Emergency Guidelines

Students should familiarize themselves with these guidelines in the event of fire or medical emergency on the College campus.

Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate (ALICE)

A.L.I.C.E Training is provided by the Campus Safety Office ALICE is a nationally recognized and acclaimed program which addresses citizen response to an active violent intruder incident.  This simple, straightforward system can be utilized by everyone to survive a violent intruder incident, with the key emphasis being on survival. 

Chief of Police Jerry O’Dell is a trained, certified ALICE Instructor and can provide training to students, faculty and staff.  This training takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. 

Please contact Jerry at (276)944-6121 or email at jodell@ehc.edu to arrange a session.

For more information regarding other emergency guidelines please explore the descriptions below:
  • In case of a dangerous person on campus...
    • Remain calm, do not engage the intruder.
    • A quick and quiet escape is suggested, if it can be done
    • If attempting to escape, keep your hands elevated with
      open palms visible, especially if encountering law enforcement officers. Follow all instructions given.
    • If you cannot safely exit the building, seek secure shelter.
    • Close and lock windows, lower blinds, remain out of
      sight, and turn off the lights.
    • Once secured, take cover behind concrete walls, thick
      desks, and filing cabinets that are away from windows and doors.
    • Remain quiet and turn off cell phone ringers.
  • In case of a fire...
    • Activate the nearest fire alarm and CALL 911.
    • Everyone must leave immediately when a fire alarm is
      activated, even if there are no obvious signs of an emergency.
    • Do not use the elevator.
    • Remain calm and assist others in safely getting out.
      Confine the fire by closing all doors and windows if
    • Follow directions given by emergency personnel and go
      to the location designated by your building coordinator.
  • In case of a medical emergency...
    • If the person is seriously injured or non-responsive, CALL 911.
    • Give key information to the 911 operator (location/address, type of injury/illness etc.) and stay on the line until help arrives.
    • Ask others to assist (directing emergency personnel to your location, crowd control).
    • Remain calm.
    • If the person is not seriously injured, contact the College Health Center at 276-944-6538 or Campus Security at 276-944-6222 for assistance.
    • Always report injuries on campus to the Office of the Vice President for Business & Finance


    Please note that Automated Electronic Defibrillators (AED’s) are available on campus in the following locations:
    o Campus Safety Office
    o Equestrian Center
    o Kelly Library
    o King Center Athletic Training Room
    o McGlothlin-Street Hall 139
    o Wiley Hall 121
    o Van Dyke Student Center 

  • In case of a tornado...
    • Listen for the siren. A single siren blast will sound to alert you to check for emergency message via email and the Campus Alert System.
    • Seek shelter inside a building until notified by College officials that it is safe to leave.
    • An “all-clear” alert will be sent when the danger has passed.