Emergency Protective Actions
Anna Maria Student Handbook
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Call 911 or Paxton Police at AMC Officer on Duty at (508) 494-9010
In the event an emergency occurs on campus, you may be asked to take certain protective actions. The primary method of communicating instructions during an emergency will be the College’s Emergency Notification system utilizing text messages, email and voice mail. A student may update contact information, notably a cell phone number by logging in to Online Services and selecting Personal Information under the Settings and Tools tab. The most common protective actions requested will be:
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
Anna Maria College utilizes ALICE Training’s eLearning Program as a tool to help improve our safety and security procedures, specifically in regard to active shooter and violent intruder response. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training prepares individuals to handle the threat of an Active Shooter. ALICE teaches individuals to participate in their own survival while leading others to safety.
Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster.
At the beginning of each semester, you will receive an email invitation from ALICE Training Institute inviting you to take their course. You will be instructed to create an account through the link provided in the invitation. After you do so, you will be prompted to create an account so that you can review the training at any time.
For Building Evacuation
For any on-campus emergency, dial 911. To reach the Paxton Police Officer on Duty at AMC, dial x3456 from an on-campus phone or from a cell phone dial (508) 494-9010.
A medical emergency can occur anywhere on campus. The reaction of the victim or those around her/him can ensure quick arrival of trained emergency personnel.
Identity theft is a growing concern for everyone. Students should take steps to protect their personal information. There is useful information on preventing identity theft at www.consumer.gov/idtheft. Shred all credit card offers (don’t just toss them in the trash). Don’t give out personal information on the phone or computer unless you have initiated the contact (don’t fall for phishing on-line where you are asked for information in an email that looks legitimate but is not). Protect passwords (don’t keep your pin number with your ATM card and don’t share passwords with others, not even your roommate). Don’t use the same password for all of your sites and change your passwords often. Limit the access others have to your personal data and items (using a lockbox for paperwork such as credit card receipts, bank statements, social security card, etc., and keep your credit cards, wallet, checkbook in a secure location, not out in plain view).