: (1) Remain in Your Room (2) Place something at the base of the door to prevent the entrance of smoke (3) Call 911 and let them know your situation.
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Part 3: Criminal Activity
 

Subpart A: If you witness a crime in progress

  1. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO APPREHEND OR INTERDERE WITH A CRIMINAL EXCEPT IN SELF-DEFENSE.
  2. If it is safe to do so, try to get a detailed description of the criminal noting: Height, weight, sex, race, age, clothing, weapon (if any), and direction of travel.
  3. If a criminal enters a vehicle note its: License plate number, make model and color, and any other identifiers.
  4. Call Public Safety at 555 from any campus phone or (952) 358-8280.
  5. Remain where you are until contacted by a Public Safety Officer.
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Part 4: Bomb Threat
 

If you receive a bomb threat:

  1. Keep the person talking as long as possible.
  2. Secure as much information as possible such as: Where is the bomb? When is it set to go off? What does it look like? What type of bomb is it?
  3. Hold the line open. Do not hang up. Use another line to call Public Safety at 555 or (952) 358-8280.
  4. Report what was said to Public Safety.
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Part 5: Active Shooter
 

Subpart A: Contacting the Authorities

  • Call 911 or Public Safety at 555 from any campus phone or (952) 358-8280.
 

Subpart B: Secure Immediate Area

  1. Lock or barricade the door, if able.
  2. After securing the door, stay away from the door as much as possible.
  3. If the assailant enters your room and leaves, lock or barricade the door behind them.
  4. If safe to do so, allow others to seek refuge with you
 

Subpart C: Protective Actions

  1. Close blinds and block windows.
  2. Turn off radios and computer monitors.
  3. Silence cell phones.
  4. Place signs in exterior windows to identify your location to emergency responders and the location of any injured persons.
  5. Turn off lights and remain calm & quiet.
  6. After securing the room, people should be positioned out of sight and behind items that may offer additional protection.
 

Subpart D: What to Report

  1. Your specific location including the building name and office or room number.
  2. Number of people at your specific location.
  3. Injures, including the number of injured and type of injuries.
  4. Number of assailants, location, race and gender, clothing and physical description, type of weapons (long gun or hand gun) shots fired, and suspect identity if known.
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Part 6: Tornado
 

Subpart A: If you are notified via Public Address System that a Tornado is Approaching

  1. Move quickly to an interior hallway on the lowest level.
  2. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND EXTERIOR DOORS.
  3. Stay out of rooms below large roof sections such as the gymnasium, auditorium, or theatre.
  4. Do not leave the building unless instructed to do so.
  5. If outside, seek shelter in a nearby building or find a ditch or depression in which to hide and cover your head.
  6. Report injures and damage to the Public Safety Department from any campus phone at 555 or (952)358-8280.
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Part 7: Evacuation
 

If an evacuation order is issued:

  1. Follow emergency evacuation route signage in your area.
  2. Close all doors when exiting.
  3. Take the nearest stairwell to the 1st floor and exit the building.
  4. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS.
  5. Proceed to a safe area beyond building exterior doors.
  6. Do not return to your office or classroom until the “ALL CLEAR” announcement is given by the Public Safety Department or Emergency Responders.
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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption: Established prior to 2011
Date of Implementation:
Date and Subject of Revisions:  
Next Review Date:  2015-16
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