Emergency Building Coordinators (EBCs)
Over 65 members strong, the EBC team has learned the College's basic emergency protocols. They are outfitted with vests, emergency kits, and walkie-talkies at each building. EBCs are strategically located in every college building, including satellite sites. They can explain emergency protocols and deliver on-the-ground direction during an incident.
Campus CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Working alongside EBCs are members of the College's rejuvenated Campus CERT team with over 50 members. CERT members have received training from local fire service agencies, carry Clark County Volunteer Emergency Worker Certificates, and are qualified to assist with basic emergency response. Examples include safety awareness, basic medical triage and light search and rescue. Those skills are useful in any setting–at home, at work or at play.
Psychological First Aid (PFA)
Psychological First Aid (PFA) is comprised of approximately 20 volunteer members from the Clark College employees community. Each person has received training from a mental health consultant on psychological first aid as well as a number of them being licensed counselors in the State of Washington. Their skills would be useful in circumstances where there is a need for support from compassionate and caring mental health volunteers in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Establishing human connections and providing practical short-term help to survivors can make a big difference in people's lives.
Collaboration and cooperation
Clark College is committed to creating and maintaining a safe learning environment for students, employees and guests. This is accomplished through deliberate planning and collaboration within the College community, and in close cooperation with local police, fire, emergency medical and public health agencies. Emergency preparedness requires broad-based involvement throughout the College Community.