Emergency Information

Campus Phones/Cell Phone – 911
BCC Security Desk – 510-981-2975 (From campus phone, dial 2975)
BCC Security – 2070 Allston Way – 510-204-9259
Non Emergency – 510-981-2967
(Berkeley Police Department)

Peralta Police Services “PPS” – 510/466-7236

Maintenance & Facilities Office at BCC – 510-981-2970
Maintenance & Facilities – Work Order Desk – 510/981-5035
Custodial Department – 510-981-2967

FIRST AID AND EMERGENCY SUPPLIES Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED):
• 4th Floor on Wall between Room 454 & 455
• 5th Floor –Faculty Suite – Across from Room 541 in Cabinet above
• Security Desk – Main Entrance
• 4th Floor on Wall between Room 454 & 455 Flashlight:
Flashlight will be attached to the first aid kits.
Basic Disaster Response Supplies:
Locations: Incident Command Center (4th Floor) in back of large middle column.
Room 016 (Basement)
Disaster response supplies include basic building search and rescue supplies, flashlights, protective equipment, 2-way radios, and first aid kit.
Location of First Aid Kits:
2050 Center Street
2nd Floor – Room 245 (Staff kitchen)
4th Floor – Across from Room 458
5th Floor – Science Lab

2070 Allston Way
2nd Floor – Security Desk

Campus Phones 911 • Cellular Phones 911
Please identify your exact location to Emergency Services Personnel.
Immediately Report:
• Any Life-threatening Medical Emergency:
• All fires, smoke or burning smells.
• Chemical or biological hazardous material release.
• Crime or violent incident, including:
• Psychological crisis.
• Civil disturbance.
• Telephone Failure: To report an emergency incident when campus phones are
not working, do the following:
• Use public pay or cellular phone.
• If they do not work, BCC personnel should send a “runner” to the Security Desk at the front of the building OR the Campus Business Office on the 1st Floor, where alternate communications options are available.
• If the telephone failure occurs after regular business hours and neither pay nor cellular phone is available, BCC personnel should send a runner to the Security Desk and contact the Campus Business Officer on the 1st Floor or Night Administrator at 510/981-2860

Non-emergency police business 510/981-5900 Berkeley Police Department Non-Emergency Number
Non-life threatening medical injuries or illness:
• During campus hours call the Campus Business Office at 510/981-2841 or
• After campus hours call the Security desk at 510/981-2975 or the evening
administrator at 510/981-2860.
Utility Failure:
• During the hours of 7:00am – 3:30pm call BCC’s engineers at 981-2970. If
no response, call security (ext. 2975) and have them page an engineer.

• From 3:30-5:00pm call General Services at 510/466-7341
• After campus hours call 510/466-7236 (Peralta Police Services PPS). PPS will contact General Services.
Any incident with potential for adverse publicity to the college:
• Call Public Information Officer at 510/981-2852 (ext. 2852).
• Call the College President at 510/981-2850 (ext. 2850).

If a serious injury or illness occurs on campus immediately call:
• Call 911 from any campus phone.
Give them your name; describe the nature of the medical problem and the campus
location of the victim. Give the exact Building and Room Number.
Quickly perform these four steps:
1. Ask the victim “Are you okay?” and “What’s wrong?”
2. Check breathing and pulse and give rescue breaths or CPR if necessary. Only
administer CPR if you are trained to do so.
3. Control serious bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound.
4. Keep the victim still and comfortable. Have the victim lie down if necessary.
Continue to assist the victim until help arrives:
• If possible, send someone to flag down the fire/ambulance and direct them to the scene.
• Determine the extent of the injury or probable cause of illness.
• Protect the victim from disturbances, reassure the victim and DO NOT MOVE the
victim unless absolutely necessary.
• Look for an emergency ID, gather information from witnesses and give all
information to the emergency response personnel arriving on the scene.
If blood or bodily fluids are present:
• Call the custodial department at 510/981-2967, to isolate the area and clean any
exposed surfaces immediately. If there is no answer, dial ext 2975 to have Security page a custodian.

