At Lewis & Clark, we prioritize the safety and security of our entire campus community in order to effectively fulfill our teaching, research, and service missions. We are committed to taking every possible measure to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff.
In the event of an emergency that threatens the well-being of our campus, our faculty plays a crucial role in responding to the situation and restoring our ability to carry out our mission. We believe that it is our responsibility to prepare and equip our faculty with the knowledge and resources necessary to respond effectively in any emergency scenario. Together, we are dedicated to maintaining a secure and resilient campus community.
SECURING THE SPACE DURING A LOCKDOWN
Practice locking each door (they may each operate differently).
Make a plan and practice locking doors quickly— can specific students help?
Consider how you and others might hide in the classroom.
EVACUATING THE SPACE
Practice exiting each door in the classroom to have a clear idea of where the door leads and where the nearest building exits are located.
Consider how you will direct students in an emergency.
PREPARING FOR DIFFERENT EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
Identify the location of the closest emergency equipment - fire extinguishers, automated external defibrillators (AED).
Shelter-in-place situations, locate the closest interior hallway or room(s) without windows—your class may already be in one—that will accommodate your class.
Plan for other possible disruptions (e.g., medical emergencies, disruptive individual), keep a cell phone handy.
Identify potential hazards: The first step in emergency preparedness is to identify the potential hazards that could affect your office. These could include natural disasters such as earthquakes or floods, as well as man-made disasters such as fires or intrusions.
Develop an emergency response plan: Once you have identified potential hazards, create a plan for responding to them. This plan should include evacuation routes, emergency contact information, and procedures for dealing with different types of emergencies.
Create a communication plan: Establish a communication plan with your colleagues and building management. Make sure everyone knows how to contact each other in case of an emergency.
Secure important documents and equipment: Make sure important documents and equipment are secured in the office, such as computers, confidential files, and emergency supplies.
Have emergency supplies on hand: Stock up on emergency supplies such as first aid kits, flashlights, and batteries, and keep them in an easily accessible location.
Regularly check emergency equipment: Ensure that emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers and AEDs are working properly and are easily accessible.
Attend emergency training sessions: Participate in emergency training sessions to learn how to respond to different types of emergencies, and be familiar with emergency procedures in the building.
Keep personal contact information up to date: Ensure that personal contact information is up to date so that colleagues and building management can reach staff members in case of an emergency.
Stay informed: Stay informed about potential hazards in the area, and stay up to date with emergency alerts and notifications.