Campus Safety Programs and Activities
The Great Concordia ShakeOut
On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Concordia will be holding a campus-wide earthquake response exercise. Every year, schools and businesses across California participate in the Great California Shakeout to practice earthquake response and to test campus emergency procedures. This is an opportunity for us to practice and assess the evacuation element of our plan; however, we need your help. At 10:17 AM on October, we would like all faculty, staff, and students to practice “drop, cover, hold on” and then to evacuate to the assembly area. Here’s how it will work:
- Step 1 – At 10:17 AM, drop to the ground; find cover (if there is no large table or desk, use a chair to protect your head); and hold on to the desk/table/chair. Hold your position for 20 seconds. You’ll receive a reminder before 10:17 AM to begin the exercise through our mass notification system.
- Step 2 – Once 20 seconds have passed, please evacuate the building and go to the assembly area for your building. Remember to stand a safe distance from the building (distance should equal the height of the building or more). For a map of all campus evacuation assembly areas, please click here - Build Evac Assembly Map-1.
- Step 3 – Remain in the assembly area until Campus Safety gives the all-clear indicating that the exercise is over. Building captains and others responsible for evacuation will be conducting a quick debriefing while waiting for the all-clear.
We will request your safety status through our mass notification system, Titan HST. You’ll receive this request through the Titan HST app on your phone (if you installed it) or through text message. Please respond to the status request indicating that you are safe once you are in the assembly area.
We anticipate that the exercise will take about 15 minutes from start to finish, and we will have additional Campus Safety personnel to help facilitate. This year, we will not be conducting the exercise in the residence halls and will be focusing on the offices, classrooms, and other campus buildings.
For question regarding the Concordia ShakeOut, please contact:
- Steven Rodriguez, Associate Director of Campus Safety – 949-214-3003 – email@example.com
For more information about the Great California ShakeOut (statewide program), please visit www.shakeout.org.
Violent Intruder Response Webinar
The Concordia University Irvine Department of Campus Safety, in partnership with the Human Resources Office and Alamom Consulting, put together an Active Shooter Awareness and Response Webinar in Fall 2017. This training is an important component in helping us prepare for any developing emergency. Active Shooter incidents have grown at an alarming rate since 2000. A 2015 FBI study showed that 24 % of active shooter incidents have occurred at an educational facility and 7.5% occurred at a college or university. This reality tells us that we must be prepared to mitigate and respond to such an incident. We encourage you to view the video and learn the basic principles of how we can protect ourselves and help others during an Active Shooter incident.