Incident Response Procedures

Report Life Threatening or Medical Emergencies Campus Safety at 909-607-2000 from cell/ X72000 from campus phone OR 911 from cell phone or 9-911 from a campus phone.

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Bomb Threats

  1. Use the Bomb Threat Checklist

Crime In Progress

  1. DO NOT attempt to approach the criminal.
  2. Call Campus Safety immediately at 909-607-2000 from cell/ X72000 from campus phone OR 911 from cell phone or 9-911 from a campus phone.
  3. Make a mental note of the perpetrator and your surroundings, as you will be asked for any descriptions you can provide.


  1. Take cover under a desk or table, protecting as much of your body as possible, especially your head and neck.
  2. Stay away from windows and objects that may fall.
  3. DO NOT leave the building until instructed to do so.
  4. If you are outdoors, stay in an open area away from trees, buildings, and overhead wires.
  5. After shaking stops, evacuate to your designated evacuation area, and report to your building safety coordinator or other emergency responder.


  1. Calmly alert people in the area of the fire and activate the nearest fire alarm.
  2. Close as many doors behind you as possible. Before opening, touch doors with the back of your hand to see if they are hot. Do not open hot doors.
  3. Do not try to retrieve items in another area of the building.
  4. Evacuate the building using the stairs. Do not use elevators!
  5. Report to the building’s designated evacuation area and wait for further instructions.
  6. Call Campus Safety at 909-607-2000 or 911 when in a safe location.

If trapped in a building:

  1. Close all windows and doors.
  2. Wet and place cloth material around and under door to prevent smoke from entering.
  3. Call Campus Safety at 909-607-2000 for help and tell them your location.
  4. Hang a towel or cloth out of the window and open blinds to alert emergency personnel of your location.


To be prepared, you should know the nearest exits and the evacuation site for each building you visit frequently.

  1. When you hear a bullhorn or fire alarm, immediately stop what you are doing and exit the building.
  2. While leaving, take note of any hazards and any remaining occupants.
  3. If requested, assist anyone who appears to need direction or assistance, and if it is safe to do so.
  4. Take with you ONLY essential personal items (wallet, keys, etc.) but only if you have time and it is safe to do so.
  5. Shut all doors behind you but do not lock. Closed doors can slow the spread of fire, smoke and water.
  6. Once outside, proceed directly to the building evacuation area (see the CMC evacuation map).
  7. Do not leave the evacuation site unless directed to do so by emergency personnel or CMC emergency personnel.
  8. Check in with your Building Safety Coordinator (BSC) or Residence Life staff so you can be accounted for. Report any missing or trapped persons to the BSC or emergency personnel immediately.
  9. Do not leave campus without reporting to your BSC or Res. Life staff. Others may be looking for you.

The main location for an ON-CAMPUS large-scale evacuation is the assembly area located at Parent’s Field (Area 27 on the CMC campus map).

If an OFF-CAMPUS evacuation becomes necessary, you will be notified via the campus mass notification (Everbridge) with directions to convene at alternate assembly areas. These locations may change due to the variety and unknown conditions of each emergency. Please pay attention to emergency alerts for updated information.

Lockdown (Outside Threat)

  1. Go to the closest lockable location.
  2. Communicate, once locked down, with authorities.
  3. Remain locked down as long as necessary.
  4. Cooperate with rescuers and follow all directions (you may be asked to put your hands in the air or get down on the floor).
  5. Plan on interviews with authorities after the incident.


  1. Call Campus Safety at 909-607-2000 or 911 when in a safe location.
  2. Report the nature of the illness or injury and the location.
  3. Render first aid if trained, the scene is safe and you are able to do so.
  4. Notify the immediate supervisor or building safety coordinator.
  5. Complete an Employee Accident Report Form or a Student Injury Report (online form) and report the situation to Human Resources within 24 hours. If the accident requires overnight hospitalization, amputation, loss of eyesight or death, notify HR immediately.

Emergency Preparedness and Safety Office
Center Court-Mod F
742 Amherst Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 607-3187

Office of Public Affairs and Communications Claremont McKenna College
400 N. Claremont Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-8099
Fax: (909) 621-8100
Campus Location
400 N. Claremont Boulevard
Claremont, CA 91711