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Oct. 17, 2019

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Edmonds Community College is participating in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Great ShakeOut is a global emergency preparedness event that encourages participants to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake.

According to federal, state, and local emergency management officials, the Drop, Cover, and Hold On protocol protects lives during earthquakes.

During an earthquake, you should:

• Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
• Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
• Hold on to it until the shaking stops.

If there isn't a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

In the event of a real emergency, the college will send out emergency notifications through the Triton Alert system. You can sign up for these alerts — email and text — at edcc.edu/alert/triton.

For more information on earthquake preparedness, visit shakeout.org.

Sept. 30, 2019

Clery Required Annual Security and Fire Report Available

As required by the Jeanne Clery Act, our Annual Security and Fire Report is posted for your review.

The direct link to this report is
http://www.edcc.edu/safety/clery-act/documents/annual-report.pdf

This report contains information on a number of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness topics, as well as the reportable crime statistics for our campus during the calendar year 2018.

I encourage you to take the time to review it for important information on how to report situations of concern, and how to connect with helpful community resources.

You may request a printed copy of the report by coming to the Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Office in Woodway Hall, room 214 during our normal office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (closed 12-1 p.m. daily).

If you have any questions regarding this report, feel free to email me directly at Jade.Jeter-Hill@email.edcc.edu.

Sept. 12, 2019

Timely Warning: Burglary and Car Break-in

You are receiving this timely warning in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Act and because you are part of the Edmonds Community College community. The Clery Act classifies this crime as a burglary. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community. 

On Thursday, Sept. 12 at approximately 8 p.m., Campus Security received a report from Rainier Place staff that two individuals unlawfully entered Rainier Place and attempted to break into a vending machine using a pointed tool to break the glass. Prior to this, the same individuals are seen walking into Rainier Place as the owner of the vandalized vehicle in the parking lot near Rainier Place exits. We’re in contact with the Lynnwood Police Department regarding this incident. Once the police report is filed, a police tip line will be shared.

The individuals observed on camera breaking into the vehicle and in Rainier Place are described as a slender, dark skinned juvenile, wearing a navy windbreaker with white stripes down the arms, and grey sweatpants, and a shorter, light skinned juvenile with dark hair, wearing black pants and a black t-shirt with a skull design on the front. 

burglary suspects

burglary suspects

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security

  • Please remember to always take these safety precautions both on and off campus:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious people or behavior to local law enforcement and campus security.
  • When possible, travel in groups and walk in well-lit areas.
  • Report defective locks on windows and doors IMMEDIATELY to a campus official.
  • Never sleep in an unlocked room or house.
  • Ensure doors are locked in any room where you are leaving valuables unattended.
  • If you lose the keys to your residence, have the lock(s) changed.
  • Do not let strangers in to use your telephone. Direct them to a public telephone.
  • If you find that your home has been entered, DO NOT GO INSIDE. Call Campus Security or 911. If you are already inside, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. You may disturb evidence that is important to the police investigation.
  • Carry minimal amounts of valuables, preferably not in plain sight.
  • Call 911 immediately if you are the victim of a crime or witness a crime.
  • After you are at a safe place, try to take note of suspect’s physical characteristics, including what the suspect is wearing, weight, height, clothing, etc. Include any other identifying information such as scars, marks or tattoos, as well as any possible vehicles.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edcc.edu/tritonalert.

Sept. 9, 2019

Advisory: Campus emergency preparedness exercise on Sept. 13

Edmonds CC will be taking part in an emergency preparedness exercise from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in coordination with local emergency response teams. External teams including 15 responders will be arriving on campus around 6 a.m. and will park about six, large blue trucks bearing government plates and logos in the fire lane between Brier and Alderwood halls. They will also be staging equipment between those two buildings. 

Areas near and around Brier, Alderwood, Snoqualmie, and Snohomish halls will be taped off. Please be advised you may need to find an alternate route around these areas. There will also be signs saying “Exercise in Progress” at the 68th Ave. W entry to campus as well as near the buildings and walkways around BRI, ALD, SQL, and SNH halls.

For those who are interested in observing, please stay on the outside of the cordoned off areas around the exercise. 


What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.


Important notice to students, employees, and the community:

Due to ongoing fire and safety concerns of the National Fire Protection Association, Edmonds Community College prohibits the use, possession, or storage of "hoverboard" style transport devices on campus property. This includes but is not limited to student housing, classrooms, meeting space, walkways, hallways, and open courtyards.