In the event of a campus emergency, follow these procedures.

 

Active Shooter
Active Shooter

If you hear shots fired, witness an armed person shooting or threatening people, call 911 when safe to do so. Then determine the safest way to protect yourself.

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Active Shooter

If you hear shots fired, witness an armed person shooting or threatening people, call 911 when safe to do so. Then determine the safest way to protect yourself.

GET OUT – If a safe path is available

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind.
  • Choose a safe exit and evacuate regardless of whether others agree to follow.
  • Move quickly and quietly away from the area.
  • Warn others against entering the area.
  • Do not stop for injured people, but report their location to emergency personnel.
  • Keep your hands visible and follow police instructions.

HIDE – If you can’t get out safely

  • Find a safe place to hide.
  • Lock and/or barricade doors.
  • Close the blinds and turn off lights.
  • Silence your phone.
  • Stay out of sight and away from doors and windows.
  • Do not open the door for anyone – police will have keys to enter the area.
  • If the fire alarm sounds, remain in place unless there is smoke or fire.
  • Stay in your safe place until police come and escort you out.

FIGHT – As a last resort

  • Fight with commitment.
  • Be physically aggressive.
  • Use nearby objects as weapons.
  • Fight to incapacitate the attacker.

Video: Shooter on Campus

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Bomb Threat
Bomb Threat

Each and every bomb threat must be taken seriously and evaluated individually.

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Bomb Threat

Each and every bomb threat must be taken seriously and evaluated individually.

Bomb Threat by Telephone

If You Receive a Bomb Threat by Telephone:

  • Remain calm, be courteous and treat the threat as real.
  • Listen carefully and do not interrupt the caller.
  • Record as much information as you can:
    • location of the bomb
    • time the bomb is going to explode
    • why the bomb was placed
    • what the bomb looks like
    • any other information
  • Ask someone to call Campus Security
  • Keep the caller talking as long as possible and note:
    • phone number/name on the call display
    • age and gender of the caller
    • notable speech patterns, accents, etc.
    • emotional state of the caller
    • background noises, etc.

Call Campus Security (403-320-3206)

Take your notes to Campus Security as soon as possible.

Bomb Threat Electronically

  • Forward the threat to Campus Security’s email as soon as possible.

Email Campus Security (security@lethbridgecollege.ca)

  • Follow up immediately by calling Campus Security

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Evacuation
Evacuation

Treat Every Fire Alarm As Real!

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Evacuation

Treat Every Fire Alarm As Real!

If evacuation is required:

  • Remain calm and listen to the announcements.
  • Proceed to the nearest exit and do not use the elevators.
  • Follow instructions from Campus Security or the Building Evacuation Response Teams (BERTs).
  • Assist anyone that needs help.
  • Go to a muster point, keep all entrances/exits clear.
  • Wait for the all clear notification from the Campus Safety app or BERTs

Muster Points

Campus emergency assembly points (called muster points) are identified on the following map.

Campus Muster Points

If you are unable to evacuate:

  • Call 911 and Campus Security and tell them your location.
  • If you are in a room, close the door and use material such as clothing to seal the door and air vents.
Fire Safety
Fire Safety

If you see smoke or fire:

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Fire Safety

If you see smoke or fire:

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm pull station – near exits.
  • Call 911.
  • Alert people in the area of the fire and the need to evacuate.
  • Close, but do not lock, doors behind you as you leave – use the nearest exit.
  • Assist anyone that needs help.
  • Do NOT use the elevator.
  • Go to a muster point, keep all entrances/exits clear.
  • Wait for the all clear notification from the Campus Safety app or the Building Evacuation Response Teams (BERTs).

Campus Muster Points

Trapped in a Room

  • Call 911 and give them your location.
  • Place a jacket or towel at the bottom of the door to keep the smoke out.
  • Be prepared to signal someone outside, but DO NOT BREAK GLASS until absolutely necessary (outside smoke may be drawn into the room).

Clothing Catches Fire

  • STOP immediately.
  • DROP to the ground and cover your face with your hands.
  • ROLL over and over or back and forth until the fire is out.
  • If you are someone else cannot STOP, DROP, and ROLL – smother the flames with a blanket, towel or jacket.
  • Call 911 for medical assistance, including the treatment of burn injuries.

