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ERIC Number: EJ844192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Safety Systems
Halligan, Tom
Community College Journal, v79 n6 p16-18 Jun-Jul 2009
Colleges across the country are rising to the task by implementing safety programs, response strategies, and technologies intended to create a secure environment for teachers and students. Whether it is preparing and responding to a natural disaster, health emergency, or act of violence, more schools are making campus safety a top priority. At Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) in Louisiana, among others, Chancellor Myrtle Dorsey has initiated a culture of safety. Because the college has to plan for tornadoes and hurricanes, Dorsey and her crisis communications team have adopted a strategy that addresses a range of potential emergency situations. The college also has integrated text-messaging alert notification and public address systems that can be programmed to notify faculty and students campuswide or inspecific locations. Emergency procedures are posted in every room on campus, detailing measures to be taken during unforeseen events, such as bomb threats, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana