The percentage of active shooter situations in the United States has increased by nearly 10 percent in the last seven years according to a recent FBI study. It is for this reason Fullerton College has made it a priority to ensure the campus community is well prepared for an active shooter emergency.
On Thursday, March 5 at 10:15 a.m. Fullerton College will participate in an Active Shooter Drill. The drill is designed to test the campus’ lockdown emergency protocols, emergency communications system, and to ensure students and employees are prepared for an actual threat.
During the emergency drill, students and staff will be asked to lockdown, view an educational video on active-shooter situations, and discuss preparation methods.
Meanwhile, Fullerton College will test a new emergency communication system called Regroup during the drill. The Regroup system will send text messages, voicemails and emails to all students and employees using contact information provided by myGateway. To ensure delivery, student, faculty and staff are asked to take a few minutes to verify that their personal contact information is current in myGateway. Contact information is located under the “Update My Address and Phone” link in the “Personal Information” box in your myGateway account.
While a real threat may be much different than a drill, the key to minimizing the number of casualties in an active shooter situation, is knowing how to respond. The Campus Safety Department has designed an Active Shooter Emergency Plan which can be viewed athttp://campussafety.fullcoll.edu/ under “Emergency Preparedness.” Students and employees are encouraged to review the plan and to actively participate in the drill on March 5.
Any questions regarding the drill can be directed to the office of Campus Safety at (714) 992-7081.