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Incident Safety and Emergency Notification Information


Incidents ranging from severe weather conditions to criminal activity can occur at a moments notice. In order to assure your safety and security during an emergency or critical incident, the MCC Public Safety Department would like to share the following programs and procedures that have been designed specifically for response to emergencies and incidents that may occur on campus.

Incident Response

If you are a witness to, or victim of, an incident on campus, the first step is to remove yourself from the incident (danger area) and call Public Safety for help. On the Brighton Campus call x2911, from the residence halls call x3911, from the Brighton Campus parking lots use the blue light emergency telephones, from the Damon City Campus call x1414, or use the emergency telephones located in the hallways and classrooms on the campuses. Clearly and calmly provide all relevant information including persons involved, injuries or illnesses suffered, exact location of incident, and all requested personal information to the Public Safety dispatcher. Remain in a safe location while awaiting the arrival of an officer. Do not respond to, or become involved in an incident where your personal safety and security will be placed at risk.

Provide all information regarding the incident to an officer as soon as possible. Delaying the reporting of information may lead to critical information being forgotten or omitted, thereby lessening the possibility of bringing the incident to an acceptable conclusion. Your identity can remain anonymous by using the MCC Public Safety Silent Witness Tip Line by calling 292-3636 or by completing the on-line incident reporting form. To access the on-line tip form, log on to <<
https://www.monroecc.edu/depts/pstd/>> and follow the Silent Witness link.

Emergency Management Plan

Monroe Community College, in partnership with the Monroe County Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Town of Brighton, has developed an Emergency Operations Plan that would be implemented by college officials in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Management Plan utilizes an “All Hazards” approach that allows MCC to prepare for, prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies that could occur on an MCC campus or in the community at large.

All incidents are managed by using the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Integrated Incident Management System (NIIMS) as outlined by federal and state agencies.

(See <<
https://www.fema.gov/ and https://www.nysemo.state.ny.us/>> ). 

The Public Safety Department strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students to familiarize themselves with the emergency response protocols and general response plan information by logging on to <<
https://www.monroecc.edu/depts/pstd/>> and following the link to “Emergency Planning.”

NY Alert Emergency Notification System

MCC participates in the SUNY NY Alert Notification System. SUNY campuses can use the SUNY NY-ALERT system to send emergency and safety information and protective action messages to students, employees, and others they designate to protect lives and well-being, protect assets and minimize campus disruption. SUNY NY-ALERT is an emergency alert system based on the NY-ALERT system established by the <<
https://www.semo.state.ny.us/PIO/NYAlert.cfm>> New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO).

SUNY NY Alert participants have the option to have emergency information sent to themselves and their designees in the following fashion:

·         3 Telephone Numbers
·         2 E-Mail Addresses
·         1 Fax Number
·         4 Text Message Addresses

Some examples of SUNY NY Alert emergency information messages are:

Bomb Threat - based on intelligence that indicates the threat is credible.
Civil Disturbance - large group disrupting normal campus activities.
Fire - large-scale fire to building(s), wildfires, local community or industry that endangers campus.
Hazardous Material - dangerous material, chemical, biological, nuclear spreading from a contained area.
Major Road Closing/Incident - unanticipated event that would disrupt safe passage to and from campus.
Medical Emergency - pandemic or event with mass casualties.
Personal Safety - situations that include use of weapons, violence, perpetrator(s) at large, active shooter, and hostage situation or missing persons. Any situation, on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the chief administrative officer or designee, constitutes an on-going or continuing threat to person or property.
Suspicious Package - reasonable belief that a package may contain chemical, biological or nuclear substance that would cause harm to persons or property.
Utility Failure - a major disruption or damage to utilities including gas, electrical or water.
Weather - severe weather conditions to include flooding, snow/ice/cold, thunderstorm, wind, tornado or hurricane.

SUNY NY Alert messaging services are provided at no cost. MCC Public Safety strongly encourages all faculty, staff, and students register for SUNY NY Alert Emergency Notification messages by logging on to <<
https://www.monroecc.edu/depts/pstd>> and following the link to the "Sign Up for SUNY NY ALERT NOW” link.


MCC Public Safety is dedicated to the safety and security of all faculty, staff, and students on our campuses. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the above programs or to report an incident, please contact MCC Public Safety by calling x2911 in an event of an emergency or by calling 292-2900 for general information. (Damon City Campus call 262-1414).

Lee Struble
Public Safety
12/03/2008