In the event of a major
utility failure occurring during regular working hours immediately notify
Facilities at campus extension 3227 or Campus Safety at campus extension 3229.
If there is potential
danger to building occupants, or if the utility failure occurs after hours, on
weekends or on holidays, notify Campus Safety at (661) 510-3882.
If an emergency exists,
activate the building alarm (see Alarms Section). CAUTION: THE BUILDING ALARM
MAY NOT FUNCTION in that case report the emergency by calling 9-1-1 for the Fire
Department and Campus Safety at (661) 510-3882 and note the alarm failure.
Buildings should be
evacuated when an alarm sounds continuously or when an emergency is known to
challenged persons to exit the building. Remember that elevators are reserved
for disabled persons use during emergencies. Do not use elevators in case of
fire. Stay calm, do not panic.
Once outside, proceed to
your designated evacuation assembly area (refer to Evacuation Section) and
remain until an “all clear” signal is given. It is important to keep streets,
fire lanes, hydrant and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and first
If requested, assist
emergency crews as necessary; otherwise stay clear.
Do not return to an
evacuated building until it has been established safe by a College official.
Supervisors and individual departments should have flashlights and portable
radios available for emergencies since campus building lighting may not provide
sufficient illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting in emergency
If you are trapped in the elevator, use the emergency telephone. This phone
will automatically dial “7”, the emergency phone at the Switchboard. If the
elevator telephone is not working, turn on the emergency alarm located on the
elevator control panel to signal for help.
Cease using all electrical equipment. Notify Maintenance Department or Campus
Safety at campus extension 3229. If necessary, vacate the area.
Cease all operations. Do not switch on lights or any electrical equipment.
Remember, electrical arcing may trigger an explosion. During operational hours,
contact Maintenance at campus extension 3227; during non-operational hours
contact Campus Safety at campus extension 3229.
If smoke or other strong odors come from the ventilation system, immediately
notify Campus Safety at campus extension 3229. Cease all operations and
evacuate the area.
NOTE: In case the campus phone system becomes inoperable, you may be able to
use dedicated PHONE lines, such as fax lines or cell phones.
CAMPUS SAFETY STAFF DUTIES DURING POWER FAILURES
Security staff duties in
chronological order in the event of a power failure are as follows:
- Immediately notify
the alarm company.
- If no Maintenance
personnel are on campus at the time, contact the Director of Maintenance and
he will contact the staff at home from the employee list and request that
they come into work to bring the buildings back up when power is restored.
(One or two maintenance staff is usually sufficient.)
- Leave appropriate
messages on the voice mail system for urgent page of both computer
departments (Tech Center and Computer Center) and the Public Information
- Check all elevators
to make sure no one is trapped inside.
- Reset building
alarms. You may have to wait for power restoration.
- Assist maintenance
with other duties as needed.
Contact Sue Bozman at (818) 292-0801 or (661) 269-0333
John McElwain at (661) 254-1606 or (661) 433-5584.
handle communication to staff and the media.
Contact Diane Stewart at (661) 297-5462
She can notify parents of
children attending the Family Studies Childcare Center before they
Contact Jim Temple at
Call campus extension 4953 and mark the message urgent and this will page his on-duty
staff for Computer Support.
MIS / IT
Contact Mike Brezina at campus extension 3314 or call him at home on his cell
at (661) 309-3844 for MIS/IT department notification.
Vaccines need to be kept between 35 and 46 degrees at all times. The vaccines
are stored in a plastic bucket in the refrigerator in the Health
Center. If staff is not available to remove vaccines, someone will need to take the vaccinations home and store them
in their refrigerator (if they have power).
There is a salt-water aquarium in Biology managed by Janet Cetrone. She needs
to change the water or rent a generator if a power outage is expected to
last a long time. The Maintenance Supervisor will be in
communication with Janet.
Staff needs to have gas reset after power is restored; also the outlets don’t
always work after power is restored. This is the responsibility of
In the event of a
disaster in which major structural damage is sustained, it is advisable to turn
off all campus utilities. Electricity and natural gas are of primary concern.
NOTE: The Logistics Chief will direct qualified staff to handle utility
shutdown procedures wherever possible.
Bunker East of PE-Building, near access road between Practice Field and
east end of PE.
Spanner on wall
Gas valve is painted red
Bunker on West Road between Softball and Baseball Fields by parking lot
Shut down switch gear on left side as you enter bunker
Just east of West Road, approx. 200 ft. Plate located on sidewalk by
Screwdriver or pry bar.
Turn “T” handle clockwise until tight
(total of 10)
1. North Plant
2. Bonelli-Bldg roof
3. South Plant
4. Student Center
Check controls and condition of units
LIQUID STORAGE DRUMS
Facilities, south side of building
Check to see that containers are in proper position