Emergency Response Training

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Emergency Response Training Resources

The college has published an Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Guide. It will be the centerpiece for comprehensive emergency response for administrators, faculty, staff and students.

Additionally the college has prepared an Active Shooter Quick Reference Guide. It is the responsibility of all faculty and staff members to be familiar with the safety and emergency response information and procedures detailed in the guide.

For your convenience, you can download the Active Shooter Pocket Card.

 

Online Video
Duration - 5:56

Especially appropriate to all. It provides a basic understanding of the Run-Hide-Fight method, while being presented in a memorable, high-impact style.

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. dramatizes an active shooter incident in the workplace. It is a fast-paced, succinct overview of the Run-Hide-Fight procedure that provides the best approach to surviving an active shooter incident. It was produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety with funding from a grant by the Department of Homeland Security. (Warning: The initial sequence in this video may be disturbing.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (2012)

Online Video
Duration - 27:48

Especially appropriate to all. The FBI's "The Coming Storm" focuses on what needs to happen after a shooter is taken down to launch the investigation, aid the families, and reestablish normalcy.

The Coming Storm (FBI Short Movie)

The Coming Storm is a movie that dramatizes the aftermath of a campus shooting, weaving within the story the best practices and lessons learned from active shooter incidents that have occurred throughout the United States.

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Presented by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (2017)

Online Video
Duration - 3:41

Especially appropriate for employees working in an office setting

Active Shooter: Options for Consideration

Options for Consideration is an informational video that demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. The instructive video provides precise definitions of common terms and reviews the choices of evacuating, hiding, or, as an option of last resort, challenging the shooter (“Run-Hide-Fight”). The video also provides important information on how to act after law enforcement personnel arrive on the scene – to understand their role and to avoid being mistaken for a shooter.

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the US Department of Homeland Security (2013)

Online Video
Duration – 9:22

Especially appropriate for: college students, faculty, and employees working in a large open environment (e.g., library, physical plant, dining center)

Surviving an Active Shooter

This video depicts how to respond to an active shooter in three of the more common situations in which shooting incidents have taken place: a warehouse (substitute the shelves of boxes for shelves of books and you have a library), a large, open food court/dining facility, and a college. Based on the Run-Hide-Fight approach to active shooter survival, the video provides additional information on recommended protocol for assisting injured victims and for interacting with law enforcement officers on the scene. (Warning: this video contains graphic content of a violent nature. Viewer discretion is advised.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (2015)

Online Video
Duration: 3:35

Especially appropriate for: college students and faculty

Practical Response to Active Shooter

This video focuses entirely on an active shooter in a college setting. It provides additional detail on what to do when law enforcement officials arrive.

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by Rock Valley College, Rockford IL (2014)

Online Video
Duration: 8:47

Especially appropriate for: college faculty and students

Shooter on Campus: Know You Can Survive

This video focuses entirely on an active shooter in a college setting. It takes a step-by-step approach to the Run-Hide-Fight sequence of options and depicts some creative ideas for securing a room without a lock. (This video production is dramatic and realistic. Some viewers might find it upsetting.)

Sponsored by RIC Department of Security and Safety
Produced by the University of Alberta (2013)

 

    Note: Fire safety procedures are discussed regularly with all students who live in campus residence halls and a series of fire drills is scheduled annually.

    Before the fire:

    • Know exit locations
    • Know fire alarm stations
    • Know fire extinguisher locations
    • Assign class members to assist handicapped person during building evacuations
    • Assign a member to pull the alarm, one member to close windows, and so on
    • Designate an assembly area outside and away from danger to check attendance

    Fire in the classroom:

    • Have person assigned pull nearest fire alarm to alert occupants
    • Have person assigned evacuate handicapped persons
    • Have person assigned close windows if time and safety permits
    • Do not attempt to extinguish large fires, extinguishers are for small fires
    • When room is clear, close door
    • Leave building in orderly manner and exit to assembly area
    • DO NOT USE ELEVATORS
    • Faculty should take attendance and notify Campus Police at 8201

    On hearing the fire alarm:

    • If classroom doors are closed, feel them for heat - If hot, do not open doors
    • If available, place wet rags at base of door to seal out smoke
    • Turn off air conditioners and fans to prevent circulation of smoke
    • If classroom door is cold, open slowly and exit building
    • If corridors are blocked by smoke or fire, stay in classroom unit help arrives
    • Have assigned students evacuation handicapped persons • Have assigned students close windows in room if time and safety permit
    • Do not attempt to extinguished large fires, only small limited fires • When room is clear, close door • Leave building in an orderly manner and exit to assembly area
    • DO NOT USE ELEVATOR
    • Faculty should take attendance and verify all have left building

    IF IN AN EXTREME EMERGENCY, YOU MUST GO THROUGH A SMOKE FILLED AREA, STAY LOW AND CRAWL TO AVOID SMOKE AND GET MAXIMUM AIR NEAR THE FLOOR

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    Rhode Island College Emergency Action Plan

    The Rhode Island College Department of Security and Safety has developed this Emergency Action Plan (EAP) to establish the requirements and procedures necessary for Department of Security and Safety and School Administration staff to respond to campus emergencies.

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