Active Shooter — Spring 2015 Emergency Drill
For the spring 2015 emergency drill, Cypress College is conducting an active shooter scenario. For the exercise, students and employees will be asked to shelter in place, watch an educational video, and discuss this potential threat. Best practices suggest that it’s imperative for students to hear this information from their instructors.
Your sincere efforts help prepare the Cypress College community to be ready for future incidents. While no amount of preparedness can ensure a successful outcome in an emergency situation, not taking these steps almost certainly guarantees failure. Not only is emergency preparation our responsibility, but it is also statutorily mandated.
Shots Fired on Campus Video
As part of the drill, the campus will watch “Shots Fired on Campus.” This resource is produced by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety, a company known as the leader in workplace violence training and active shooter situations.
- Windows — http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Video/2015-spring-drill.wmv
- QuickTime/iTunes — http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Video/2015-spring-drill.mp4 (smaller file, quicker load time)
- QuickTime/iTunes — http://news.cypresscollege.edu/Video/2015-spring-drill.m4v
(larger file, higher quality)
- Cypress College’s Active Shooter Drill Participation Information and Talking Points for Faculty
- “Active Shooter How to Respond” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Pocket Card: “Active Shooter How to Respond” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (also available on campus in print in various service locations, including the Welcome Center on the first floor of the Student Center Building)
- Orange County Department of Education Emergency Preparedness Information
- Disaster Service Worker Information from OC Department of Education [View]
- How to sign up for emergency text notifications
Text Alert Notifications
Students are encouraged to utilize MyGateway to update their personal information for text alert messaging in the event of an emergency. Students must provide their personal information in myGateway to receive these text notifications.
Follow these steps (or download a pdf guide) to verify that your cell phone and email address are entered and current:
- Sign into MyGateway.
- Go to the “Personal Information” channel under the “Student” tab.
- Click on the item “Set Text Message Alert Preferences.”
- When clicking on “Set Text Message Alert Preferences,” the next screen will allow you to enter your cell phone information, the cellular service provider, the level of messages you wish to receive and the campus or campuses you want to be notified about.
- After entering your information, click on the “Submit” button.
Follow Us on Twitter
During the past couple of years, our experience has proven Twitter to be a reliable method of emergency communication. In addition to asking you to sign up for text messages (see above), please help out by signing up to follow the college on Twitter. You can do so by visiting http://twitter.com/CypressCollege and clicking on the “follow” button.