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Emergency Notifications and Timely Warnings

Background: 

Emergency notifications and timely warnings are critical in effective response to emergencies.  Timely warnings are also a mandated action by the federal Clery Act.  This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides guidance on the provision of emergency notifications and timely warnings to the BCC community.

Definitions:

Emergency:        A sudden and usually unforeseen event that calls for immediate measures to minimize its adverse consequences, including conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property which require the response of community resources.  Emergencies include but are not limited to:


Earthquake

Fires

Severe Weather Events

Floods

Active Shooter/Terrorism Incidents

Hazardous Materials Release

Public Health Emergency

Act of War

Civil Disturbance

Long-Term Technological Failure

Long-Term Power Disruption

 

Emergency Notification:Emergency notifications are messages transmitted to community members to inform them of the potential for, existence of, or status of an emergency incident occurring on campus.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:
BCC has several means of communicating emergency information to the campus community. There is no single form of perfect communication, so it is critical that emergency information be communicated in a variety of ways to reach the greatest number of people possible.

VIKING Alert is the easy way to receive emergency text alerts from the campus.

Register your phone to receive VIKING Alert Emergency Text Message Alerts today (Registration is free).

 
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