S A F ET Y G U I D E L I N E S & E M E R G E N C Y P R O C E D U R E S : • EARTHQUAKE • FIRE • SHOOTER ON CAMPUS 1000 West Foothill Boulevard, Glendora, CA 91741-1899 • www.citruscollege.edu EARTHQUAKE After the Earthquake Minor Fires Before the Earthquake • Make sure you and those around • If a fire appears controllable, access • Plan ahead - Earthquakes give no you are safe. Assess your immediate the nearest fire extinguisher. Initiate obvious warning before they occur. conditions. the PASS system: Locate potential safe areas: under a • Be prepared for aftershocks. • Pull the pin. desk, inside doorways and in halls Evacuate structures only after a safe • Aim at the base of the fire. are structurally safe locations. Stay exit route has been explored. Watch • Squeeze the trigger while away from windows, unsecured out for broken glass, exposed holding the extinguisher upright. bookshelves and file cabinets. electrical wiring and potential • Sweep the extinguisher from side • Know the location of fire falling lighting and other ceiling to side. extinguishers and first aid kits and fixtures. how to use them. For fire • Assist the injured and those with Other Fire Situations extinguisher training, contact the disabilities to exit the building • Be smart. If a fire does not appear Environmental, Health and Safety safely. If they are unconscious or to be containable, evacuate the Office (EH&S) at 8704. you are unable to assist, report their building. • Plan your immediate action with co- condition and location to • Immediately activate the fire alarm workers in the event that shaking Emergency Responders. Make every system. starts. Review the Citrus College effort to account for the location • Call 9-911. Emergency Preparedness Plan – and status of people in your • Call Campus Security at 8611. Volume One. immediate area to members of the • When the fire alarm sounds, Crisis Action Team (CAT). The everyone must leave the building. During the Earthquake phones may be out; use wireless Stay calm. Leave doors unlocked. • Duck - Move away from possible communication systems or cell • Whenever possible, assist anyone falling objects: books, small office phones. If necessary, assign with a disability or with injuries to equipment, knick-knacks, unsecured messengers/runners. exit the building. In the event of a bookshelves and file cabinets. • Listen for additional information. fire, no one is to use the elevators • Cover - Tables and desks provide The Emergency Broadcast System including those with disabilities. protection from falling objects and (EBS) for Los Angeles County can • Once outside, move at least 150 feet glass. Hallways are structurally be found on AM frequencies KFI away from the building. Keep more secure than open office areas 640, KNX 1070, KWKW 1300Kh. streets, fire lanes, hydrants and and will have less flying debris. walkways clear for emergency Doorways also provide good FIRE vehicles and crews. Do not return to structural support, but watch out Fire Extinguishers an evacuated building until cleared for swinging doors on fingers. • Know the location of fire to do so by Campus Security or the • Hold - In a violent earthquake, extinguishers in your area and how Emergency Responder in charge. things will be moving. Get on the to use them. For fire extinguisher • If you are unable to assist the floor; hold onto information and training, contact injured or people with disabilities your desk. Brace yourself in a hall the EH&S Office at 8704. out of the building, be able to tell way or doorway. Remain calm and • Know the location of the nearest Emergency Responders the location ride out the shaker. fire alarm breaker. and condition of those remaining • Outdoors – move away from inside. buildings, utility poles, trees and other structures if you can. Continued on next page Other Fire Situations Continued • Do not reopen doors unless In the event you are outside when this • If you become trapped in a building instructed to do so by staff or event occurs, take the following ac- during a fire and a window is authorized personnel that you tions: available, place an article of recognize by sight or voice. Public • Move away from the danger area to clothing, (shirt, coat, etc.) outside safety responders may enter the a safe area and notify the Campus the window as a marker for rescue room using a master key or by Security Office (8611).* crews. Stay calm. providing positive identification. • Proceed to assigned class or an in • If there is no window, stay low to • If an instructor observes imminent door secure area unless otherwise the floor where the air will be less danger near a room, immediately instructed by the building smoky and toxic. Make noise or secure the room and notify Campus administrator or department head. If shout at regular intervals to Security of the danger via telephone, the assigned class is not accessible or alert rescuers to your presence and radio system or runner. is unsafe, proceed to the nearest safe location. • Brief students that the building or classroom. Or seek shelter in the the college has been placed on a safest place available if it is unsafe SHOOTER ON CAMPUS heightened security status as a to enter a campus building. response to an apparent crisis • If the decision is made to leave the If You Are Informed There Is a situation. Advise students to remain campus for a safer location, inform Shooter on Campus quiet until more can be learned Campus Security, the Emergency • Keep all students in the classroom about the situation. Responder or your supervisor of this for their safety until more • Calmly and quietly review off-campus location and the names information is provided. Lock or emergency evacuation procedures in of students/employees at that barricade classroom doors if the Emergency Response flipchart location. Notification should occur possible. Move students away from with students to prepare them for as soon as it is safe to do so. doors and windows. For situations possible evacuation. involving the potential discharge of • Until the situation has been assessed, *If using a cell phone, contact firearms, give a Drop, Cover and recommend that students remain in Campus Security by calling 914-8611. Hold command. Instruct students to the classroom unless authorization stay down until subsequent to leave is received from proper instructions are given. authorities.
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