Emergency Preparedness Week

ACC hosts Emergency Preparedness Week during the third week of every semester to educate students, faculty, and staff on the best actions to take if an emergency were to happen on campus. Everyone in the ACC community is responsible for being prepared in an emergency.  Plan for the unexpected so you don't have to think - you react.
 

Welcome to ACC’s Emergency Preparedness Week, September 8 to 12! 

Campus Drills

The drill schedule for this fall is:
Monday: Rio Grande Campus
Tuesday: Pinnacle Campus
Thursday: Hays Campus and Riverside Campus
 
Drill surveys will be posted here when available.  They are also shared by campus listserv and social media.

Testing of the ACC Emergency Alert System 

ACC will test its Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. During the test, you should receive an alert at your ACCmail account and any text-enabled device listed in your ACC Emergency Alert contact information.  Please verify or update your contact information in Online Services so you can participate. Emergency message boards and PA speakers around campus will be activated. A test message will be posted on the ACC web page, Emergency web page, on Facebook and Twitter.
 

Preparedness Tips 

ACC’s Emergency Mobile App

Get ACC’s brand new mobile Emergency Mobile App in three easy steps.

  1. Download the free In Case of Crisis - Education App by visiting the Apple app store, Google Play or Amazon for android.
  2. Launch the In Case of Crisis App.
  3. Click on the “+” symbol in the right hand corner to add the Austin Community College plan.

Open your newly downloaded plan and begin familiarizing yourself with the features and content. It even has a flashlight!

Campus Postings

  • Emergency procedures posters: Posters are located in classrooms and meeting rooms to provide information on different emergency procedures.
  • Campus safety plans: Plans are located near the emergency procedures posters. They show five important pieces of information: building exits, areas of rescue assistance, recommended shelter areas in case of severe weather, outdoor rally point(s) for building evacuations, and the location of automated external defibrillators.
  • Rally point signs: During a building evacuation students and employees should gather at the campus rally point to check in and receive information. Rally points are marked by posted signs and indicated on campus safety plans. Do not attempt to leave the campus while people are meeting at the rally point.

ACC’s Emergency Website

Visit the ACC Emergency website for detailed information about various types of emergencies. It is always being updated with new resources to inform, educate and help prepare students, faculty and staff.  For example, two videos are now available on the Active Shooter page.  Unfortunately, the number of active shooter incidents on campuses nationwide has increased. These videos give straightforward advice on how to survive.

 

Finally, remember: Report suspicious behavior.

For emergencies, call 512-223-7999 or dial 222 from a campus phone. If someone is behaving in a threatening manner, report it to your professor, dean of student services, supervisor, an ACC police officer, or your campus manager. If you need to remain anonymous, please report your concerns to 911.
Thank you for your help in making ACC campuses safe and secure for everyone.