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IN AN EMERGENCY:

WHEN YOU HEAR IT. DO IT.

ACTIVE THREAT! RUN, HIDE, FIGHT!

STUDENTS

Move away from sight
Maintain silence
Prepare to Run, Hide, Fight

STAFF

Lock exterior and interior doors
Turn out the lights
Move away from sight
Do not open the door
Maintain silence
Prepare to Run, Hide, Fight

RUN

  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible

HIDE

  • Lock and barricade doors
  • Turn off lights and silence cell phones
  • Cover window in classroom doors
  • Do not huddle together, spread out

FIGHT

  • Fighting is the last resort only to be used when your life is in imminent danger
  • Attempt to incapacitate the active shooter/threat
  • Find an object to use as a weapon such as a chair, fire extinguisher or items in your classroom or office
  • Your exact location
  • Location of the shooter if you know it
  • Number of shooters if more than one
  • Description of the shooters
  • Number and type of weapons involved
  • Number of potential victims
  • Remain calm and follow all officers instructions
  • Raise your hands and keep them visible at all times (keep cell phones in pockets)
  • Avoid making quick movements towards the officers

SHELTER IN PLACE!

STUDENTS

Move indoors
Business as usual

STAFF

Bring everyone indoors
Lock exterior doors
Increase situational awareness
Business as usual

Shelter in place is used when there are hazards outside of the campus.

  • Remain calm
  • Move indoors
  • Business as usual
  • Staff lock exterior doors
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Remain sheltered until cleared to do so by proper authorities

WEATHER THREAT

STUDENTS

Tornado: Evacuate to weather area

Earthquake: Drop, cover and hold

STAFF

Lead safety strategy

Weather areas throughout DCCC campuses are designated by weather shelter signage with an image of a tornado icon.

  • Move to weather signs inside of the buildings marked
  • Stay away from exterior windows, hanging objects or large open rooms
  • Do not use elevators
  • If inside, move to a door frame, under a table, or sit on the floor against an interior wall
  • If outside, move to an open space, away from objects that may fall
  • Be prepared for aftershocks

EVACUATE! (to the announced location)

STUDENTS

Bring your phone
Lave your stuff behind
Follow instructions

STAFF

Lead evacuation to location

Fire, Bomb Threat, etc​

  • Remain calm
  • Evacuate to the announced location
  • Bring your phone
  • Leave your stuff behind
  • Move quickly and quietly to announced location
  • Do not use elevators
  • Follow instructions
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