In the event of an emergency or disruption such as a bomb threat, hazardous material accident, earthquake, explosion, fallen aircraft, fire, flood, hurricane, nuclear fallout, tidal wave (tsunami), severe windstorm, and other emergencies that may be unique to Kapiolani Community College, one or more of the following actions shall be activated:
- All warnings of significant anticipated emergencies shall be disseminated by the President to Chancellor by use of telephone or messenger service. The alert message must include the extent of dissemination of the warning and/or action to be taken.
- Upon receipt of an ALERT message, the persons notified shall carry out the instructions and report accomplishment to the Chancellor’s Office.
- Classes may be suspended only by the President or his authorized representative, except where immediate action may be necessary, in which case, each Chancellor is authorized to suspend classes.
- Suspension of classes shall be considered as a rapid method of removing students and faculty.
EVACUATE BUILDING AND/OR CAMPUS
- The signal to evacuate any building will be the building fire alarm, by portable fire alarm, and/or word or mouth.
- On hearing the alarm, all persons will leave the building in an orderly manner.
Faculty and staff will evacuate students using entrances, exits and windows furthest from the point of imminent danger.
Faculty and staff will position themselves along hallways and corridors and entrances and exits to permit students to exit in an orderly fashion and to allow emergency personnel to enter buildings and campus without delay.
Instructors with handicapped students in their classes will pay special attention to the needs of these students to ensure their safe evacuation.
Available counselors, administrative staff, security officers, and Auxiliary Services Officer will report to designated parking lots and coordinate orderly movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
- The attached map of the Kapi‘olani Community College designated areas that students and staff can evacuate to (Attachment II).
- Building evacuation is appropriate for, but not limited to:
- Bomb threat
- Hazardous material accident
- Explosion or threat of explosion
- Any occurrence which would make a building uninhabitable
- The warning signal will be the civil Defense ATTACK WARNING signal which may or may not be preceeded by other warnings. The ATTACK WARNING signal is a wailing tone on the Civil Defense siren, rising and falling in tone for a period of three minutes.
- Upon hearing the Civil defense ATTACK WARNING signal, go to a basement area, interior ground floor, or interior hallways of your respective buildings. After blast, go to the nearest fallout shelter.
- In the event of an attack without warning, fall flat and shield your eyes from the flash. After blast, proceed to the nearest fallout shelters.
- For other disasters, proceed as directed by the Chancellor.
Action to Convert the Campus to the following conditions will be accomplished only upon order from the President and/or Governor.
- In the event of extensive property damage from tsunami flood, earthquake, etc., portions of the campus may be used for temporary shelter for homeless persons. The Chancellor will designate buildings to be utilized for shelter after being notified by Civil Defense of the extent of shelter space and other services required.
SPECIFIC EMERGENCY PRODEDURES
The specific emergency procedures are attached (see Attachment III)
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Police Department - 911
Fire Department - 911
Campus Security - 734-9542
Chancellor - 734-9565
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs - 734-9515
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services - 734-9571
Dean of Students - 734-9522
Auxiliary Services Officer - 734-9157
Campus Operator - 734-9000