MC Emergency Preparedness Guide • Other Emergencies
On-Campus Emergency Phone Number: 685-4 911
Midland is committed to providing a safe environment in which to learn, study, and work. We are better prepared for an emergency thanks to the many men and woman here to serve you.
Our ability to survive a disaster also depends on you doing your part to prepare for the unexpected. Whether a disaster is inconvenient or catastrophic, your personal plans and LSCS emergency plans remain the most dependable tool to keep you safe while visiting one of our campuses.
Join us in helping make our community better prepared by taking these simple steps to be ready for most anything ... from a sustained power outage to a terrorist attack.
A situation where one or more suspects participate in a random or systematic shooting spree, and demonstrating intent to continuously harm others.
All bomb threats should be taken seriously and handled as though an explosive were in the building.
You should be prepared for different situations such as being trapped in debris, or if a fire should occur.
Help prevent spreading germs or catching someone else's germs that can cause infections.
Power outages can cause a number of safety concerns.
Were a chemical agent attack or possible active shooter to occur, authorities may instruct people to either seek shelter where they are and seal the premises.
While there is no way to predict what will happen or what your personal circumstances will be, there are simple things you can do now to prepare yourself.
IMPORTANT THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF AN EMERGENCY:
• Make sure you have a support system in place. Create a “buddy system” that can help you prepare for a disaster, as well as during and after a disaster. Members of your support system, or “buddies,” can be classmates, staff, faculty, friends and co-workers. They should be people you trust to determine if you need assistance. Your support system members should know your capabilities and needs and be able to help in a matter of minutes.
• Prepare your individual emergency plan. Create an emergency contact list (contact information for your doctors, emergency out-of-town contacts and your support system) and a medical information list (name of medical provider, list of medications, allergies and copies of health insurance card). Keep this information handy.
• Gather the supplies you will need before, during and after an emergency. Your emergency supply kit should also include supplies specific to your disability (writing or hearing devices, additional medication, wheelchair, walker, etc.)
• Make sure your area is as safe as possible in the event of an emergency. One of the best ways to avoid possible injuries and stay safe is to prepare your work area while on campus before an emergency (move furniture or other items that may block your escape route, keep a small flash light near you in case of power outage and know where your personal belonging are at all times).
REMINDER TO STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES:
• DO NOT go to the campus unless told it is okay by school officials after an emergency. If you go to the campus, you may be putting yourself and others in danger.
• DO check your local TV or radio station or on the Internet at www.midland.edu If there is an emergency, the phone lines may become busy or needed for official business.
BE READY! Knowing what to do protects you and your family!
This site is intended to inform the Midland College community
about what to do in advance of, during and after an emergency.
Midland College Police Department: (432) 685-4734
Midland College Public Information Office: (432) 685-4556
Emergency Phone Number: 685-4 911