Keuka College - Emergency Response Plan


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Keuka College - Emergency Response Plan

  1. 1. Keuka College Emergency Response Fall 2013 Patrick Kasnick Director of Campus Safety Jim Blackburn VP for Student Development
  2. 2. April 1, 1966 University of Texas 16 killed, 31 wounded
  3. 3. November 1, 1991 University of Iowa 5 killed, 2 wounded
  4. 4. April 16, 2007 Virginia Tech 33 killed, 24 wounded
  5. 5. Keuka College Keuka Park, NY Date: Unknown # Victims: Unknown
  6. 6. Overview o Policy guidance (when and how) - Lockdown - Shelter in place - Evacuation - “Run, Hide Fight” video o The New Nixle - New Nixle elements - Mandatory subscription w/opt out - How to subscribe to Nixle o New emergency communication methods in addition to Nixle
  7. 7. On-Call Administrators • • • • • Dr. James Blackburn, VP of Student Development Dr. Tracy McFarland, AVP of Student Development Patrick Reape, Director of Housing & Residence Life Patrick Kasnick, Director of Campus Safety Eric Detar, College Chaplain & Director of the Center for Spiritual Life
  8. 8. INCIDENT RESPONSE POLICIES 1. Lockdown 2. Shelter in Place/Alternative Shelter 3. Evacuation
  9. 9. Lockdown •A "Lockdown" is the temporary sheltering technique, e.g. 30 minutes to several hours, utilized to limit civilian exposure to an "Active Shooter" or similar incident. •Occupants of any building within the subject area will lock all doors and windows, not allowing entry or exit to anyone until the “All Clear” has been sounded. •This procedure converts any building into a large "Safe Room".
  10. 10. Initiation of a Lockdown 1. Risk Assessment 2. Decision 3. Order will be given to "Lockdown" either specific areas of campus, or the entire campus. 4. Official Notice over the Nixle system, as well as any other appropriate, supplementary means of communication.
  11. 11. Alternative Shelter Persons out-of-doors should seek immediate cover and concealment by using trees, mailboxes, walls, vehicles, fire hydrants or trash cans, etc. Persons should then await instructions, given via public address or Nixle, concerning movement to an alternative shelter, or shelter-in-place.
  12. 12. Shelter - in - Place Shelter-in-Place is an emergency procedure for people affected by a chemical accident, chemical attack, or other contaminated environment situations. Immediate shelter in a readily accessible location, such as a small room, sealing it from outside contaminants, and shutting off all HVAC systems. Depending on the exact situation, everyone within a specific distance of the incident may be ordered to shelterin-place. People within a closer range may be ordered to evacuate while everyone else shelters in place. Sheltering-in-place generally is used only for a short period of time.
  13. 13. Evacuation In the event of a campus emergency that may require evacuation, an assessment will be made about the severity of the situation and appropriate next steps. If the situation is deemed an evacuation emergency, orders will be given to initiate the building evacuation process.
  14. 14. Evacuation (continued) Students, faculty and staff exit buildings according to established evacuation policy as conducted in campus practice drills. Persons wait at the designated meeting location (for short-term evacuations) for further instructions and directions.
  15. 15. Evacuation Training Students • Initial Residence Hall meetings • evacuation drills • educational sessions throughout the year. Faculty and staff • campus evacuation drills • educational sessions (Community Day) • published information distributed throughout the year.
  16. 16. “Run, Hide, Fight”
  17. 17. Emergency Messaging Nixle messaging is now administered exclusively from within Keuka College (KC), resulting in: o Consistent message receipt (unless you have opted out, you will receive a message); o Unambiguous and directive messages; o No routine or “spam” messages; o Timely updates or message cancellations; o Improved interface and coordination between Yates County Sheriff’s Office and Keuka College
  18. 18. Emergency Messaging Student Affairs On-Call Staff are now responsible for Nixle message delivery. o On-Call staff will have a pre-programmed and dedicated “Carry Anywhere” i-Pad to use for messaging in the event they are away from their office. o Text and email messages are pre-scripted but allow for editing. o New policies and procedures will minimize delays in message generation.
  19. 19. Nixle Sign-up All students, faculty and staff will be automatically enrolled. o Able to access personal account and select or de-select preferences. o There is an “opt out” procedure. Trustees, parents and others can enroll also. o Go to o Click on Register for Emergency Alerts o Fill in the info
  20. 20. Emergency Messaging • Ball Hall P.A. – live broadcasts using scripted messages. • Dedicated emergency information hotline. (looking for a name for this, e.g. “Keuka Alert” • Keuka TV -- scripted, rolling, banner messages. • Plasma screens with scripted messaging. • Campus Safety patrol vehicle P.A. system -- where circumstances make this feasible.
  21. 21. NEXT STEPS: • • • • • • Training Workshops Brochures Drills & Practices More Training Communication
  22. 22. QUESTIONS??? ….. Thanks !!!