Safety Evacuation Plan

Safety Evacuation Plan

Safety and Evacuation Plan

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Quick Reference Guide

Any safety, maintenance, or evacuation related issue occurring after the close of business should immediately be routed to Campus Security at (903) 730-4890 ext. 2775. It is recommended that the number for Campus Security be placed in all cell phones. Do not attempt to address an emergency situation on your own, as it may result in harm to you or others.

For emergencies, call the following:

On Campus
Campus Security Department: (903) 730-4890 ext. 2775 (ext. 2775 from campus phone)
Off Campus
Ambulance/EMS 911 Champions EMS (Hawkins) Les Bentley, Station Cpt.(903) 431-3127 (Company Cell)(
American Red Cross Tammy Prater (903) 581-7981 (Disaster Hotline Number)
Emergency Management Coordinator For Wood County Randy Selman(903) 569-7327
FEMA Medical Reserve Corp. for Natural Disasters Paula Thomas (903) 769-0284
Fire 903) 769-2801
Highway Patrol
Mayor Howard Coquat (903) 769-2224 (Office)
Police 911
Hawkins Police Ron Voda (903) 769 -3628
Poison Control Center 1 800-222-1222
Campus Security (903) 730-4890 ext. 2775
Wood County Sheriff Jim Brown (903) 763-2201
Sunoco Pipeline L. P. West Texas Gulf Pipeline Company 24-Hour Emergency (1-800-592-4597) Longview, TX (903) 297-1311

JCC Color Code Emergency System

An emergency is an event, actual or imminent, which endangers or threatens to endanger health and safety, property or the environment. Emergencies include natural events such as earthquake, flood and wind-storms, fires, explosions, road accidents, plague or epidemic, acts of war, hi-jacks, siege or riot, and disruption to essential services.

Emergencies by nature have no defined pattern or preferred location. Generally their onset is sudden and unforeseen. This can make the process of trying to identify what constitutes an emergency difficult.

To identify an emergency, they have been grouped into categories. Jarvis Christian College specifies color codes for these categories of emergencies for instant recognition. Publications and emergency procedure guides should use these color codes to help people instantly recognize the category of emergency.

Color Code Emergency Categories


A fire in the College is an emergency which causes the greatest concern for staff and students. If all staff accepts that fire prevention is their responsibility, the potential for fires can be greatly reduced and the severity of any fire that does start will be minimized.

Any person discovering a fire should:

    • Activate the nearest fire alarm switch.
    • Rescue any person in immediate danger, if it is safe to do so.
    • Isolate the fire (close doors), alert other people in the immediate area.
    • Contact Security on extension Ext. 2775 or (903)769-5775 giving the following details:
  • Location of fire (building name and floor)
  • Extent of fire (or nature of incident)
  • Are there any injured persons (e.g. is an ambulance or medical assistance require
  • Name of person reporting the fire or incident. This call should be reported to the Building Coordinator.
  • Fight fire if safe to do so.
  • Take direction from the Building Coordinator.

Building Evacuations

Procedures are required for all College buildings to ensure rapid response to emergencies which may need evacuation. OSHA, Federal, and State Safety Agencies require that employers ensure that the means of access to and exiting from the workplace are safe and without risks to health.

Why do we Evacuate?

  • To move people from possible danger to safety.
  • A situation exists in the building that cannot be contained.
  • Emergency Services require the building or area to be cleared.
  • The emergency may escalate quickly and without warning.

Typical Triggers for an Evacuation

  • Fire alarms
  • Power failures
  • Biological hazards
  • Chemical spills
  • Bomb or substance threats
  • Structure collapse
  • Gas leaks
  • Water leaks
  • External hazard affecting the building

Campus Evacuations

The following areas are designated for Campus Evacuation in event of an emergency evacuation order.

