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Remain calm and call campus safety at extension 8611 or (626) 914-8611. Campus safety has direct access to local first responders who are familiar with the campus and its layout. If it is a life or death situation, please call 9-1-1.

Campus safety or 9-1-1 may also be called from the campus safety mobile app, Citrus Guardian. Click here for additional information about the Citrus Guardian app.

Assess the condition of people and any building damage in your immediate area.

Be prepared to report that information to your building's emergency information officer (EIO) or to an emergency responder. Attached for your information is a listing of each building and the assigned EIO.

Know the location of the emergency exits in the building where your office is located and any other buildings you frequent.

When ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. Do not return to the building until you receive re-entry permission from campus safety, the building EIO, or a Citrus Alert.


An "active shooter" is an individual actively engaged in shooting or attempting to shoot people in a populated area. Recent active shooter incidents have emphasized the need for a coordinated response by all.

Remain calm. Have a plan. Be aware of your environment, and know the possible escape routes and safe rooms. You will have three options: run, hide, or fight.

RUN: If you believe you can safely do so, exit the building immediately, move far away and seek shelter.

Notify anyone you may encounter to also exit the building.

As soon as possible, call 9-1-1 and campus safety at (626) 914-8611, or extension 8611, if you are calling from a campus phone. Calls can also be made by utilizing the panic button function on the campus safety mobile app, Citrus Guardian.

Calmly state:
a. your name and location
b. location (building/room) of incident
c. number, identity and description of shooter(s) if known
d. other information as requested

Remain in a safe place until the threat is over.

HIDE: If you are NOT able to flee:

Go to the nearest room or office.

Close, lock, and barricade the door by any means possible.

Stay away from doors or windows where you might be seen.

Turn off cell phones, radios, computers or anything else that might draw attention.


Get in to the most secure place/position you can find, away from doors and windows, and remain quiet and hidden.

DO NOT ANSWER OR UNLOCK THE DOOR. Safety responders will have the necessary access keys. It may take time for help to get to you. If injured, quietly call 9-1-1 and give your location.

FIGHT: As a last resort, if confronted by an "active shooter," an attempt to overpower the shooter may be your only option.

You may need to "incapacitate" the shooter by throwing items or attacking with physical aggression. Look for items you can use as a weapon, e.g. fire extinguisher, chairs, or flagpole. Be prepared to fight.

Fully commit to taking action. DO NOT HESITATE to follow through.

Your life may depend on it.

Employees: please view the active shooter video located on the campus safety intranet website.


Evacuation is the removal of all persons from a building or area in the wake of impending or immediate danger.

When ordered to evacuate, do so immediately. Do not return to the evacuated building until you receive re-entry permission from campus safety or the building emergency information officer (EIO).

Go to the nearest, safest Evacuation Gathering Area (EGA).

Any time a fire alarm sounds, the building is to be evacuated.

Stay at least 150 paces away from the building that has been evacuated.

Employees and building EIOs shall provide assistance and leadership during evacuations.

Emergency Evacuation Assistance Areas (EEAA)

The Americans with Disabilities Assistance Act requires that public multistory buildings designate Emergency Evacuation Assistance Areas (EEAAs) as part of the building's emergency evacuation plan. EEAA are formal assembly points where emergency responders could initially be directed, if needed, to help mobility impaired persons evacuate the building. There are two on each floor and each location has been placarded for easy identification.

When a mobility-impaired person cannot exit the second or third story of a campus building on his or her own (or cannot initially be evacuated without additional assistance), direct them to the nearest EEAA site to await evacuation assistance.

Citrus College has several multistory buildings. They include (alphabetically):

Administration (AD)
Center for Innovation (CI)
Educational Development (ED)
Field House (FH)
Hayden Library (LI)
Language Arts/Business (LB)
Mathematics/Sciences (MA)
Physical Science (PS)
Professional Center (PC)
Student Services (SS)
Technology Center (TC)
Video Technology (VT)
Visual Arts (VA)

Mobility-Impaired Students: Help Us Help You

In an emergency evacuation situation, it is critical to your health and safety that YOU are familiar with your special needs and that you CONVEY these needs to your instructor, work supervisor or a trusted student.

In addition and on your own:

Be familiar with exits in buildings you learn and work in.
Be familiar with the nearest EGA.
Be familiar with the emergency alarm system.
If appropriate, designate a person to assist you during the evacuation. Keep in mind the safety of your helper during the evacuation; they cannot assist you if they are injured or hurt.
Know what the safest method is to assist you in an emergency, and be able to explain it to others.


If you receive a notification to "lockdown" do the following:

Keep everyone in the classroom for their safety until more information is provided.

Lock and/or barricade building and/or classroom doors if possible.


Move everyone away from doors and windows.

For situations involving the potential discharge of firearms, stay low to the ground and away from view.

Instruct everyone to stay down until subsequent instructions are given.

DO NOT ANSWER OR UNLOCK THE DOOR. Safety responders will have the necessary access keys.

In the event you are outside when a lockdown directive is given, take the following actions:

Move away from the danger area and get to a safe location.

Proceed to a classroom or an indoor secure area unless otherwise instructed by the building emergency information officer (EIO) or campus safety.

If the classroom is not accessible or is unsafe, proceed to the nearest safe classroom or building.

If no classroom or building is available, seek shelter in the safest place available that will offer concealment (hide you) or provide cover (protect you from gunfire).


The Citrus College Emergency Phone Tree, which defines telephone communication protocol during emergencies, is posted on the campus intranet.

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