Visually Impaired Persons:
• Explain the nature of the emergency. Alarms or confusion may disorient a
person, even when normally familiar with the area.
• ASK the person if you can Guide them (or provide someone to do so). Person
will take the guides arm below the elbow and will follow their lead.
• Tell the person where you are as you walk.
• Advise of any obstacles in the path.
• When you have reached safety: Orient the person to where he or she is and ask if
any further assistance is needed before leaving.
Hearing Impaired Persons:
If you must get a person’s attention:
• Flash room lights.
• Wave your arms.
• Tap on the person’s shoulder.
• Gesture what is happening and what to do.
• Write on the board or piece of paper the nature of the emergency and the
evacuation route.
Mobility Impaired Persons:
• Always ask person first if they have special needs or requirements.
• Individual using wheelchairs can be pushed or accompanied to safety.
• Individuals using canes, crutches, or walkers should evacuate themselves except
in the event that rapid evacuation is deemed essential.
• Call the Building Monitor, Berkeley Police Department at 510/981-6900, or
PSSD at 510/981-2812 or other trained college personnel and wait for help before transferring a person from a wheelchair or transporting a person on a stairway, unless the situation is imminently life-threatening.
• Wheelchairs for emergency are located on the 4th Floor, Room 460.

Immediate Actions:
• Get everyone to lie down away from windows or “fields of fire”.
• Close window coverings and remain quiet.
• Lock or barricade classroom and office doors (to prevent suspect(s) from
• Do not evacuate rooms or buildings unless told to do so by Building Monitor or
police officer, or unless it is absolutely clear and safe to do so.
• Special precautions must be taken to ensure that persons who are hearing
impaired are notified and persons with disabilities are assisted.
• Call 911 from campus phones, 911 from cell phones.
Do not hang up on the dispatcher until told to do so.
Provide the following information:
• The exact location of the suspect(s) (e.g. front or side window, roof, office, classroom.)
• Whether any shots were fired by the suspect(s.)
• Description of suspect(s), type of weapon/explosive device, number of hostages
(if any), and number of known injured or killed.
• Location, type of building, and number of exits.
• Any demands or information supplied by suspect(s.)

Immediate Action:
• Pull the Fire Alarm and/or call 9-911 from a campus phone, 911 from a payphone or 510/981-5911 from a cell phone.
• Provide the exact location of fire, smoke or explosion at address.
The Incident Commander will meet with Response Personnel and make sure fire lanes
are clear.
If you are instructed to evacuate (the police may elect not to use fire alarms) or the need to evacuate is obvious:
• Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles
and crews.
• Assist emergency crews if requested.
• Do not re-enter evacuated building until those in charge of evacuation say it is
safe to do so.
Leave fire scene undisturbed. This is essential for investigators.
Refer to section on “Evacuation” in this guide for more information.

A civil disorder may take one of several forms including picketing, marches, rallies, parades, sit-ins, trespassing, riots, sabotage and malicious destruction of property or other illegal actions. Avoid provoking or obstructing the demonstrators.
Dangerous or threatening disturbance:
• A threatening disturbance should be reported immediately to police at 911 from
campus phones, 911 from a pay phone, or 911 from cell phones.
• Alert all employees and students in the area to the situation.
• Lock all doors; secure all files, documents and equipment.
• Specific actions to be taken at this time will depend upon the seriousness or
urgency of the situation.
Non-threatening or dangerous demonstration:
• College staff should call alert Security (x2975) and their immediate supervisor.
To avoid causing additional trouble, use a private office when making the call.
• College administrators and police (if necessary) will assess the situation.
• Participants who refuse to disperse may be arrested for violation of state penal
• If a class or lecture is disrupted, the offending person(s) should be asked to leave.
• If they refuse, call police at 911 from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones, and your immediate supervisor.

Immediate Actions:
• Immediately take cover under tables, desks and other objects, which will give protection against flying glass or falling debris.
• Dial 911 from a campus phone.
• Assist any injured requiring first aid treatment.
• When the initial phase of the crash has ended, students and staff should evacuate
the building by following the normal evacuation procedures.
• If normal evacuation routes are blocked, alternate routes should be used.
• Assist any persons who have physical problems evacuating the building.
• When outside the building, each class should move quickly to a pre-designated
location near the college.
• The meeting place should be at least 300 feet from the structure and out of the
way of the fire department.
• The College Business Officer will go directly to entrances on the college site to
direct all non-emergency traffic away from the buildings.
• Keep fire lanes, streets and walkways open for emergency responders.
• The Incident Commander will follow the pre-established Berkeley City College
communication procedures and will then monitor the emergency situation and make decisions about moving groups of students away from areas that might be dangerous.

