For all emergencies, immediately contact GWCCA Public Safety at (404)223-4911 or dial 911.
Below are response procedures for emergency situations that could impact our campus.
For individuals on campus, follow these procedures:
Remain as calm as possible
Determine your course of action. The best way to survive an active shooter incident is to not be where the shooter is and to not go where he or she can see you. You have two choices:
Exit the building immediately, if it is safe to do so
Move quickly to a safe location away from the shooter
Leave belongings behind that will slow you down
When you see police vehicles, move toward them when it is safe to do so with your hands on your head and presenting no threat to them
Follow the directions of any emergency responders you encounter
Go to the nearest room or office
Close, lock, and barricade the door with any heavy furniture possible
Cover windows, if possible
Turn out the lights, if possible
Silence all noise producing sources, including your cell phones
If you can provide any valuable information to the responding units, such as the whereabouts of the shooter, call 404-223-4911
DEFEND If you are faced with the shooter, you have a choice to make. You can stay still and hope they don’t shoot you, run for an exit while zigzagging, or even attack the shooter. This is very dangerous. A moving target is much harder to hit than a stationary one and the last thing the shooter will expect is to be attacked by an unarmed person. Any option you choose may still result in a negative response.
If someone near you has a life-threatening injury, and it is possible for you to safely provide first aid, do so up to but not exceeding your level of training
Any person discovering a fire or smoky conditions should immediately locate the closest fire alarm pull station and activate the fire alarm to provide the building occupants the greatest amount of time to evacuate. Immediate notification of any fire or smoky conditions should be made to the GWCCA Department of Public Safety at 404-223-4911.
During a fire alarm activation, follow these procedures:
A Psychological Crisis exists when an individual is threatening to harm himself/herself or another person, or is out of touch with reality, exhibiting uncontrollable behavior or hallucinations. Persons in this condition may also exhibit radical changes in their demeanor with little or no warning.
If you observe a person undergoing psychological distress, notify the GWCCA Department of Public Safety immediately at 404-223-4911. Be prepared to provide the following information:
Do not confront or attempt to detain the individual as this may exacerbate the situation. If you are unsure whether the person poses an immediate threat to yourself or others use extreme caution. Your protection and the protection of those around you are the first priority.
A medical emergency is any situation in which a person or persons become ill or injured and require immediate medical attention.
In the event of a medical emergency perform the following actions:
In the event of a power failure:
Anyone who believes they smell gas should:
Water utility failures will be handled on a case-by-case basis depending on the expected duration and extent of the failure. Failures of the water system may require an evacuation or the initiation of a Fire Watch for the affected buildings. Water utility failures will likely cause plumbing issues (i.e. no flushing, water fountains, food preparation), which can become a critical issue. All decisions regarding proper response will be made jointly by the GWCCA Department of Public Safety and Facility Management personnel.M