Emergency preparedness drill scheduled for Feb.16

Green River will conduct an emergency preparedness drill on Thursday, Feb. 16, to practice modified lockdown skills. This drill is assuming that the Auburn Police Department requested the College go into modified lockdown due to a potential threat to personal safety on campus, such as someone armed and dangerous fleeing across the campus.

Drill details follow. Please use the one most applicable to your situation.

What you need to know:

  • How will you be notified
  • A modified lockdown means:
    • All buildings will be locked from the outside, but internal doors remain unlocked (for drill purposes no buildings will be locked).
    • Everyone is asked to remain in the building they are in at the start of the drill.
    • Avoid direct line of sight through windows.
    • Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared to go into full lockdown if instructed to do so.
  • Drills will be held at
    • 10:15 to 10:20 a.m.
    • 1:15 to 1:20 p.m.
    • 5:15 to 5:20 p.m.
    • 7:15 to 7:20 p.m

What should you do in advance of the Drill?

  • Sign up and recommend that students sign up for e2campus.
  • Enable your cell phones for Wi-Fi calls and text and recommend that your students do so particular if you frequent campus areas that historically have low cellular reception such as Cedar Hall
  • Set up your device for extended College Wi-Fi so you do not need to log-in when an emergency is
    • Student information on extended Wi-Fi access is located on the Library page under the “Wireless Access” tab
    • Information for staff and faculty extended Wi-Fi access can be found on the College wireless log-on page. (This is the page your device will be routed to this page when you turn this feature on and attempt to access the internet.)
  • Review the attached checklists and be prepared to assist your classroom or fellow staff in completing the drill exercises


*** For this drill only people inside of buildings are being asked to practice a modified lockdown.  If you are outside during a drill period consider what safety measures you might take if the situation were not a drill. ***

Should branch campuses participate in this drill?

Yes! We are one College and, in the case of a real threat every individual needs to be prepared regardless of the campus they are on. For the purpose of this drill all branch campuses should assume a similar situation has occurred near their location and that they are going into modified lockdown on the alert of Green River EOC at the advice of local Police enforcement.

What should you do after the Drill?

The EOC will send a survey out by April 19, or within three business days. Please complete the survey answering all questions and providing any feedback you might have. The EOC takes your feedback very seriously in considering the safety and preparedness of people on campus.

If you would like more information personally or for your workgroup please contact Shirley Quenga at (253) 833-9111 ext. 2405.

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