Throughout the next month, the college will be
holding building evacuation drills for all employees, students and guests at
every campus and location. These drills are an important aspect of emergency
preparedness and are a requirement under the Jeanne Clery Act. Everyone who is
on campus at the time of the drill is required to participate.
The exact time of the drills will not be announced in advance, but you can expect them to begin sometime in these ranges:
- 9:15-9:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Livingston County Center
- 12:15-12:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at LCC East
- 10:30-11 a.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Mason Aviation Maintenance Technology Center
- 8:45-9:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at West Campus
- 11:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Downtown Campus
The drills will begin with a public address
announcement, followed by an LCC Emergency Alert (using our RAVE system) to
your email, desk phone and cell phone if you have signed up to receive messages on your cell. The
PA and LCC Emergency Alert messages will clearly indicate the evacuation is
only a drill, and not a real emergency.
When you receive these messages, please proceed out of your building and wait outside, 50-100 feet from the doors, until you receive the “all clear” message. Do not leave campus, and do not clog the building entry and exits. If anyone in your area requires assistance in evacuating, please help them as you are able. Members of the Building Emergency Response Team, or BERT, will be sweeping the buildings and can also help. Faculty who are teaching at the time of the drill are asked to encourage students to leave the building.
A friendly reminder: The drill cannot end until people are out of the buildings. The quicker everyone exits, the quicker the drill will be done.
This will be a building evacuation drill only, not a fire drill. Therefore, elevators will still work and doors will not automatically lock.
Remember, evacuation is one of the five key emergency responses LCC asks all employees to know how to handle. This is a good opportunity for us to practice our response as a college community.