Safety Update

Active Shooter Response Training

A second session regarding Emergency Preparedness and Response Training for building captains and floor leaders has been scheduled for those who were not able to attend the first session on April 20. This training on July 12 will provide information and direction on the role of emergency responders to any incident we may experience. The training will be presented by Sergeant Harry Van, community college liaison with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Sergeant Van is an alumnus of El Camino College and is looking forward to providing his expertise in this area. The discussion will also include a review of the ECC Emergency Evacuation Procedures and future plans for active shooter trainings and exercises.

At the April 20 Emergency Preparedness and Response Training session, 62 building captains and floor leaders participated in the videotaped session. In addition, an Active Shooter Training Workshop was held April 21 for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Division; another workshop on April 28 was presented for the Humanities Division. Chief Trevis led these workshops, sharing emergency notification methods and offering strategies to prepare for active shooter scenarios. Additional trainings will continue in the fall semester.

Door Locks

Locks will be installed on all classroom doors in compliance with current DSA requirements that mandate all doors must be able to be locked from inside.


Information Technology Services (ITS) continues to install telephones throughout campus with more buildings to be completed by fall. All newly installed phones go through an installation, programming and testing process to ensure operations. All phones will include a direct 911 line that connects to campus police, as well as a speaker for broadcasting safety announcements. Questions may be directed to ITS: extension 3262.

Summer C-CERT

A new C-CERT session is set for this summer! Thank you to everyone who enrolled in this course to improve the college’s emergency response and recovery efforts. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization, and much more. The training incorporates active-learning with lecture and visual aids. There is no fee for C-CERT training, just a commitment to attend all six sessions to be certified. Thank you to all those who have already completed this program! For more information, contact Valerie Wagner at extension 3156.

Disaster Service Workers

All employees of the El Camino Community College District are considered “disaster service workers” per California Education Code, Section 3100-3109. In case of an emergency, employees needed by the district will be required to report to the ECC incident commander, or other appropriate emergency response officials as directed. Section 3100 applies to ECC employees in the following cases: 1) when a local emergency has been proclaimed, 2) when a state emergency has been proclaimed, or 3) when a federal disaster declaration has been made.