Shooter-on-Campus Drill


SFCC Shooter-on-Campus Drill from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, 2020

In an ongoing and concerted effort to provide training and preparation for the realities of working in a modern public institution, Santa Fe Community College will hold a campus-wide shooter-on-campus drill from approximately 9:45 to 11 a.m. on March 6, 2020. Your participation is essential to roll out this crucial exercise, which will involve SFCC employees and external emergency agencies.

Disruptions will primarily occur during the span of the actual exercise – 9:45 to 11 a.m. Wraparound preparations will take place before and after the drill. Please note: Changes to times or drill locations could occur.

The college will be closed to the public on March 6 for Professional Development Day. This drill has been incorporated into the Professional Development Day schedule. Note that there will be disruptions to services and regular work while this exercise plays out. In planning for this event, please hold activities as planned, with the understanding that a take-over drill will take place. SFCC staff and faculty are asked to participate.

Please consider this drill as part of an ongoing educational process to maximize the safety of our college community. Research continues to show that drills and exercises like these cited as highly valuable when mitigating the impact of real world emergencies.

Thank you for helping to keep Santa Fe Community College safe.

The March 6 drill will be a campus-wide drill that will include staff and faculty. Adjunct faculty are invited to participate. Kids Campus, the Witter Fitness Education Center, KSFR and La Familia will be included in the drill.

The purpose of this plan is to identify the proposed actions and responsibilities to be taken by the different Law Enforcement, Medical Emergency agencies and Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). The drill will be a coordinated training process between all agencies involved and SFCC. The Law Enforcement and Medical Emergencies agencies are the agencies that will respond to an Active Shooter event at SFCC. These are the County Sheriff and County Emergency Management.

1. Provide realistic training to the campus community to better manage an emergency and an active shooter event.
2. Empower the campus community to protect themselves by providing best practice training.
3. Develop better communication and collaboration with law enforcement and medical responders.

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Safety & Security, Executive Team and CERT Team review of drill procedures, contact and campus community.
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Staging by law enforcement and emergency management.
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Drill will be announced on PA and other SFCC notification systems
10:45 a.m. End of drill will be announced on PA and other SFCC notification systems
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Debriefing and review of shooter on campus drill by agencies involved (CAMPUS CENTER)

Mini-trainings at SFCC on the Shooter-on-campus drill have been ongoing. Executive Team and C-CERT Team members will be present in the hallways and throughout the campus during the drill. They will be wearing vests to identify themselves and be there to let people know that this is a drill.

Public Access
Information will be made available to visitors, vendors, contractors and the general public about the drill and campus and building access.

C- CERT/Executive Team
C-CERT will provide assistance and help facilitate the Drill. They will coordinate with Safety and Security, Law Enforcement and Medical responders. The C-CERT Team will receive additional training on shooter on campus and will respond to medical emergencies during the drill. They, along with the SFCC Executive Team, will be present in the hallways and throughout the campus.

Counseling Services
Counseling services will be available to provide assistance in case of an incident with any participants in the drill. The services will be provided through the Human Resources Department:
Call: 866-676-3367
TTY: 800-697-0353
App: GuidanceResourcesNow

Thank you for your participation in the drill.  Your participation will help enhance the security of the SFCC campus.

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For more information, please contact SFCC Safety Specialist Noe Villarreal at 505-428-1825