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Campus to Conduct "Lockdown Drill" March 26

Cañada College will be conducting a "Lockdown Drill" at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26. The drill is designed to identify how the college can best provide for the safety of staff, faculty, and students.

This will be the third lockdown drill performed on campus. Each drill have provided useful information to help campus personnel improve emergency procedures. Comments received from each drill have been used to improve subsequent drills.

Here is the process that will be used for today's drills:

Notification: The loud speaker system will be used to notify the campus that there is a lockdown drill. The announcements will be made at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm.

Before the Drill: Faculty and staff will “lockdown” all areas during the drill. Students should listen for instructions from faculty and staff.

During the Drill: During the lockdown, staff and faculty will make sure to:             

  • Lock, barricade, or block the doorway to secure the door(s) to classrooms or office areas
  • Cover any/all windows (curtains, blinds, etc) and turn out the lights
  • Remain quiet and calm
  • A building captain or campus safety/facility staff member will be going through buildings to check if rooms are secure
  • Unlock the area when the “all clear” signal is given through the loud speaker system

After the Drill: If you have feedback on what worked well and what did not, please send an email to joyd@smccd.edu. The Crisis Action Team will be debriefing the drill and would appreciate your feedback.

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