Chesapeake College Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures

Emergency Response

In the event of a confirmed emergency response that presents a dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students and staff, the campus community will be notified in a timely manner by members of the Crisis Management Team or by the appropriate emergency response agency. The Crisis Management Team will also update information to the campus community during and after an event. The team consists of the President, the Vice Presidents, the Director of Facilities, the Director of Public Safety, and the Director of Public Information. The campus community will be notified by using some or all of the following methods:

  • Voice Mail - This method can be accessed on or off campus. Broadcasts go to the voice mailboxes for all employees.
  • Webpage - Displays continuous announcements regarding emergency situations.
  • Computer Display Messaging - Chesapeake College has the ability to send messages to every computer system that is activated on the network. The message(s) will reach computers in offices and classrooms if the computer is activated.
  • Email - Email messages can be sent to students and employees advising them of an emergency situation.
  • Twitter Announcements - Chesapeake College uses Twitter to send emergency announcements.  Students, parents, and employees can sign up to receive these messages by setting up a Twitter Account and follow Chesapeake Emergency.
  • Building Monitor Announcements - Building monitors will make announcements in every facility on the campus.

Notifications will include a description of the event and what action(s) need to be taken.

Students, staff and guests are permitted to have access to cell phones while on campus.

At Cambridge Center and Easton Memorial Hospital campuses, the Cambridge Center Security Personnel and the Easton Memorial Hospital Security Department will ensure faculty/staff have been notified and receive the necessary updates as deemed appropriate.

Evacuation Procedures

If an evacuation of any facility is necessary, building monitors, in conjunction with the public safety and maintenance staff will assist in evacuating the building in a safe and timely manner. The facility will remain evacuated until deemed safe by the appropriate emergency service agency investigating the incident.

In the event that the campus must be shut down, security personnel with the assistance of the maintenance department will block all entrances and exits of the campus as deemed appropriate.

Emergency/Dangerous Situations

In the event of an emergency/ dangerous situation, the Department of Public Safety will confirm that the situation does exist.

Members of the Crisis Management Team will be notified to alert the campus community of the situation and what action(s) need to be taken.

Situation updates, if necessary, will be sent by members the Crisis Management Team.

Tests and Drills

Chesapeake College will conduct drills and exercises to evaluate emergency response procedures. Upon the completion of any drills and exercises, an after action review will take place to assess the response procedures.