Emergency Alert System
Keeping Parents Informed
The Albion College Department of Campus Safety has arranged for parents to be included in our Blackboard Connect Emergency Alert system. The College has used Blackboard Connect for several years to notify members of our campus community when a hazardous or emergency situation is occurring on or near our campus. The College will now be able to utilize this system to provide pertinent information about such incidents in a more effective and timely manner.
How To Sign-Up
Register to receive messages at https://britparents.bbcportal.com. This system has been designed for you to input your contact information, and to update that information as needed. Establish a user name and password, after which you will be asked to provide the email address and telephone numbers through which you want to receive messages from the College.
Questions or Problems Signing Up?
Active Shooter Information
If Shots Heard on Campus
Call Campus Safety x0911 or 517/620-0911
Campus Safety will then immediately:
- Call Albion Department of Public Safety (ADPS)
- Send a message through the College Alert system via telephone, text, email, campus siren/PA system to the campus community
- Initiate building lock-down procedures
Once you have received the message, evaluate your surroundings for signs of danger: gunfire, smoke/flames, explosion, people fleeing.
If you ARE NOT in the vicinity of the shooter, DO NOT approach or attempt to enter that area. Go to a safe place, monitor a source of information, and remain there until you are notified it is safe to resume normal activity.
If you ARE in the vicinity of the shooter, you have three options: Run, Hide, or Fight
- Have an escape route or plan in mind and leave your belongings behind
- Help others escape if possible, but most importantly get out whether they agree to go or not
- Do not attempt to move or assist the wounded
- Try to prevent others from entering the area where the shooter may be
- Get to a safe place and call Campus Safety
- Hide in an area outside the shooters view
- Lock the door or block the entrance to your hiding place
- Silence your cell phone (including vibrate) and remain quiet
- Fight only as last resort and when your life is in imminent danger
- Attempt to incapacitate the shooter and act with as much physical aggression as possible
- Improvise weapons or throw objects at the shooter, making sure you commit to your actions as your life depends on it
For more information please visit the link below to a video provided by the FBI on surviving Active Shooter events.
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