SFCC to hold a shooter-on-campus drill the morning of Feb. 13

Santa Fe Community College announces that throughout the morning Feb. 13 the college community will participate in a campus wide shooter-on-campus drill. The drill will be a coordinated effort among students, faculty and staff in partnership with county and city emergency response agencies.

The Kids Campus, Santa Fe Higher Education Center, KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio and La Familia Dental Clinic will be excluded from the Feb. 13 drill. Those programs will receive individualized training at a later date or already had customized trainings.

“This drill is a crucial exercise in an ongoing and concerted effort to provide training and preparation for the realities of working in a modern public institution,” said SFCC Interim President Cecilia Cervantes.

Neighbors and passersby of the SFCC campus, located at 6401 Richards Ave, may observe participating emergency response vehicles on site. Campus disruptions will primarily occur during the span of the exercise – 9 to 11 a.m. Wraparound preparations will take place from 8 to 9 a.m., with completion tasks scheduled between 11 a.m. to noon.

The college’s goals for the drill are to:

  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. Optimize communication and collaboration with law enforcement and medical responders.

The drill will be a coordinated training between agencies involved with SFCC in the case of an active shooter incident. Participating agencies include the County Sheriff, County Emergency Management, City Police and the City Emergency Management.

The Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-Cert) and SFCC executive team will monitor and provide direction in the hallways. They will be wearing vests to identify themselves and be there to let people know that this is a drill. Counseling services will be available to provide assistance in case of an incident with any participants in the drill.

For more information, contact Safety Specialist Noe Villarreal, 505-428-1825 or noe.villarreal@sfcc.edu.

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, high quality educational programs that serve the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is a designated Best for Vets and Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 12,000 students per year in its credit, noncredit and adult programs. For further information, visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000. Follow us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn.