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(Words on Screen: Heartland Community College Campus Safety)
Welcome to Heartland Community College! This video provides information about safety features that ensure your well-being while on campus.
(Action: Camera pans across Heartland Community College Building. Employee dials 911 on a campus phone.)
If you observe any violent crime, have knowledge of an immediate physical threat, or witness a medical emergency, use your cell phone or any campus phone to dial nine-one-one.
(Action: A Safety and Security Services vehicle pulls up to a Heartland Community College building.)
Emergency personnel will be dispatched to the scene immediately.
(Action: Security personnel patrol the hallways and monitor security footage.)
Security personnel patrol campus and monitor cameras at all times. You may contact them using a campus phone by dialing 8300.
(Action: A student presses a button on the Code Blue phone which then connects them to security personnel.)
Emergency Call Stations, also known as Code Blue phones, are available in parking areas. They provide an immediate voice and video connection to Security.
(Action: A security worker helps a student reclaim a lost sweater at the security booth.)
The Security Booth is located on the first floor of the Student Commons Building, just outside the library. Stop there to: report suspicious activity or dangerous campus conditions, file lost or stolen property reports, or reclaim recovered items.
(Action: A student opens the AED wall cabinet.)
Security will also immediately respond to situations requiring an automated external defibrillator, or AED.
(Action: Employee flips through the pages of the Immediate Action Guide.)
Immediate Action Guides are posted in every room and provide instructions for specific campus emergency situations
(Image on Screen: A tornado shelter sign is displayed. Restrooms and interior rooms with no windows are shown.)
Other signage indicates tornado shelter areas. You may also take shelter in restrooms or interior rooms with no windows.
(Image on Screen: A 20 mile-per-hour speed limit sign is shown.)
All traffic laws apply to campus. A twenty mile-per-hour speed limit is enforced.
(Action: Buses drive through the Heartland Community College campus.)
Drivers must yield to pedestrians and slow down for buses or delivery vehicles.
(Image on Screen: A light pole with the letter C is shown. Handicapped and motorcycle parking signage is displayed.)
Parking lots are identified by large letters affixed to light poles. Handicapped and motorcycle parking areas are also marked. Vehicles parked inappropriately are subject to towing.
(Words on screen: “Tobacco and Weapon Free Campus”)
In compliance with state law, Heartland is a tobacco and weapon-free campus.
(Image on Screen: A Heartland Community College website announcement of school closure due to weather is displayed.)
Emergency updates and closure decisions are made at the earliest opportunity.
(Image on Screen: A laptop displays the homepage for the Heartland Community College website.)
The Heartland website and text alerts are your primary sources for emergency alerts and updates. Local television and radio stations as well as HCC’s Facebook and Twitter also carry College closing information.
(Action: A student signs up for the emergency text message service on their cell phone.)
To enroll in the emergency text message service, text “hccalerts” to 292929.
(Image on Screen: A loudspeaker in a Heartland Community College Building is shown.)
Heartland’s Normal campus has loudspeakers in every building to alert you in the event of a campus emergency.
(Action: After hearing the fire alarm sound, a faculty member signals for his art students to evacuate the classroom. Students calmly file out of the classroom towards the stairwell. The area of rescue assistance button located in the stairwell is pressed by a student.)
If a fire alarm is sounded, faculty and staff will accompany you to the nearest exit. During a fire evacuation, you must use the stairs. Areas of Rescue Assistance are located at each stairwell landing. Press the button for an immediate 2-way connection to Security.
(Action: The art class exits and walks a safe distance away from the building.)
Everyone must move at least five hundred feet from affected buildings and remain there until an all-clear is given. Each faculty member is required to account for the students in his or her class, and report missing persons to Security.
(Image on Screen: A laptop displays the Heartland home page.)
For additional information about safety and security at Heartland visit www.heartland.edu.
(Words on Screen: www.heartland.edu)
We hope this information contributes to your positive experience at Heartland Community College.
(Image on Screen: Heartland Community College logo)