All College personnel and students should be prepared to take proper action should an emergency of any type occur.
This Quick Reference section contains reference notes for emergencies taken from the full College Emergency Plan (pdf) The SWCC Emergency Plan was developed to help provide protection for the students, faculty, and staff of Southwest Virginia Community College and contains all emergency information in detail.
Familiarize yourself with this quick reference as well as the College's full emergency plan.
For information contact:
Dr. Betsy Summerfield, Risk Manager
SWCC Campus Security Data
Whenever anyone witnesses an accident, crime, or serious illness Campus Police is notified– 4357 (HELP) and/or 9-911 immediately and provide information concerning:
Should an emergency occur in which local authorities respond, DO NOT ASSUME THEY KNOW YOU ARE NOT AT FAULT. Follow ALL directions of the authorities/responding official(s), as they must quickly identify and contain any emergency situation.
In a medical emergency do no more than your qualification and experience allow. Give aid, but do not cause harm. First aid kits are located in certain offices, laboratories and with Campus Police. Faculty and staff should be familiar with the location of such kits. Generally, the College is not equipped to provide emergency medical treatment. This will be coordinated with outside professionals.
The internal fire alarm system will be used to sound evacuation alarms. Do not try to guess whether it has been accidentally set off or whether it is a "false" alarm, minor disturbance, or an inappropriate telephone call. Each time the alarm sounds, you should react immediately to evacuate all buildings according to the following plan. Follow the instructions of your building warden for evacuation. See listing of Building Wardens and refer to the Emergency Plan for detailed information.
--Designated Assembly Areas
Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan contains safety procedures to be
followed for students working in laboratories where hazardous chemical
are used. Only those employees with proper training should attempt to
administer first aid. First aid kits are located in certain
offices, laboratories, shops and with Campus Police. Employees should
become familiar with the location of such kits.
Buchanan Hall Dr. Mike Henry, April Quesenberry
Tazewell Hall Edna Sizemore. Dionne Cook. Jerry Stinson, Windell Turner
Dellinger Hall Teresa Yearout, Dyan Lester
Russell Hall Jereial Fletcher, Cathy Smith-Cox
Community Center Pauline Taylor
Physical Plant Laura Lynch
Davis Hall James Dye, Margaret Dye
Dickenson Hall Leased
When a Bomb
Threat is Received
self-insured plan has been established for vehicles owned by the
If an emergency should occur and you need assistance, Emergency Call Boxes have been strategically placed at each building/parking area on campus. These phones will connect you directly to a security who will respond to your emergency.
HELP phones are located at:
Note: All addresses are Cedar Bluff, VA 24609
Buchanan Hall - 669 Community College Road
Davis Hall - 1073 Community College Road
Dickenson Hall - 541 Community College Road
Head Start - 757 Community College Road
King Community Center - 295 Community College Road
Modular Building - 671 Community College Road
National Guard Armory - 180 Essayon Drive
Russell Hall - 599 Community College Road
Tazewell Hall - 635 Community College Road
Learning Resources Center - 965 Community College Road
Physical Plant - 724 Community College Road