LATTC Sheriff Telephone Numbers For Emergency
In case of an emergency, you should immediately contact the College’s Sheriff’s Office on campus
- Ext 3611 to reach the College Sheriff’s office from any campus phone
- You may also press the extension button marked “EMERGENCY”, on all campus phones.
- Pick up the campus emergency blue telephone station “dial direct” to Sheriff’s Office.
- If you use your cell phone you may dial 213-763-3611 to connect to Sheriff’s office.
- You may call 213-747-0973 to connect you with the College Sheriff from any telephone, even if campus experience phone system outage.
- Call 911 from anywhere.*
*If you call 911 from any phone, you will be connect to outside emergency services, not the College Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency Response Scenarios
This information guide is being disseminated to assist LATTC employees and students in responding to different emergencies that they may confront in the course of their duties or while attending classes. This guide is a summary of the College’s Emergency Response Plan (ERO), a copy of tis Emergency Response Summary Plan (ERSP) is located on the Environmental Health and Safety Website. This guide should be posted in a visible area where it will be immediately available during emergency.
Please become familiar with the contents of this guide In the event of an emergency, it will serve as a quick reference for effective action(s). New employees and students should become familiar with these ERSP as part of the departmental orientation program.
The name of the Safety Representatives and Alternates working within the building should be listed in “SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES / EMERGENCY NUMBERS”.
Goal/Purpose of Lockdown
LOCKDOWN is an emergency situation requiring that occupants be sheltered and secured in place within a building when normal evacuation would put occupants at risk.
The purpose of a lockdown is to minimize accessibility to rooms/buildings on campus to reduce the risk of injury or danger to faculty, staff, students or visitors.
Decision to Lockdown
A lockdown would be implemented when requested by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the President or Vice President in the absence of the President. Under circumstances where a delay in seeking direction from the President or Vice President would result in significant risks to the lives of the College community, lockdown procedures may be initiated immediately by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department on the campus of Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
Incidents Requiring a Lockdown
Person(s) armed with a firearm or weapon on campus property, gunshots directed at or near the College campus, police incidents involving dangerous person(s) that are adjacent to or within a short distance of the campus, intruders, hazardous chemical spills, gas leaks, electrical conditions, or disasters close to the campus. These examples are not absolute but reflect the type of situation that may require a lockdown.
INITIATION OF LOCKDOWN
A lockdown is initiated at the discretion of a law enforcement agency such as the Los Angeles Trade Tech College (LATTC) Sheriff’s staff.
LATTC lockdown Alert Notifications
In the event of a campus lockdown, some of the following communication tools are used to deliver notifications during the incident.
- Text Alert: During a lockdown, students will receive alerts through “NIXLE” (www.nixle.com). Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your campus Sheriff’s Department. Register today by simply texting: “CAMPUSLASD” to 888777.
- LATTC Website: During a lockdown, updates will be posted on the LATTC website (www.lattc.edu).
- TV/Radio Services: The Public Relations department will be responsible to update the media.
- Campus Emergency Notification System: Lockdown information will be broadcast over the campus Emergency Notification System.
- LED Screens/Monitors: In some instances critical information will be placed on video screens throughout campus.
- Broadcast Email: Campus-wide emails are sent to employees and students who have a university email account.
Emergency Lockdown Procedures
- Remain calm. Encourage others to remain calm.
- Immediately cease all activity (i.e., teaching, group work, meetings, etc.)
- Lock or barricade all doors where possible; use furniture or desks as cover.
- If possible, cover any windows or openings that have a direct line of sight into a hallway.
- Shut the blinds or pull the shades down. Turn off the lights and try to give the impression that the room is empty.
- Stay low, away from windows and doors
- Sit on the floor or crouch under or behind desks and bookshelves where possible, so as to be as invisible as possible.
- Immediately put all cell phones on “Vibrate” or “Silent” mode. Calls to the campus Sheriff’s Office should be made only if specific information becomes available regarding the location or conduct of the intruder or if the status of the emergency changes.
- Be as quiet as possible.
- DO NOT respond to anyone at the door until an “all clear” message is received via campus notification systems or if you are certain it is safe to do so (i.e., if Sheriff’s Deputies/Officers are at the door).
- If you are directed by Sheriff’s Department to leave your secured area, assist others in moving as quietly and quickly as possible.
- Do not sound the fire alarm in the building unless there is a fire. People may be placed in harm’s way when they are attempting to evacuate the building. If a fire alarm does go off during a lockdown, do not evacuate unless you smell smoke or see fire in your area.
- If you are outside of a building when a lockdown is announced, if it is safe to do so, run into the nearest building with hands raised above head and palms facing outward and follow the above lockdown instructions. If it is not safe to run into a building, hide behind a large heavy object (i.e., vehicle or tree). Notify the campus Sheriff’s Department of your location when safe to do so. If off-campus, do not return and follow official instructions from campus notification system.
- Be aware of alternate exits if it becomes necessary to flee.
- Individuals should not attempt to leave the building until told to do so by Sheriff Personnel.