Fire Extinguisher Safety

When to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire extinguishers are only to be used for small fires (wastebasket size or smaller). You need both the correct fire extinguisher and knowledge of how to use it. When in doubt, evacuate the area immediately.

  • Make sure the fire pull station has been pulled before attempting to extinguish the fire.
  • Ensure you have an exit at your back.
  • Check to see that you have the proper extinguisher for the type of fire and that it is fully charged.
  • Follow the P-A-S-S procedure:

P – PULL

Pull safety pin from handle.

A – AIM

Aim (nozzle, cone, horn) at the base of the fire.

S – SQUEEZE

Squeeze the trigger handle.

S – SWEEP

Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire (watch for flare ups).

Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Materials

Do not attempt to clean up a chemical spill or other hazardous materials.

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Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials Spill/Release

Do not attempt to clean up a chemical spill or other hazardous materials.

  • Leave the area and warn others.
  • Call 911 and notify Campus Security.
  • Do not turn electrical devices on or off, including light switches as they may emit a spark and cause an explosion.
  • Wait for the all clear notification from the Campus Safety app or Campus Security before re-entering a building.

In the event of a hazardous material release near Lethbridge College campus, you may be instructed to shelter indoors.

Shelter in Place

Medical Emergency
Medical Emergency

Call 911 immediately, and direct someone else to call Campus Security.

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Medical Emergency

  • Call 911 immediately, and direct someone else to call Campus Security.
    • Report the following:
      • “This is medical emergency at Lethbridge College.”
      • The building you are in.
      • Your location within that building.
      • The nature of the medical emergency.
  • Provide first aid if you are trained and it is safe to do so.
  • Do not move the injured person unless they are in imminent danger.
  • Stay with the injured person until emergency personnel arrive.

Report an Incident

Shelter in Place
Shelter in Place

Environmental threats or hazards (e.g., severe weather or a hazardous material leak) may require you to take shelter.

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Shelter in Place

Environmental threats or hazards (e.g., severe weather or a hazardous material leak) may require you to take shelter. You will be told why you must shelter in place and it will be clearly stated that the situation is not a lock down. Once you know why the shelter in place has been called:

  • Stay indoors.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Follow instructions from the Building Evacuation Response Teams (BERTs)
  • Remain sheltered until the all clear is announced.
Suspicious Object
Suspicious Object

If you see a suspicious object:

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Suspicious Object

If you see a suspicious object:

  • Do NOT touch it.
  • Leave the area, close doors and warn others against enter the area as you leave.
  • From a safe distance, call Campus Security.

Call Campus Security (403-320-3206)

How to Identify a Suspicious Package

Severe Weather
Severe Weather

Severe Windstorm/Tornado

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Severe Weather

Severe Windstorm/Tornado

  • Follow instructions from the Building Evacuation Response Teams (BERTs), Campus Security and announcements.
  • Go immediately to an interior room – if you are outside, seek shelter in the nearest building.
  • Stay away from all windows and avoid glass areas.
  • Crouch and use your arms to protect your head and neck.
  • Remain in the sheltered area until the all clear notification is given.
  • If you are in a vehicle and have no access to a building, get out and lie down flat in a ditch or low spot on the ground, and use your arms to protect your head and neck.
Suspicious Behaviour
Suspicious Behaviour

If there is a person on campus who is causing you concern:

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Suspicious Behaviour

If there is a person on campus who is causing you concern:

  • Do NOT physically confront the person(s).
  • Contact Campus Security, leave the area and wait for further instructions.

Call Campus Security (403-320-3206)

Utility Emergencies
Utility Emergencies

In the event of one of the utility emergencies below, follow the guidelines.

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Utility Emergencies

In the event of one of the utility emergencies below, follow the guidelines.

Power Outage

  • Call Campus Security
  • Turn off all electronics to protect them form electrical surges when power is restored.
  • Assist anyone that needs help.

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Natural Gas Leak

  • Leave the area immediately.
  • Call 911 and then Campus Security.
  • Do not turn on lights or other electrical switches.

Plumbing Emergency

  • Call Campus Security
  • Do not walk through the water – it could be electrically charged or contaminated.
  • Turn the water source off, if safe to do so.

Call Campus Security (403-320-3206)