Emergency Response Procedures
Date: April 20, 2007
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Over the past several years, there have been a few incidents of extreme violent acts committed on high school and college campuses across the country. While we at Onondaga Community College have been fortunate not to have experienced such an occurrence, it is prudent and responsible to set forth procedures in reference to the response and management of a hostile intruder incident. Although the probability of such an incident occurring on the campus is minimal, it is our intent to make information available to our campus community so that you might increase your chances of survival in a hostile intruder situation.
In the event that a person(s) threatens the personal safety of the members of our College community, the OCC Campus Safety and Security Department would like you to be aware of the following guidelines for hostile intruder situations. These guidelines are divided into two sections: one for a hostile intruder within a building and the other for a hostile intruder on the grounds.
This training guide cannot cover every possible situation that might occur, but it is a tool that can reduce the number of injuries or death if put into action as soon as the situation develops. Time is the most important factor in the optimal management of these types of situations.
When a hostile person(s) is actively causing death or serious bodily injury or the threat of imminent death or serious bodily injury to person(s) within a building, and if you cannot escape the threat by getting out of the building without putting yourself in harm’s way, we recommend the following procedures be implemented:
When a hostile person(s) is actively causing death or serious physical injury or the threat of imminent death or serious physical injury to person(s) on the Onondaga Community College grounds, we recommend the following procedures be implemented:
You may be the first to encounter the hostile intruder by sight or sound (e.g., gunshots). If so, call 911 or 2311 (315-498-2311) as soon as you are safe to report the situation.
OCC will use all means available to notify the campus of the presence of a hostile intruder including email, phones, the OCC web site, and the campus TV messaging system. The OCC web site will display an emergency message on the home page of the public, employee and student web sites directing users to a page of emergency instructions.
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