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Policy Title
Active Shooter Emergency Response Plans
Policy Description
The potential for a shooting or a shooting in the workplace exists on every college campus throughout the United States. Although the possession of firearms on the campus is prohibited, their availability and past national shootings dictate the need for a response plan, in case a shooting or other violent attack occurs.
Policy Procedures

In the event this incident occurs, all faculty and staff may be requested to assist in the following:

1.Notify emergency response personnel as soon as possible and assist them in staging in a safe location.

2.Follow the written Emergency Plan in rendering your classroom or area safe. 

3.Evacuate victims/potential victims away from the incident and to safe area if directed by emergency responders. 

4.When safe, evacuate victims/potential victims away from the incident and to a safe area and assist if requested to provide emergency medical care for injured. 

Emergency Plans:

When the shooting begins or you are advised that a shooting on campus has taken place, you should do the following in any order or simultaneously:

·         GET OUT: If you decide to flee, make sure you can do it safely and have an escape route and plan in mind

·         CALL OUT: Call Campus Police at 323-3333 or 911. Do not hang up on the dispatcher until told to do so. The following information should be provided to the dispatcher:

o   Your name and exact location

o   The exact location of the suspect(s) including building, type of building, classroom, etc.

o   Describe the shooter if possible; clothing will help police locate

o   Where is the shooter now, where did you last see them, or what is their direction of travel.

o   Type of weapon if known, (Rifle, shotgun, handgun, etc., or explosive devices)

o   Tell the dispatcher if there are injuries or if anyone needs medical attention.

·         HIDE OUT:

o   Get everyone to lie down away from windows of “Fields of Fire”

o   Silence cell phones, close blinds, turn off lights, stay on the floor, and don’t peek out doors or windows.

o   Spread out, huddling together makes for a better target.

o   If in hallway, look for an unlocked room to hid in.

·         HELP OUT:

o   Identify those that may need assistance and help them

o   Identify these people before an emergency occurs and have a plan to assist.

·         KEEP OUT:

o   Lock classroom doors if possible. If doors cannot be locked, barricade with desk or tables.

o   Do not pull fire alarms or evacuate rooms or buildings … unless directed by emergency responders.

o   Follow ALERTUS directions (Critical Incident Monitors have been trained to notify classroom occupants.)

·         TAKE OUT:

o   This should be considered the very last resort.

o   If there is absolutely no other opportunity for escape or survival.

            o  You must be committed to this action.
Policy Author(s)
Campus Police
Effective Date
January 2016
Review Date
October 2016
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