We ensure campus safety by planning and preparing for a variety of emergency situations.
Run. Hide. Fight. Active shooter situations are always unpredictable, but there are things that should be immediately done to protect one self. Watch the active shooter video below or review our detailed Active Shooter guide.
In the event that you receive a phone call, a verbal or physical threat, suspicious mail or package, remain calm, DIAL 911 or notify Public Safety 973 684-5403 from any office phone.
Any bomb threat should be treated as real until proven otherwise.
Unidentified or suspicious object(s) should not be moved and reported to Public Safety. Common characteristics of a suspicious package are; an unexpected delivery, the lack of a return address, excessive postage, strains, strange odors or sounds. Do not assume it is the only package.
Detailed Bomb Threats Guide
In the event of broken pipes, chemical hazards, hazardous spills, or electrical hazards, move to safety and dial 911 or call Public Safety.
Detailed Broken Pipes Guide
Detailed Chemical Hazards Guide
Detailed Electrical Hazards Guide
Detailed Hazardous Spills Guide
In the event of an emergency requiring the complete evacuation of PCCC, all students, staff and visitors will exit the building in a quiet, orderly manner.
The College fire alarm system will provide warning in case of fire. In the event of another type of emergency the College population would be notified. Once learning that an alarm has been activated, proceed to the nearest emergency exit.
Do not take time to collect hats, coats, bags, etc. EXIT IMMEDIATELY!
DO NOT USE ELEVATORS as a means of evacuation during a fire alarm or other emergency.
Detailed Campus Evacuation Procedure
Detailed Campus Evacuation Procedure for People with Disabilities
Everyone is asked to assist in making each campus a safe place by being alert to suspicious situations and promptly reporting them. If you are a victim or witness to any on-campus offense, AVOID RISKS and contact Public Safety or law enforcement immediately.
Detailed Civil Disturbance Guide
Detailed Harassment Guide
Detailed Threatening Behavior Guide
For medical emergencies on campus, call 911 or notify Public Safety. Immediately state your name, location and nature of the problem. Please stay on the telephone until you are advised to hang up.
• Do not move the injured unless they are in imminent danger.
• Do not touch another person’s blood or other bodily fluids.
In case of building FLOODING:
Move to higher ground. Call notify Public Safety and state your name, location and area involved.
In case of FIRE:
All buildings are equipped with a fire alarm system which is activated in the event of fire or an emergency. In the event a fire is witnessed, immediately activate the fire alarm and proceed to the nearest emergency exit and evacuate the building. Dial 911/ notify Public Safety. Once you have evacuated, no one is allowed back into the building
Detailed Fire Safety Guide
In case of SEVERE WEATHER:
Seek shelter safely indoors, preferably in basement or center of structure. Move away from windows, mirrors, and other glass.
Detailed Severe Weather Guide
Although evacuation of the campus is the College’s planned response to most serious emergency situations where advance notice is given, there are situations where evacuation might not be effective. Sheltering-in-place is the use of any classroom, office, or building for the purpose of providing temporary shelter for any of the following reasons:
• Hazardous Materials Release
• Chemical Truck Overturn
• Chemical Train Derailment
• Chemical Facility Accident
• Pipeline Rupture
• Terrorist Attack
• Release of Biological Agents
• Radiological Release
• Weather- Related Incidents (tornados, hurricane, flood)
Detailed Shelter-in-Place Guide
1. Remain calm and patient
2. Don’t speak unless spoken to and only when necessary
3. Try to rest
Be observant. When you are released, or when you escape, the personal safety of others may depend on what you remember about the situation.
Detailed Hostage Guide
The Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and PCCC’s Public Safety department are trained and equipped to respond to an emergency incident of this nature.
If it is possible to do so safely, exit the building immediately when you become aware of an incident, moving away from the immediate path of danger, and take the following steps.
1. Notify anyone you may encounter to exit the building immediately.
2. Evacuate to a safe area away from the danger and take protective cover. Stay there until assistance arrives.
3. Dial 911/notify Public Safety
Detailed Terrorism Guide