BSC Emergency Response Manual
Emergency Text Messaging System
In the event of extreme incidents when the potential for loss of life exists, or during times when all other sources of communications within the campus community are not available, the BSC emergency alert system will be utilized. This system, provided via text messaging, is available to all current students, faculty, and staff at BSC that have opted into the program.
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Quick Reference Section
- Chemical or Radiation Spill/Explosion
- Explosion and/or Aircraft Down (Crash) on Campus
- Civil Disturbance or Demonstrations
- Utility Failure
- Violent or Criminal Behavior
- Medical and First Aid, (Epidemic/Poisoning)
- Psychological Crisis
- Tornado/Severe Weather
- Bomb Threat
- Inclement Weather/Declaration of School Closing
To Report Emergencies Call Campus Police At
- Definitions of an Emergency
- Declaration of a State of Emergency
- Direction and Coordination:Emergency Director
- Campus Emergency Response Team
- Team Member Responsibilities
- Current Team Members and Additional Key Personnel
- Responsibilities for Building Coordinators, House Directors, House Managers
- Evacuation Locations
- On/Off Campus Sources of Assistance and Reporting Emergencies
- Evacuation Procedures
This emergency procedure manual has been designed to provide a contingency plan for the Birmingham-Southern College community in the event of a campus emergency. While the guide does not address every conceivable situation, it does supply the basic guidelines necessary to cope with most campus emergencies.
This manual is the product of research with numerous emergency agencies, as well as colleges and universities throughout the state. Any procedural change(s) or suggestion(s) should be submitted for review to the Emergency Director. Where and when applicable, the "Birmingham-Southern College Emergency Response Manual" should be adhered to by the entire College community.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the Area Code for all phone numbers in this manual is 205.
The basic emergency procedures outlined in this manual are designed to enhance the protection of lives and property through effective use of College and camps community resources. Whenever an emergency affecting the campus reaches proportions that cannot be handled by routine measure, the President, his designee, or Vice President for Administration may declare a state of emergency.
Only authorized persons will speak to the media concerning BSC incidents. Generally, authorization will be coordinated through the Office of Communications. Under no circumstances should an employee of BSC speak to the media unless directed to do so.