Procedures and Policies

Carroll has implemented the following procedures and policies for the protection of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Crisis Management

The following instructions are used in the event of a violent catastrophic incident.

Code Red -

I.        LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES 
 
WHEN A “LOCKDOWN” ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE–THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. Exact instructions will be given over the PA system.
 
a)      It is the instructor’s responsibility to get all students who may be outside the classroom or in adjacent open areas into the nearest classroom as quickly as possible. At that point, NO STUDENT, FACULTY and STAFF MEMBER should move out of a secure room for any reason. 
 
b)      ALL DOORS are to be CLOSED AND LOCKEDBLINDS are to LOWERED AND CLOSED, AND LIGHTS OUT. STAY OUT OF SIGHT AND REMAIN QUIET.
 
c)       Instructors will communicate to the students that we have an emergency situation and that they need to remain calm, quiet, turn off all cell phones, and to listen carefully for further directions from their instructor or administrative personnel.
 
d)      Instructors are to keep students in the room away from the doors and any glass or window areas. Close window blinds immediately. In some cases, this will necessitate movement to protected areas that are out of view from the hallway. Depending on the event, doors in classrooms may need to be barricaded.
 
e)      Instructors and students are to follow directions given in person by uniformed emergency officials, Office of Public Safety and Security officers, or Carroll Community College administrators.
 
f)       This LOCKDOWN procedure will remain in effect until an additional announcement is made or until you receive official word from a Carroll Community College administrator that the LOCKDOWN is cancelled.  
 
Classroom phones MUST NOT BE USED in an attempt to gather information. WAIT for further communication and instructions!
 
II.      SHELTER-IN-PLACE PROCEDURES
 
WHEN A “SHELTER IN PLACE” ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE–THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES ARE TO BE FOLLOWED. Exact instructions will be given over the PA system.
 
a)      When Shelter in Place is called, it is the instructor’s responsibility to get all students into a designated “severe weather shelter  areas” as quickly as possible. At that point, NO STUDENT, FACULTY and STAFF MEMBER should moves out of a secure area until further notice. 
 
b)      When the above announcement is made, the campus community should seek shelter immediately in areas signed as "severe weather shelter areas" including stairwells, interior hallways and rooms and bathrooms.  
 
c)       Instructors will communicate to the students that we have an emergency situation (that will be announced over the PA system, e.g. tornado warning, and that they need to remain calm, quiet, and to listen carefully for further directions from their instructor or administrative personnel.
 
d)      Instructors are to keep students in an area away from the doors and any glass or window areas. Close window blinds immediately. 
 
e)      Instructors and students are to follow directions given in person by uniformed emergency officials, Office of Public Safety and Security officers, or Carroll Community College administrators.
 
f)       This SHELTER-IN-PLACE procedure will remain in effect until an additional announcement is made or until you receive official word from a Carroll Community College administrator that the SHELTER-IN-PLACE is cancelled.  
 
1.       EVACUATION PROCEDURES
 
If there were a controlled evacuation from areas that emergency response personnel have deemed safe, the following will occur as the individual situation presents itself: Exact instructions will be given over the PA system or internal phones.
 
a)      Evacuation processes will be announced facility-wide; and/or,
 
b)      Individual classrooms and offices will be contacted and advised that an evacuation is in progress within their specific area; and/or,
 
c)       Emergency personnel will have keys to doors within the facility to assist in an evacuation.
 
CAUTION - Do not unlock doors unless you are sure that you are speaking with law enforcement or a college adminstrator. Im most cases, they will already have keys and will not request that you open a door.
 
Unless otherwise directed by emergency response personnel, evacuation shall occur as indicated on the evacuation plans in this manual.
 
Assisting Persons with Disabilities:
 
Announce to the disabled person the type of emergency that exists and ask how you may best assist them. When communicating, face the person and speak calmly and distinctly and speak directly to the person. Never separate a disabled person from his/her assistive aids: wheelchair, cane, service animal, etc. Assist tthe person to the assigned safe area or evacuation site.
 
 
 
Exact instructions will be given over the PA system.
  
 
These are guidelines, not policy, and they may not provide all the answers in any given situation. Therefore, these are not a substitute for common sense and good judgment.

 Fire/Evacuation Procedures

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 and 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 elevatorsuse 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.

When in a safe area and if possible, call 410-386-8123 or x8123 to notify campus security of the area of the fire.  

Do not re-enter the building until an "all clear" signal is given by administrators in charge.

Accident/Injury Procedures

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. And, give your 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 all trained iin first aid/CPR/AED, who will assist until an ambulance arrives.

Safety Policies

The following are prohibited:

  • Bicycles, skates, skateboards or mopeds in the buildings
  • Gambling or solicitation
  • Pets (unless used as guide animals)
  • Smoking, tobacco and smoking products that include but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, clove cigarettes, dip, chew, snuf, snus, and electronic cigarettes. Refer to the smoking policy for more details.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages
  • Possession of guns, knives and/or anything that may be deemed as a weapon
  • Possession of drugs or any controlled dangerous substances

 

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