Immediate Actions:
• Duck or drop to the floor. Take cover under a sturdy desk, table, or other furniture. Hold on to furniture you are under and protect face. Instruct others to duck, cover and hold!
• Stay away from glass windows, wall shelves and heavy equipment. Avoid exposed wires, pipes or other hazards.
• Do not run outside. Do not evacuate until after tremors cease. Be aware that earthquake aftershocks may cause further damage.
• After initial shock, evaluate situation. If emergency help is needed, call police at 911 from campus phones, 911 from a pay phone, or 911 from a cell phones.
• Take note of absent/injured and assist as directed.
• If you can do so safely, begin turning off all potentially hazardous equipment such
as gas and electric appliances.
• Gas Leaks – If you smell gas, cease all operations. DO NOT SWITCH LIGHTS
ON OR OFF. Vacate the building and then notify Building Monitor, Supervisor,
or Incident Commander.
• Hazardous Materials Incident – Some gasses are odorless and colorless. Do not
enter any areas where hazardous materials are stored or suspected until uniformed
personnel or other trained authorized person has inspected the areas.
• Injuries or damaged facilities should be reported to the Building Monitor or
other supervisor. They will advise the Incident Commander.
• If necessary, or directed to do so, calmly evacuate building to staging areas by
quickly walking to nearest exit, alerting people as you go.
• Be aware of structural damage.
• Assist both the disabled and injured.
• Move at least 300 feet away from buildings, utility poles, and other structures.
• If outdoors, quickly move at least 300 feet away from buildings, utility poles, and other structures.
• CAUTION: ALWAYS avoid power or utility lines.
Refer to section on “Evacuation” in this guide for more information.

Immediate Action:
Safeguard lives.
Notify “911” from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones. Minimize property damage.
Determine need to EVACUATE building:
• Alert others in building – activate alarm.
• Evacuate immediately.
• Assist persons with disabilities or injuries.
• Close doors leading into the building to isolate release.
• Move and stay upwind, up slope, upstream, at least 300 feet from building (to
evacuation staging areas if safe).
• Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency equipment.
Notify “911” from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones:
• Exact location of spill, including room number if inside a building.
• Name of spilled material.
• Quantity.
• Appearance – solid, liquid, odor, color, etc.
• Injuries or physical effects to those who have been exposed.
• Whether any victims are trapped within the isolated area.
• Area of contamination.
• Your name, department, and the phone extension you are calling from.
If hazardous material is on a person:
• Remove any excess material and contaminated clothing.
• Check MSDS to ensure that following immediate treatment is appropriate:
• Hazardous materials in eye: Hold the eye open and flush with water at least 15 minutes.
• Hazardous materials on skin: Remove contaminated clothing and flush area with water in a safety shower for at least 15 minutes.
Seek medical attention immediately! Send Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) with the injured!
Contact North State Environmental at 650/588-2838 and request an emergency response clean up.
Do not return to the evacuated area until the area is declared safe by uniformed or other trained authorized personnel.
Notify the Office of Risk Management at 510/466-7247.

Immediate Action:
Smell Smoke or Detect a Fire:
• Prior to opening doors, feel if the door is HOT. Open cautiously.
• If SMOKY, stay near the floor where less smoke accumulates.
• Pull fire alarm.
• Call 911 from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones and
describe location, nature and extent/size of fire.
• Evacuate from the area to the designated assembly area.
• Assist person with disabilities and children.
• Alert classes in session and workers nearby.
Fire is Minor and Controllable:
• Direct fire extinguisher(s) toward base of flames.
• Evacuate immediate area if appropriate.
• Notify BCC Security at 510/981-2975 or at the General Services Work Order
Desk at 510/466-7341 (ext 7341).
• If there is any chance that this fire will reignite or if hazardous materials were
involved, call 911 from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones and describe location, nature and extent/size of fire.
Fire Out of Control:
• Immediately evacuate, as above.
• Close all possible doors to confine the fire but do not lock.
• Pull fire alarm.
• Call 911 from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 510/981-5911 from cell
phones and describe location, nature and extent/size of fire.

