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Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness

Disasters and major emergencies often occur without warning and create serious risk for the Orange Coast College community.  The purpose of these web pages is to provide information on how the College plans to respond to a disaster or emergency, as well as information on how you should respond to emergencies you may encounter.

Although a number of specific emergency procedures are covered here, it would be impossible to list everything that could possibly go wrong.

  • When confronted with an emergency, remember these general guidelines:
  • Remain as calm as possible.
  • If you are instructed to evacuate a building:
    • Cooperate with emergency personnel.
    • ​Move at least 100 feet away from the building or as far away as possible.
    • Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
    • DO NOT re-enter evacuated buildings until designated officials say it is safe to do so.
  • ​If requested, assist emergency personnel.
  • An emergency command post may be set up near the emergency site. Keep clear of the command post unless you have information to report.
  • The college may not have immediate assistance for up to 72 hours.
  • You should keep emergency supplies in your car and office.