Welcome to Emergency Preparedness Week! Jan 30 to Feb 5, 2016
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.
Drills are scheduled for this week! Review campus safety plans to find your nearest exit and an alternate. Also, locate the Area of Rescue Assistance if you can't use the stairs and the Rally Point where everyone should gather until the ALL CLEAR is called.
Testing of the ACC Emergency Alert System
A new service provider is being used. So that messages to your phone are displayed as coming from "ACC Emergency Alert" please create or update the entry in your phone's address book with the following contact information: 226787, 67283, 78105, 81437 (enter these "short codes" as individual phone numbers) and firstname.lastname@example.org
(if your phone doesn't receive short codes).
ACC’s Emergency Mobile App
Get ACC’s Emergency Mobile App and emergency procedures in five easy steps.
- Download the free In Case of Crisis - Education App by visiting the Apple app store, Google Play or Amazon for Android.
- Launch the In Case of Crisis App
- Use the "Continue without logging in" option
- Choose "Austin Community College" and select a plan.
- To add another plan, tap the "+" symbol in the upper right corner
Open your newly downloaded plan and begin familiarizing yourself with the features and content.
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
This web site contains 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.