  • East Point – Golf Course area east of the Baseball Field
  • West Point – Area west of the Day Care Center
  • South Point – Area south of the Heritage House
  • North Point – Area north of the West Meyers Parking Lot

Building Evacuation Coordinators

Building Building Coordinator(s) Extension/Phone Number
Alumni Heritage House Autry Acrey 2451
Barton-Zeppa Maintenance Building Will Sandifer
Cournet Blanton
Charles A. Meyer Science and Mathematics Center Isaac Adeeko
LaJuana Vaughn
Eric Hollman
Charles and Sarah Berry Student/Parent Housing Complex Rosalind Tennyson 2255
Emma B. Smith Administration Building Dexter Odom
Charles Hanks
E. W. Rand Health Center Elissia Burwell
Angela Lawson
Faculty/Staff Apartments Dexter Odom
Winifred Washington
Ida Van Zandt Student Center Cory Gipson
Al Baker (Gourmet Foods)
J.N. Ervin Religion and Culture Center Olin Fregia 2620
People-Dickson Building Phillip Farmer
Janice Toliver-King
Men’s Residence Halls O.L. Osband
Kenneth Reynolds
Jon Anderson
Olin Library and Communications Center Rodney Atkins
Earl Taylor
President’s Residence Campus Security 2775
Women’s Residence Halls Rosalind Tennyson
Melanie Woolfolk
Ericka Nelson
Sonia Henson
Community & Technology Building Quintin Latin 3606
Sebetha Jenkins Living & Learning Center (LLC) William Hampton 2252
Security Information Center Campus Security 2775
(903) 730-4890 ext. 2775
Student Success Services Building Derek Hollman 2270

Description: Code Yellow - Internal EmergencyInternal Emergency

This section deals with emergency situations that can arise due to certain building systems failures, structural concerns and or services failures. Such incidents can cause major disruption and inconvenience to the College which in turn can lead to greater risk to the welfare of both staff and students alike.

Emergency Action

  • Quickly assess the situation
  • Raise the alarm & notify your Security
  • Evacuate (if necessary)
  • Assist and guide other people
  • Take care not to move people from safety to danger!
  • Administer first aid if needed
  • Liaise with emergency services and College staff

Description: Code Blue - Medical EmergencyMedical Emergency

The range of medical emergencies can be vast and diverse and can include heart attack and failure, airway blockage, epileptic fits or seizures, lacerations and other types of serious injury. Each type of incident will present varying conditions and behaviors.

Remember to always make a thorough assessment of the situation you are presented with and seek to deal with it calmly and effectively. A clear and rational approach will help allay fear and provide you with a frame of mind that will enable you to deal adequately with the emergency.


  • Move injured person away from danger if safe to do so.
  • Call for Security at Ext. 2775 or (903) 730-4890 x2775. In the Residence Hall call for the Residence Hall Manager. State the location clearly. Have someone from the Security meet the Ambulance Paramedics at the front gates and outside the building.
  • Security staff should be trained in first aid and should be able to assist.

Description: Code Brown - External EmergencyExternal Emergency

Code Brown is very similar to a code yellow emergency but located off campus. A code brown tells us that the offsite emergency may/will impact our campus in some way. Here are some examples of a code brown type emergency:

  • Aircraft crash
  • Truck crashing into a building
  • Fire and smoke (car fires, burning tires, other buildings, bushfire, earthquake, tornado, etc.)
  • Dangerous gas clouds
  • Terrorism incident
  • Dangerous or aggressive people
  • Earthquake

Emergency Action

  • Assess the situation;
  • Raise the alarm by contacting Security on Ext. 2775 or (903) 730-4890 x2775;
  • Explain what sort of emergency it is and how it will affect us;
  • Follow instructions given by Security or Essential Personnel;
  • Follow the standard procedures for that type of emergency.

Bomb or Substance Threats

The procedures used have been developed on the assumption that all threats will be treated as genuine until investigation proves otherwise. The aim of these procedures is twofold:

  • To take all practical steps to safeguard life,
  • To ensure that unnecessary actions are not taken which may put at risk the students and staff that we are attempting to safeguard.

Although in most instances the threat made will be a hoax, usually by telephone, there is always the very real possibility that it may not be. Hoax calls are generally made by a person who remains anonymous and is making such calls for personal gain and satisfaction knowing that such calls can cause major disruption and inconvenience. Faculty, Department Heads, together with Administration would be targets to receive such calls. The person who notifies of a real threat will generally provide much more detail, possibly including identification to ensure that the threat is taken seriously.

Procedures listed in this section are general rules but because of the potential harm to the College and its occupants, all threats must be taken very seriously and the procedures strictly adhered to. Built into such procedures will be the minimization of media publicity as this type of exposure to such threats tends to increase their frequency.

Bomb threats may be in one of the following forms:

  • Written threat
  • Telephone threat
  • Doubtful or Suspect Article

Personal Threat

Code Black personal threat encompasses a number of areas all of which will display numerous variables and characteristics.

