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Emergency Procedures

Emergency Operations Plan

Medical emergencies

In the event of a minor or major medical emergency, call Campus Security at 757.233.8888. Do not administer first aid unless you are trained in first aid procedures.
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix A of the emergency procedures plan.

Sexual assault

In the event the victim needs medical attention, call Campus Security at 757.233.8888. Otherwise any intervention is victim driven. There are several options available both on campus and in the community.
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix B of the emergency procedures plan.

Psychological

Contact the Director of Student Counseling Services, Mr. Bill Brown, at 757.455.5730 (VWC) or 757.406.7485 (cell).
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix C of the emergency procedures plan.

Communicable diseases

Contact the Director of Health Services, Ms. Valerie Covington, BSN at 757.455.3108 (VWC) or 757.701.9555 (cell).
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix D of the emergency procedures plan.

Fire emergencies

In the event of a fire, call Campus Security immediately at 757.233.8888.
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix E of the emergency procedures plan.

Weather emergencies

Please refer to the College's Web site, www.vwc.edu, or the College's inclement weather hotline, 757.455.5711. Closing information will also be available on local television and radio stations. In extreme situations, resident students may be required to evacuate campus.
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix F of the emergency procedures plan.

Utility failure

In the event of a major utility failure, immediately notify Campus Security at 757.233.8888.
» For detailed procedures please see Appendix G of the emergency procedures plan.

Additional emergency procedures

» For additional procedures please see Appendix H of the emergency procedures plan.

Continuity of operations

Continuity of Operations (COOP) is an effort to ensure that the College can provide vital services, ensure continuous performance of essential functions, maintain safety, protect essential equipment, reduce disruption to operations, and minimize damage and losses in an emergency. Additionally, COOP identifies relocation sites before the emergency and assists with an orderly recovery after the emergency.
» For additional procedures please see Appendix I of the emergency procedures plan.

Unforseen Life Threatening Emergencies

An Unforeseen Life-Threatening Emergency is defined as a crisis situation where the actions of an individual or group of individuals may result in serious injury and/or death to members of the campus community. An Unforeseen Life-Threatening Emergency is not a situation such as health concerns or other non-urgent matter that can be managed though means that will not disrupt the campus community. Gunfire, bomb threats, and hostage situations are all examples of Unforeseen Life- Threatening Emergencies.

All Unforeseen Life-Threatening Emergencies will require the response of the Virginia Beach Police Department, and the college's primary concern during an Unforeseen Life-Threatening Emergency will be communication.
» For additional procedures please see Appendix J of the emergency procedures plan.

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