Immediate Action:
• Faculty and staff are responsible for all staff, students and visitors in their immediate charge.
• When evacuation is necessary, the faculty and staff will be notified through the following measures, depending on the type of emergency at the time:
• Telephones
• Runners
• Bullhorns
• Building fire alarms
• Flashing lights for hearing impaired/deaf persons
• Upon being notified to evacuate, occupants will leave by the nearest marked exit in the building and proceed to a safe area at least 500 feet away from the building, or follow the direction of the designated Building Monitor.
• Unless it will cause unnecessary or unsafe delays, students, visitors, faculty and staff are encouraged to take their possessions with them.
• When exiting, walk, do not run. Don’t push or crowd.
• Keep noise to a minimum so you can hear emergency instructions.
• Occupants on floors above the ground floor must use emergency exit stairwells
to leave the building. Do not use elevators!
• Use handrails in stairwells; stay to the right.
• Check men and ladies restrooms and other areas for stragglers.
• Evacuation of persons with disabilities and children will be given high priority,
if an evacuation is ordered.
• Assist the persons with disabilities in exiting the building. Co-workers
should be nominated to assist impaired persons!
• Building Monitors are responsible for designating the safest evacuation
routes for persons with disabilities.
• To the best of your ability and without re-entering the building, assist college staff
in their attempt to determine that everyone has evacuated safely.
• For certain emergencies such as a bomb threat or natural gas leak, the fire
alarms/strobes may not be activated. Instead building safety coordinators shall
move through the building and order everyone to evacuate.
• If total evacuation from the College Campus is necessary, specific instructions for a safe evacuation procedure will be given by the Incident Commander (IC) at that time.
• Building Monitors and other support staff available on site will be notified by the EOC and will report to assigned areas and stand by.
• The Incident Commander will coordinate an “all clear” sign or issuance of other instructions via runners, radios, or voice command to Building Monitors.

Telephone Bomb Threat:
• Remain calm and keep the caller on the line as long as possible.
• Ask him/her to repeat the message.
• Record every word spoken by the person.
• Attempt to find out the specific location of the bomb and the time of possible
• Inform the caller that the building is occupied and the detonation of a bomb
could result in death or serious injury to many innocent people.
• Pay particular attention to background noises, such as motors running, music
playing, and any other noise which may give a clue as to the location of the caller.
• Listen closely to the voice (male, female), voice quality (calm, excited), accents,
and impediments.
• Immediately after the caller hangs up, complete the Bomb Threat Checklist
located in the Emergency Procedures Plan and contact 911.
Written Bomb Threat:
• Save all materials, including any envelope or container.
• Avoid handling the written document if possible.
• Call 911 from any campus phone or 911 from a cell phone.
If You See A Suspicious Object Or Potential Bomb:
• Notify “911” from campus phones, 911 from pay phone, or 911 from cell phones,
giving your name, location and telephone number. Give them all the information
you have.
• Do not hang up until told to do so.
• Inform Security at ext. 2975, Vice President of Student Services at ext. 2820,
Dean of Student Services at ext. 2830 or Business Services at ext. 2840 – 2841.
• Officers will conduct a detailed bomb search. Faculty may make a cursory
inspection of your area for suspicious objects, but:
• Do not open drawers or cabinets.
• Do not turn lights or any electrical switch on or off.
• Report any suspicious object, device or package but DO NOT touch it,
tamper with it, or move it in any way.
If you are instructed to evacuate (the police may elect not to use fire alarms):
• Students and staff must quickly collect their possessions and proceed to assigned
evacuation staging areas (at least 500 feet from buildings). Assist persons with
• Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles
and crews.
• Assist emergency crews if requested.

Immediate Actions:
If utility failure occurs during regular hours, Monday thru Friday, 7 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., notify the Engineers at ext. 2970. If unavailable, call Security at ext. 2975 and have the Engineers paged.
If there is potential danger, or if failure occurs after hours, notify the Peralta Police Services (PPS) at 510/466-7236. PPS will contact General Services.
Electrical/Light Failure:
• Keep everyone in their seats for 15-30 seconds (just in case the event is a switching or temporary ‘brown out’ problem.)
• If lighting does not resume, vacate area.
• Since emergency building lighting may not provide sufficient illumination for
safe exiting, especially at night or from interior rooms, you must keep a flashlight with spare batteries handy.
Plumbing Failure/Flooding:
• Stop using all electrical equipment immediately.
• Vacate the area if necessary.
• Notify PPS and General Services as instructed above.
Gas Leak:
• Stop all operations.
• Do not use phone or switch on/off lights or any electrical equipment.
• Get out of the building. Never use any electrical switches with a gas leak!
Electrical arcing can trigger an explosion!
• Call PPS and General Services from another building.
Ventilation Problem:
• If smoke odors come from the ventilation system, notify General Services as instructed above.
• If necessary, evacuate the area.
• If visible smoke comes through, call 911
Refer to section on “Fire / Explosion” in this guide for more information.
Water Line Failure:
• Immediately notify the Engineers at 2970 from 7 A.M. – 3:30 PM
• After 3:30, contact 510-466-7236.
• If necessary, evacuate the area.