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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.