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Police & Safety Resources

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a device about the size of a laptop computer that analyzes the heart's rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. These are located around campus for emergency use.

Active Shooter Response

An active shooter attack can happen anywhere, regardless of historical safety record. In our video on Active Shooter Response, we discuss an responses to an active shooter attack, including the warning signs of an at-risk person planning an attack,  the nature of the attack, and what you can do to survive.

Critical Incident Management Plan

A crisis or emergency can happen suddenly, creating a situation where day-to-day response and support activities are overwhelmed. During crises, the College implements special processes to address the needs of emergency response operations and recovery management. To address this need, Grand Rapids Community College has established this all-hazards Critical Incident Management Plan (CIMP) as a framework to manage the immediate actions and operations required to respond to an emergency, including initial recovery activities and responsibilities.

Emergency Call Boxes & Code Blue Emergency Pedestals

Emergency Call Boxes & Code Blue Emergency Pedestals can be used to contact GRCC Police in case of emergency, and are available in many locations around the main Grand Rapids campus.

Fire Drills

There are many documents throughout campus and in classrooms that outline what to do in case of a fire evacuation or drill. Watch this video for more information on fire evacuation and emergency response information.

First Aid Kits

There are several First Aid Kits on campus maintained by the police department. These kits contain at a minimum: band-aids, gauze pads, gauze rolls, cold packs, alcohol swabs and anti-biotic cream.

Severe Weather

Inclement Weather Policy: A process is in place at the College to determine if GRCC should close due to inclement weather. If classes are canceled, the media will be notified per the policy available at the aforementioned link.

Tornado Evacuation Procedures

In the case of a tornado incident, the goal of Grand Rapids Community College employees is to minimize physical injury and increase the possibility of survival.  By familiarizing ourselves and our students with the Tornado Evacuation Procedures, we can meet this goal.