Emergency Response Plan Information
In the Event of a Fire
College buildings are equipped with smoke detectors and fire alarms which are set to provide both visual and audio alarms in the event a fire is detected or a fire alarm pull station is activated. When a fire is detected on campus the following procedures should be followed.
College Administration/College Sheriff
- College Sheriff will institute an emergency response to all fire alarms or reports of fire on campus.
- College Sheriff Communications Officers will be responsible for notification of the LA Fire Department of the need for a response.
- The Campus CAT (Crisis Action Team) will meet to determine the level of evacuation, location of any injured or trapped persons.
- For structure fires or large outdoor fires beyond the ability of the College Sheriff to extinguish the College Sheriff will establish a safety perimeter around the incident and close the area to entry to all unauthorized personnel.
- College Sheriff will transition incident command for any fire response to the LA City Fire Department upon their arrival at the incident. If the fire’s origin is determined to be suspicious the LA City Fire Department Arson Investigation Unit will be the lead investigating agency.
- The College Sheriff will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate level of notifications are made to the College Administration and that the appropriate reports are filed detailing the incident.
Return to Normal Operations
If the incident has resulted in the evacuation of part or all of a campus building(s) then those areas will remain closed until the College determines:
- The area is safe to occupy
- All immediate College Sheriff and rescue activity has been completed.
- Any and all investigations has been completed.
- There is no longer a need to keep the area closed.