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Emergency Protective Actions

Anna Maria Student Handbook

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In Case of Emergency

Call 911 or Paxton Police at AMC Officer on Duty at (508) 494-9010

What to Report

  • Emergency Type
  • Your Location
    • Building Name
    • Room Number
  • Your Name


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.

Shelter in Place or Building Evacuation

To Shelter-in-Place

  • Get/stay indoors.
  • Secure doors and windows; turn off any air conditioning units in the room.
  • Stay indoors until notified it's safe to go outdoors.

For Building Evacuation

  • Evacuate building using nearest exit (or alternate exit if blocked).
  • Take personal belongings (backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
  • Do not use elevators.
  • Secure hazardous materials or equipment.
  • Follow instructions by faculty, staff, or emergency personnel.
  • Move away from the building.

Community Response to Medical Emergencies

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.

Take action

  • Call 911 or the Paxton Police Officer on Duty at AMC at (508) 494-9010 to activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  • Explain the type of emergency, the location of the victim, and the condition of the victim.
  • Let the officer know of any safety hazards – weapons, chemical spill, fire, fumes, etc.
  • Tell the officer if the person is unconscious, not breathing, is bleeding profusely, or has chest pain.
  • Do not hang up unless told to do so by the officer.
  • Reassure the victim that help is on the way.
  • Do not attempt to move the victim.
  • Do not give victim anything to eat or drink.
  • Stay calm.
  • Monitor the victim and assist the victim to your level of ability until help arrives.

General Protective Actions

Fire

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Evacuate the building.
  • Call 911 from a safe location.
  • Do not re-enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.

Severe Weather

If Indoors

  • Seek shelter in the lowest level of the building.
  • Stay away from exterior windows and doors.
  • If "drop and tuck" position is used: low squat, knees, and chin to chest, facing the wall with hands interlocked overhead.
  • Do not go outside until threat has passed.

If Outdoors

  • Try to seek shelter indoors immediately.
  • If unable to get indoors, get to a low area such as a ditch, ravine, or depression.
  • Lie flat in a ditch or low area.
  • Lie face down and cover your head and face.

Hazardous Material Release

  • Call 911.
  • Move away from the hazardous location to a safe location or evacuate the building.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.

Power Outage

  • Contact Paxton Police Officer on Duty at AMC at (508) 494-9010.
  • Secure any hazardous materials or operations.
  • Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if emergency power is operating.
  • Consider switching off/unplugging sensitive equipment.
  • Evacuate the area if instructed to do so by emergency personnel.

Suspicious Object

  • Do not touch or disturb the object.
  • Call 911 or Paxton Police Officer on Duty at AMC at (508) 494-9010.
  • Notify faculty, staff or supervisor.
  • Alert others to stay clear of the area.
  • Evacuate the area if instructed to do so.

Identity Theft

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).