Once the incident is discovered, the individual will take the following steps:
1. Call Campus Safety ext. 7233 (SAFE) or 888 from any campus phone. If off-campus call 914.323.SAFE (7233)
2. Provide the following information: • Your name • Nature of incident • Location of incident • Severity of injuries or property damage • Telephone number (for a call back)
3. Take action to protect students, faculty, staff and property. This might include: • Moving people away • Isolating and securing the area • Providing assistance as needed to students and personnel • Advising Campus Safety and responders to the scene
4. Await instructions from Campus Safety, police, fire or College officials. These instructions will be given by alarm, text message, and/or email.
Please take the following steps in response in the event an incident occurs.
If inside: • Use furniture or any other heavy object as a shield • Move away from windows • Make body as small as possible and stay low • Remain quiet, still and be prepared to move quickly
If outside: • Get behind any solid heavy object • Lie with your stomach on the ground so that your face is pointing away from the incident • Cover your head and face with something or your hands • Stay still and quiet, and be prepared to move quickly should you be asked to by responders
• Instructions to evacuate will be issued by Campus Safety or law enforcement • Evacuate students and staff quickly in an organized fashion to a safe area • Make sure to remain calm and quiet • Assist handicapped persons or those who need assistance • Do not touch anything or turn off lights or equipment • Close all doors behind you, but do not lock doors • If you observe something unusual or suspicious, don’t touch it • Remain at a safe distance until receiving notice to return to the facility
• During a lockdown, no one will be allowed to enter the campus • Faculty/staff will oversee the lockdown by drawing blinds where possible, locking doors and windows, and turning off lights • Disregard any knocks on the door and be alert • All students and personnel should move into isolated sections of building and remain quiet • Faculty/staff will be notified when it is safe to resume normal operations
Based on the emergency, this will be determined and announced.
Types of Incidents
In response to the following incidents, please take the recommended actions:
• Avoid reckless actions or quick moves • Do everything your captor says to do • Speak only when spoken to • Stay calm, try not to show emotion openly • Sit, if possible, to avoid appearing aggressive • Don’t turn away from captor unless ordered to • Model the appropriate behavior that you would expect of your students
• Activate the fire alarm system by pulling the alarm • Evacuate the building immediately in a safe and orderly manner • If a heavy smoke condition exists, get low to the ground and crawl to the safest exit • Alert authorities with any information once you have reached a designated "safe area" • Know your building — have a primary and secondary escape route in mind
Hazardous Material Release/Gas Leak
• Avoid contact with the material spilled • Do not turn any electrical devices on or off • Do not use cell phones • Be prepared to evacuate the building
If you receive a call indicating there is a bomb in the building:
• Remain calm, do not hang up on the caller • Be sure to record all pertinent information including time, gender, etc. • If possible try to keep the caller on the phone as long as possible • Record and document everything the caller says: ask questions about type and location of device, time of detonation, and reason for planting the device • Listen to any background noise that may be present (television, traffic, music, etc.)
Violent Intruder/Active Shooter
• Do not attempt to confront the intruder • Calm students and remain quiet • Close blinds of windows and secure doors; turn off lights and equipment • Ignore any knock on the door or unfamiliar voices • Be alert for students who may still be in the hallway • All students should move into an isolated corner of the room or building, reducing their exposure to windows and doors • If shots are heard, have everyone get low to the ground and seek shelter (if possible)
• Use furniture or any other heavy object as a shield • Move away from windows • Make body as small as possible and stay low • Remain quiet, still and be prepared to move quickly
• Get behind any solid heavy object • Lie with your stomach on the ground so that your face is pointing away from the incident • Cover your head and face with something or your hands • Stay still and quiet, and be prepared to move quickly should you be asked to by responders
• Shelter should be sought indoors by all members of the community until the severe weather is no longer a threat • Depending on the severity of the storm, all occupants should be brought into the interior corridors away from outside windows • Close all doors • Leave personal belongings behind • Protect yourself from falling objects by taking shelter beneath a desk, table, or bench • Stay away from outside walls and windows