Emergencies at Clark College
Emergencies or disasters can happen at any time and usually occur with little or no warning. When an emergency occurs at Clark College, our safety and speedy recovery depend on existing levels of preparedness and coordinated response from students, employees and visitors.
What is Clark College doing to prepare for emergencies?
- The College has assembled an interdisciplinary leadership team–the Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC)–to provide perspective, guidance and solutions on safety and security issues. This working group meets once a month to keep college safety initiatives moving forward.
- The College has security officers on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Many emergencies are minor in nature and require two or three people to handle most of the incident management tasks. In the event of a major emergency (one in which the campus cannot operate normally) the Clark College Emergency Operations Plan will be activated.
- All College departments are required to maintain a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) to resume normal processes and re-establish essential College operations in a post-emergency situation.
- Special teams are in place to support emergency response with trained volunteer members
of faculty, staff and administration.
- Emergency Building Coordinators
- Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
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 Management is a process that requires broad-based involvement throughout the College.
What you can do to be prepared for an emergency at Clark College!
- Learn about the Clark College Emergency Procedures
- Learn the closest ASSEMBLY AREA to where you are (usually at a directional sign)
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times...in all places
- Know where your emergency exits are located
- Assume an alarm is real and act accordingly. If a fire alarm sounds, exit the building.
- Take all exercises seriously! During a lockdown exercise, participate and follow proper procedures.