Accountability and Recall
All faculty or staff in control of students at the time of the lockdown become responsible for those students at that time. Faculty and staff members are responsible for accounting for students and ensuring that no one leaves the safe area. Students without staff must be directed to the nearest classroom or safe building.
Staff must account for all students in their supervision as well as report who is unaccounted for. This information must be relayed to the Emergency Operations Center or to the campus Sherriff’s office by any means of available.
When the condition causing the lockdown has been eliminated, an “All-clear – Lockdown is over” announcement will be made through the campus emergency notification system.
Communication and Coordination
Communication and coordination will be conducted centrally through the Sheriff’s office or through the Emergency Operation Center.
- DO NOT interfere with the person who creates disturbance or with authorities on the scene.
- If a civil disturbance and/or demonstration becomes unlawful, call the college Sheriff’s Department ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611). To avoid escalating the situation, use a private office to place this call whenever possible.
- Calmly alert all employees in the area to the situation.
- Continue with your normal routine as much as possible. If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows.
- If a threat to a person or property is evident, cease operation and plan to evacuate the area. Lock all doors: secure all files, documents, and equipment
- DO NOT attempt to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in the case of self-protection.
- If safe, stop and take time to get good description of the criminal. Note height, weight, sex, approximate age, clothing method and direction of travel, and his/her name if known. The information is utmost help to the investigation officers. If the criminal is outstanding characteristics.
- Call the College Sheriff’s Department on ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611). Give your name, location and department. Advise dispatcher of the situation and stay on the line until told to do otherwise. If you are safe in your place, remain where you are until contacted by the College Sheriff’s personnel.
It is suggested that the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impairment prepare for emergencies ahead of time by instructing a classmate or instructor on how to assist him/her in case of emergency.
In the event of an emergency, persons in wheelchairs and other disabled individuals should observe the following evacuation procedures:
- Flash light on and off to alert deaf or hard of hearing persons. Write notes to explain what is happening.
- All persons should move toward the nearest exit.
- As a first choice, the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impairment may use building elevators, but never in case of fire or earthquake.
- As a second choice, when a wheelchair occupant or other person with mobility impairment reaches an obstruction such as a staircase he/she should request assistance from others in the area.
- If assistance is not immediately available, the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impairment should stay in the exit corridor or the stairway or landing. He/She should continue to call for help until rescued. Persons who cannot speak loudly should carry a whistle or have other means of attracting the attention of others.
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- If chemicals come in contact with your skin, immediately flush the affected area with clear water. You may use the emergency shower or eye wash if available.
- Call the Sheriff’s Department on ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611) and Safety Officer ext. 3632. Give your name and location of fire. Do not hang up until dispatcher tells you to do so.
- If a chemical fire occurs:
- Upon discovering a chemical fire, close windows and doors where the fire is located and immediately sound the building alarm.
- Call the Sheriff’s Department on ext. 3611 and Safety Officer ext. 3632
- If the spill is large, very smoky, or rapidly spreading, evacuate the building immediately. The alarm may not sound continuously. If the alarm stops, continue to evacuate. Warn others who may enter the buildings after the alarm stops.
- Walk; do not run, to the nearest exit.
- When fire alarms sound, do not use elevators. An elevator may become inoperative and a trap. Give assistance to (help carry, if necessary) all disabled persons in using the stairs.
- Evacuate to a distance of at least 500 feet from the building and stay out of the way of emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.
Notify emergency personnel on the scene if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the building.
- Before a fire situation arises:
- Know the location of the extinguisher in your area, as well as how to use it.
- Become familiar with the emergency exit plan for your department. Emergency evacuation map is posted in each floor next to elevator.
- Upon discovering a fire:
- Close the door to the room where the fire is located. Immediately sound the building fire alarm.
- Call the College Sheriff’s Office at ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611) and Safety Officer ext. 3632. Give your name, department, and location of fire. Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so.
- If the fire is small, you may wish to fight it with a fire extinguisher or building fire hose.
- If the fire is large, very smoky, or rapid-spreading, evacuate the building immediately. Inform others in the building who may not have responded to the alarm to evacuate immediately. The alarm may not sound continuously. If the alarm stops, continue to evacuate. Warn others who may enter the building after the alarm stops.
- Walk; do not run, to the nearest exit.
- When fire alarms sound, do not use elevators. Elevators may become inoperative and trap individuals. Give assistance to (help carry, if necessary) all disabled persons in using the stairs.
- Evacuate to a distance of at least 500 feet from the building and stay out of the way of emergency personnel. Do not return to the building until instructed to do so by emergency personnel and/or the safe to return fire alarm sound.
- Notify emergency personnel on the scene if you suspect someone may be trapped inside the building
LATTC-SHERIFF TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR EMERGENCY
In case of an emergency, you should immediately contact the College’s Sherriff’s Office on campus. The College Sheriff Department is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day, to respond to an emergency that may occur.
Dial Ext. 3611 or 911 to reach the College Sheriff’s office from any campus phone.
