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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District commits itself to providing the highest level of training and information to students, staff, faculty and visiting community members. GCCCD encourages everyone to familiarize themselves with how the District plans for emergencies, and how to improve your understanding of emergency preparedness and response.
This guide is based on presently available information, as well as current Federal and State recommended protective actions. The procedures may be updated when additional, relevant information becomes available or when Federal and State guidance is modified. In every situation, common sense and awareness of personal safety should take precedence over any action described in these procedures.
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CODES, REGULATIONS, AND DISTRICT POLICIES RELATED TO THIS PROCEDURE:
Governing Board Policy # 3505 Emergency Preparedness and Management Plan
The Department of Public Safety, Risk Management, Districtwide Administration, Facilities, Operations and Evening Administration.
If an emergency occurs call 911!
If the internal phones are down, go to the nearest public phone or use a cellular phone equipped and dial 911.
In the event of an emergency, numerous methods will be used to communicate information:
Emergency Phone Numbers
Campus Safety Numbers
Campus and Parking Services
Student Health Services at Grossmont
Student Health Services at Cuyamaca
Off-Campus Safety Numbers
San Diego Sheriff's Non-Emergency Number
Rape and Abuse Crisis Line
Suicide Prevention Line
Anonymously report a crime with Crimestoppers
An individual must use his/her own discretion during an active threat event as to whether he/she chooses to run to safety or remain in place. However, best practices for an active threat event are listed below.
The potential for a school shooting, stabbing or other threat exists on every campus throughout the United States. Although the possession of firearms on or around the campus is prohibited, previous local and national threats dictate the importance and need for a response plan. In the event you observe an individual with any type of weapon on the campus, immediately call 911.
Develop a Survival Mindset
In an Active Threat Emergency
Make a decision, trusting your instincts, to take action to protect yourself to survive the situation.
You generally will have three options:
Hiding in a Safe Place
If Outside When a Shooting Occurs
If Suspect is in Close Proximity
Calling for Help
During your call to 911, you will be asked questions, such as:
Describe the weapon/s or other dangerous object/s if possible, and any visible ammunition:
When Law Enforcement Arrives
In the Event There are Hostages
Call 911 and be prepared to give the following information:
In the event of an aircraft crash or fallen debris on campus:
The majority of bomb threats are crank calls where a bomb has not been planted. The caller achieves satisfaction by observing a building being evacuated because of his/her telephone call.
If you receive a bomb threat:
Instructions: Be Calm. Be Courteous. Listen, and do not interrupt the caller. While the caller is on the line, notify supervisor by pre-arranged signal.
Obtain the following information:
Note the following Characteristics:
Civil disturbances can occur on or near campus. They may be in the form of riots, gang activities, strikes, demonstrations or other activities.
Proactive measures to deal with potential civil disturbances will be considered and implemented as often as possible. If a significant threat to personal safety exists, partial or full site evacuations/closings will be implemented by the site administrator or incident commander.
Civil disturbances that are in progress will be carefully evaluated to ensure the safety of all persons on campus. Evacuations may or may not be implemented depending on the exact situation at the time of the incident. Evacuations will not be conducted if people need to cross a disturbance area to evacuate.
If you are asked to shelter in place, stay away from exterior doors and windows. Close and lock doors as soon as possible. Return to normal activities only when advised by the site Incident Commander.
If you are ordered to evacuate, you must immediately leave the area upon receipt of an evacuation order from the Department of Public Safety. Failure to do so jeopardizes your safety and the safety of those around you.
Dial 1-800-550-3922 for general information and instructions for faculty, staff and students regarding campus operations, business or classes when GCCCD's Emergency Operations and Preparedness teams have been activated.
Before an earthquake:
Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Identifying potential hazards ahead of time and advance planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake. Repairing deep plaster cracks in ceilings and foundations, anchoring overhead lighting fixtures to the ceiling, and following local seismic building standards, will help reduce the impact of earthquakes.
Earthquake Safety Tips:
Six Ways to Plan Ahead
During an earthquake:
If in a moving vehicle:
If trapped under debris:
After an earthquake:
For a variety of reasons, it may be necessary to relocate part or all of the campus community to an on- or off-campus location. This plan is to reduce the possibility of death or injury through an organized evacuation procedure.
In some emergency situations, you may be told to shelter in place. If an evacuation is necessary, faculty, staff and students will be notified several ways:
In the event of an evacuation:
In the event that a fire alarm is sounded at a campus facility, the following procedures will occur:
DO NOT RE-ENTER THE BUILDING UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO by authorities listed above.
Notes: If you know that a fire alarm was tripped accidentally, please immediately contact Campus & Parking Services at (619) 644-7654.
Fire Safety Tips
All district employees who work with or around hazardous materials must familiarize themselves with the following:
Immediate action in the event of a spill:
For spills not involving immediate danger to life or property:
A mental health emergency is any situation involving individuals in distress who are unable to appropriately manage themselves.
A mental health emergency or psychological crisis may include:
For unusual or potentially dangerous situations:
To ensure your personal safety, whenever possible:
If a power outage occurs, call 911 and follow your building marshals directions for evacuation.
If people are trapped in an elevator:
Definitions Per the Clery Crime Reporting Handbook:
Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned-including joy riding).
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force, violence, and/or causing the victim fear.
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Constructive possession is the condition in which a person does not have physical custody or possession, but is in a position to exercise dominion or control over a thing.