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emergency survival


What We Do

Today we are forced to prepare for situations that years ago we never could have anticipated happening. We recognize the important role that immediate communication plays in safety and have selected AlertU that will allow us to keep students, faculty and staff informed by text message alert. To properly implement this service, it is important that we have up-to-date contact information for all students, staff and faculty. If you have not yet done so, please text "SBCC" to 55155 to sign up.

The college has also implemented the Blazecast Notification System to communicate directly with all classrooms.  The system can be used to notify entire student populations, faculty and staff members of school closure and contingency plans due to unforeseen incidents. It's crucial that we are able to notify students, staff and faculty quickly in time-sensitive situations because up-to-date communication helps minimize the spread of misinformation, restore order and provide direction.

Campus Security is the primary responder to most emergencies on campus.  The majority of the emergencies that take place on campus are medical which security coordinates with Fire & Ambulance.  Santa Barbara Police will respond to all violent incidents including an active shooter on campus.  If 911 is called regarding a medical, dangerous or violent emergency it is important to call Campus Security Emergency, X2400 from a campus phone or (805) 730-4200.  Campus Security will help direct emergency responders to the location of the incident.  The college holds the safety and well-being of its students, staff and visitors in the highest regard.  We encourage everyone to contact Campus Security if you witness any suspicious activity or have any safety concerns while on campus.   


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