- You may also press the extension button marked “EMERGENCY”, on all campus phones
- If you are using the campus emergency yellow telephone station press emergency button to connect you direct to College Sheriff’s Office
- If you are using campus pay phone, you may dial *80 to reach the College Sheriff’s office.
- If you use your cell phone you may dial (213)763-3611 to connect to the College Sheriff’s Office
Please note: If you dial 911 from your cell phone or pay phone on campus, it will not connect directly to the College Sheriff’s, but it will connect to outside emergency services.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
In case of health and safety including environmental issues, immediately contact the Environmental Health and Safety at Ext 3632 or (213)763-3632
In case of maintenance, operating systems and custodial services, immediately contact Physical Plant at Ext 3612 or (213)763-3612
Utility failure can occur at any time. The most common utility failure experienced at the college are electrical power outages which are usually brief and generally do not disrupt activities for more than a few moments at any given time. In the event of a major or potential danger to members of the college community, all or part of the college will be closed. Employees are not to leave the campus until authorized to do so by the college president or designee.
- Electrical/light failure: most campus buildings are equipped with emergency light systems designed to provide enough illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. In the event of electrical failure, call physical plant ext. 3612. Give your name, location and advise the person answering the phone of the situation. If you are in an unlighted area, proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lights or evacuate the building. Provide assistance to students, visitors, and staff in your immediate area including impaired person.
- Elevator failure: all elevators are equipped with emergency alarms. Stay calm. Use the intercom telephone or emergency button. College personnel will be dispatched to the elevator for assistance.
- Plumbing failure/flooding: cease using all electrical equipment, vacate the area, and call physical plant ext. 3612
- Steam line failure: vacate the area and call physical plant ext. 3612
- Ventilation: if smoke or burning smells come from the ventilation system, vacate the area immediately and call physical plant ext. 3612
- Telephone system failure: should a telephone instrument become inoperable during the course of a routine work day, send a work request to communications service. Should college telephones become inoperable during an emergency situation such as that associated with an earthquake, a runner-communication has been established. When dispatching a runner, the primary point of contact should be the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) C-105 in C-Building (or another area as directed by the president or designee)
- Bomb threats are usually received by telephone.
- The person receiving a bomb threat should remain calm and attempt to obtain as much information as possible from the caller by using the “TELEPHONE THREAT” listed below.
- Call the Sheriff’s Department ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611). Give your name, location and telephone number. Inform the dispatched of the situation including any information you may have as to the location of the bomb, time it is set to explode, and time when you received the call.
- Inform your supervisor and/or department head
- Suspicious Object or Package
In the event a suspicious object or potential bomb is observed on campus, do not handle the object. Immediately clear the are and call the College Sheriff’s Office at ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611).
- Evacuation of the area
- If instructed to evacuate, move a safe distance away from the building.
- If inclement weather conditions exist, move to another building a safe distance away.
- Do not return to an evacuated building unless instructed to do so by emergency personnel>
- ATTEMPT TO KEEP THE CALLER TALKING IN ORDER TO GET THE FOLLOWING:
- When will the device explode?
- Where is it located?
- What does the device look like?
- What kind of incendiary device is the bomb?
- Did the caller place the device?
- Why did the caller place the device?
- ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE AND RECORD THE FOLLOWING:
- Caller’s speech pattern or accent
- Background noises, caller’s name, or address from which the call is being made
- Caller’s age and sex
- Caller’s emotional state
- Date and time of call
- IMMEDIATELY CONTACT COLLEGE SERIFF EXT 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611).
- During the earthquake:
- Stay calm and try to calm and reassure others.
- If indoors, stay indoors. Seek refuge under a sturdy desk or table. Drop to knees, clasp both hands behind neck, bury face in arms, and make the body as small as possible. Close eyes and cover ears with forearms.
- If outdoors, get into an open area away from tree, building, walls, and power lines.
- Stay away from windows, shelves, heavy objects or anything that can fall.
- Do not rush for exit. Stairways may be broken and walkways may be jammed with people.
- Do not use the elevators as the power may go off.
After an earthquake, an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is established in C-105 in C-Building (or another area as directed by the president or designee) should damage occur, all or part of the college may be closed.
- After the earthquake:
- Evacuate building if the earthquake seemed serious enough to cause structural damage by moving quickly to the evacuation point shown on the emergency Exit Plan posted at the main entrance of building.
- Expect aftershocks. Move carefully and use extreme caution when moving around damaged building because aftershocks can cause further damage.
- Check for injuries, trapped persons and disabled persons in your vicinity.
- Check for fires. If you can, extinguish with a fire extinguisher. If not, leave the area and call the College Sheriff’s Office at ext. 3611 (from your mobile phone dial (213)763-3611).
- Clean up spilled chemicals or other potentially harmful materials, or contact Safety Officer ext. 3632.
- Do not use electrical equipment, turn electrical switches off.
- Do not use telephones unless an emergency requires it.
- Check closets and storage shelf areas. Open doors carefully and watch for falling objects.
- Listen for damage reports and evacuation information. Do not spread any rumors.
- Do not return to an evacuated buildings until instructed to do so by emergency personnel.