This code can be categorized into:

  • Confrontation with an armed person
  • Confrontation with an unarmed person
  • Armed Hold-Up
  • Assault / Physical Injury
  • Threatening the life of others or oneself
  • Hostage / Kidnap scenarios

Due to the inherent nature of Code Black type emergencies, i.e. dealing with people, it is always difficult to expect or plan for certain outcomes. It is the volatility of human nature and emotion that ultimately dictates the way in which this type of emergency will play out.

To cater for these characteristics, Code Black emergency procedures must be clear and concise and allow for built in improvisation and flexibility when the situation requires. Commonsense and clear thinking are paramount considerations and such factors must always be considered when following the guidelines during this type of response.

It is imperative to remember that the welfare and safety of all could be seriously breached during such an incident. Do not act in such a manner that may exacerbate the threat or cause it become a catalyst for life threatening outcomes. Be responsible and understanding whilst never compromising the safety to yourself and the others around you.

Any staff or students witnessing a Code Black situation should always alert Security on Ext. 2775 or (903) 730-4890 ext. 2775 and advise accordingly.

Emergency Action

In the event of being confronted by an aggressive or potentially violent person:

  • Try to remain calm.
  • Alert supervisor.
  • Be firm but polite with the person and let them know that their behavior is not acceptable.
  • If the behavior of the person is such that outside intervention is required, contact or arrange to have contacted Security on Ext. 2775 or (903) 730-4890 x2775.
  • You should not feel obliged to rectify the situation on your own. The Security staff is trained to handle these situations.
  • Abusive phone calls: hang up the phone and notify your supervisor. If calls persist, contact the Assistant Vice President for Student Services.


There will be a designated siren alert sound/signal to each type of emergency listed below:


Lock in Place


All Clear


The Timely Warning Policy is a Federal requirement under the Jeanne Clery Act that is provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes that may represent a threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness.

The Campus Crime Alert (“Alert”) is provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes that may represent a threat to the campus community and to heighten safety awareness. The Alert also seeks information that may lead to arrest and conviction of the offender when crimes against persons or crimes against property have been reported.

The Dean of Students is responsible for issuing a Campus Crime Alert when a crime is reported to or brought to the attention of the Campus authorities and that crime represents a serious or on-going threat to the safety of members of the campus community. Information for Alerts also comes from other law enforcement agencies.

Every attempt will be made to distribute the Alert promptly; however, the release is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident. Alerts are created and distributed by the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Security or his/her designee with the assistance of Telecommunications and/or Communications. The President of the College will be notified.

Timely Warning Procedure

The Dean of Students or his/her designee and Campus Security will prepare a Campus Crime Alert whenever a report is received of a violent crime against a person or a substantial crime against property on campus that represents a serious or on-going threat to the safety of students, faculty, and staff. Alerts are assigned the same number as the corresponding Campus Security report and provide details of the crime, a description of the suspect (if known), information on whom to contact with information, and safety tips.

Campus Crime Alerts will be emailed as quickly as possible to faculty, staff, and students, distributed throughout the campus, provided to campus media, posted on the Jarvis Christian College website, and, if appropriate, posted in off-campus areas frequented by students.

Whenever the Wood County Sherriff’s Department issues a news release about an off-campus crime that represents a serious or on-going threat to the safety of students, faculty, and staff, the College will assist in publicizing the crime on campus.

Campus Crime Alerts typically include the following information:

  • A succinct statement of the incident.
  • Any connection to previous incidents.
  • Physical description and/or composite drawing of the suspect, if appropriate.
  • Date and time the Alert was released.
  • Other relevant and important information.
  • Appropriate safety tips.

Jarvis Emergency Alert System (Emergency Text Messaging System)

Jarvis Christian College provides emergency notification services to the college community via email and cell phone text messages. The Jarvis Emergency Alert System is available to students, faculty, and staff. To receive text message notification, individuals must send an email with name, employee/student ID#, cell phone number, and name of phone service provider to Help Desk ( with Jarvis Emergency Alert System in the subject line.

Messages may be used for situations that pose immediate danger or the closing of the entire campus. Messages about Campus Crime Alerts generally will not be sent unless it is decided there is an imminent threat of danger. This notification service is provided in addition to existing emergency reporting procedures and does not replace or eliminate any emergency notification system.

Revised: February 7, 2014


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