Please review the information on this page, the Quick Reference Emergency Guide and the complete Emergency Plan to become familiar with the College's security policies and procedures so that you will know how to initially respond in the event of an emergency.
For information contact:
Dr. Betsy Summerfield, Risk Manager
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In addition to SWCC Alert
and this website, the College will also communicate through local media
during an emergency situation.
Click here for Inclement Weather Closings or Delays
signs have been placed across the campus to identify
locations that meet one or more of the safety location requirements
in the event of a tornado warning.
A Tornado Safety Location is one that:• Has no windows
• Is on the lowest possible floor of a building
• Has no exterior walls
(When all three of these criteria cannot be met in a building, the safety location is the place that best meets them.)
Upon notification of a tornado warning, all persons should proceed to a tornado safety location inside their buildings, assisting those that need assistance and ensuring that those under their jurisdiction also go to the safety location. Whenever possible, employees will maintain an approximate head count of the persons from their areas. All building occupants are to remain in the safety location until the Tornado Warning has expired or until notified that the danger has passed.
This list may not be complete; please look
for the signage or best safety location as described above.
The emergency personnel should
be contacted in the following order depending upon the severity and urgency of
the emergency and the time that the emergency occurs. These personnel are the
first points of contact for many campus emergencies including but not limited to
auto accidents, fire, bomb threats, disturbances, chemical spills or threats, or
general campus disturbances or emergencies.
1. Dial 4357 (HELP) from any campus phone OR use the Emergency call boxes located at each building and parking lot.
2. Call 9-911 (for emergency, life-threatening situations) or call 9-988-5970 which connects you with the Tazewell County Sheriff's Office See 911 Physical Address Listing
3. Call the VP of Academic & Student Services at Ext. 7366 during hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The VP of Academic & Student Services is located in Tazewell Hall (T-345). SWCC Counselors are available, if you want to discuss your options. The Threat Assessment and Management Team is also available for non emergency assistance.
contact any uniformed campus police officer.