Carroll has implemented the following procedures and policies for the protection of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
The following are instructions for each Code Red incident. Exact instructions are communicated via the college's PA system.
These instructions are guidelines , not policy, and may not provide all the answers in any given situation. Therefore, exercise common sense and good judgment.
In the event of a controlled evacuation from areas that emergency response personnel have deemed unsafe, the following will occur as the situation presents itself.
Do not unlock any door unless you are sure that you are speaking with law enforcement or a college administrator. In most cases, they will already have keys and will not ask you to open the door.
Unless otherwise directed by emergency response personnel, evacuation shall occur as indicated on the evacuation plans in this manual.
Announce to the disabled person the type of emergency that exists and ask how you may best assist them. When communicating, face the person, speak calmly and distinctly, and speak directly to the person. Never separate a disabled person from his/her assistive aids (e.g. wheelchair, cane, service animal, etc.) Assist the person to the assigned safe area or evacuation site.
Exact instructions are announced over the college PA system.
In the event of a fire, pull the nearest fire alarm, if not already sounded, and exit the building from the nearest exit in an orderly manner. Continue at least 200 feet from the building to meet your department/class assembly point, provided on evacuation maps located throughout the college.
Do not use elevators, use stairs. If unable to exit the building, designated stairwells may be used as temporary shelter until help arrives. Stairways clearly identified as "Stair Area of Rescue Assistance" are fire protected as dictated by Life Safety Code. Always let an administrator or emergency responder know of if you or someone else is in a stairwell.
Do not re-enter the building until an "all clear" signal is given by administrators in charge.
If you see someone who is injured or ill and in need of medical attention, call x8123 from a campus telephone for an immediate security response or call 410-386-8123 or 911 from an external phone.
If calling 911, advise the 911 operator that you are calling from Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. Provide the location of the victim within the building so that responders are aware.
After contacting 911, call Campus Security at x8123 or 410-386-8123. Campus Security Officers are trained in first aid/CPR/AED, who can assist until an ambulance arrives.
The following are prohibited:
Denial of access to College grounds -- In accordance with the Maryland
Annotated Code, Education Article, Sections 26-102, the governing board,
president, or any person designated in writing by the board or any of these
persons, may deny access to the building or grounds of the College to any person
Staff may demand identification – Administrative personnel and authorized
employees of the College may demand identification and evidence of qualification
from any person who desires to use or enter the premises of the institution.
Agreement with law enforcement agencies – The governing board of the College
may enter into an agreement with appropriate law enforcement agencies to carry
out the responsibilities of this statute when:
Penalty – Any person violating this statute is guilty of a misdemeanor and on
conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment not exceeding
6 months or both if the person:
Persons authorized to enforce the above statute are: