Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is 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.
Call Boxes can be used to contact GRCC Police in case of emergency, and are available in many locations around campus.
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.
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.
Shelter in Place
Creating a Shelter in Place converts the potentially affected building into a safe and secured environment to protect students, faculty and staff until the issue is resolved. A Shelter in Place is often used to protect our community when there are natural disasters or emergencies, chemical spills, gas pipeline breaks, heavy storms or criminal activity. Watch this video to learn how you can create a Shelter in Place.
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.