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Emergency Procedures

Wor-Wic Community College has developed three basic protocols in response to emergencies for the preservation of life and the well-being of our college community.

In cases of emergency, call public safety at ext. 2937, use Blue Light Emergency Phones or any classroom, office or laboratory campus phone with a red sticker affixed that identifies the public safety extension 2937. If there is immediate or imminent threat call 911.

  1. Evacuation (Fire - Smoke - Bomb Threat)

    • Notification will typically be via the fire alarm.
    • Assist in alerting others in the vicinity, but do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.
    • Leave buildings immediately using nearest exits/stairways; remain alert for emergency communications.
    • If applicable, assist the disabled on upper floors to designated Wheelchair Assembly Areas. Wheelchair Assembly Areas are located in the stairwell landings of each building on campus.
    • In case of fire, do not use elevators; otherwise, elevators can be used to evacuate.
    • Proceed directly to the nearest exterior assembly area (See Campus Map).
    • Do not reenter buildings under any circumstance until informed that it is safe and the All-Clear announcement is given.
  2. Shelter in Place (Tornado - Weather Events - Environmental Hazards)

    • Notification will be via e2campus, the Web-based universal notification system, college public safety officers, facilities management personnel and/or outside emergency response personnel.
    • Assist in alerting others in the vicinity, but do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.
    • Close all doors and windows to the outside if possible.
    • If in laboratories, cease operations, close fume hoods in anticipation of building ventilations systems being shut off.
    • In case of Tornado, move to interior rooms, hallways away from glass and stairwells, preferably on the lower levels of the building.
    • If moving to safety or shelter areas, elevators can be used.
    • Remain alert for emergency communications or further instructions until the All-Clear announcement is given.
  3. Lockdown (Criminal or Violent Acts - Active Shooter/Hostage)

    • Get Out

      If observing an incident on campus, ensure your safety first.
      Call Out
      Call 911 first, then IMMEDIATELY call public safety at ext. 2937.
    • Hide Out

      Seek shelter in a secure room with a locking door, avoid open areas; move away from doors and windows, turn off lights, remain quiet, silence cell phones to vibrate.
      Call Out
      Call 911 when you are safe and can do so.
    • Take Out

      If your life is in imminent danger, stop the attacker using any article or item at your disposal as a defensive weapon. Commit completely to your plan of defense; stop the attacker.
      Call Out
      When the threat has been subdued/eliminated, call 911 and alert responders.
    • Notification will be via e2campus, the Web-based universal notification system, college public safety officers, facilities management personnel and/or outside emergency response personnel.
    • Assist in alerting others in the vicinity, but do not jeopardize your safety or the safety of others.
    • Remain alert for emergency communications, await instructions that can include staying, moving to another location or evacuating.
    • If moving to another location or evacuating, elevators can be used.
    • Stay in place until further instruction is given or an All-Clear announcement is made.

Campus Emergency 410-334-2937

Immediate/Imminent Threat 911

See Something, Say Something!

Report suspicious behaviors or activities, such as vandalism, theft, substance abuse or other suspected crimes by sending a confidential text message to the college's public safety department. Provide the date, time, location and description of the incident.

Text: 50911
Begin message with: UTIPS

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