Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus - Security and Fire Safety Report
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RELATED CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT INFORMATION
For a complete listing of all campus security policies pertaining to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, see the 2015 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. Following is a partial compilation of campus safety policies, procedures, and programs in place at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus.
REPORTING A CRIME
Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes to the Soldotna Police, Guardian Security, and the Campus Safety Officer or Student Services.
Timely warnings are issued to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A timely warning may also be issued for other non-Clery crimes that occur within or near campus when they have the potential to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. The College Director is responsible for coordinating the response. Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts Notification System which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone or email; via UAA email; broadcasts over campus telephones; the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Class Cancellation Line; the KPC Facebok fan page; posted signs; and/or the KPC website. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA ALerts, to to www.uaalert.alaska.edu. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by phoning 262-0315 or visiting Room 152 in the McLane Building. Residence Life staff may be contacted by calling 262-0256 during business hours or 262-0257 during non-business hours.
At the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, the College Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 262-0315 or visiting Room 152 in the McLane Building. In the evening hours, the Evening Coordinator should be notified. The Evening Coordinator may be notified by calling 262-0346 or visiting Room 139 in the McLane Building. Residence Life staff may be contacted by calling 262-0256 during business hours or 262-0257 during non-business hours. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to phone 911 first and then contact the College Director or designee. However, if you call 911, it is still important to contact the College Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the College Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus.
The College Director or designee will notify the campus or the appropriate segment of the community, upon verification of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some of all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email, broadcast over campus telephones, or through the UA Alerts Notification System which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to www.alaska.edu/uaalerts/. In the event of an emergency, the College of Director or designee can use a two-way radio to communicate with the Borough.
As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will assemble members of the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus Incident Management Team (IMT) who will assist the College Director to manage the emergency. Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus IMT members include the College Director, Director of Student Services, Campus Safety Officer, Administrative Services Director, Business & Industry Department Chair, Senior Maintenance Person, Evening Coordinator, Associate Director of Residence Life and Advancement Programs Manager. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the IMT will determine who should be notified, decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.
The Kenai Pensinsula College- Kenai River Campus IMT will notify and may consult the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team. The IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The IMT may ask the Kenai Peninsula College- Kenai River Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help respond to the emergency. The CERT is a volunteer group of faculty and staff members who receive periodic training on how to be a first responder including fire-fighting, triage, first-aid, and light search-and-rescue. The CERT can be contacted by calling 262-0300. The IMT also receives CERT training. The IMT meets twice a semester for training and to review campus emergency plans.
After the initial notification, the IMT may issue subsequent notifications to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus community via posts on the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/kenaipeninsulacollege, announcements on the KPC website www.kpc.alaska.edu, and/or recordings on the KPC Class Cancellation Line 262-0302. Residence Life staff may post flyers at the entrance to residence halls, the front door of each apartment, and/or the entrance to each apartment door and/or stairwell that is affected by the emergency. Likewise, IMT members may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency or walk around campus and make verbal announcements. The College Director and Marketing & Public Relations Director may also disseminate information to the larger Kenai community via local radio stations and/or the electronic bulletin board on the highway.
In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus needs to be evacuated, the IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of a campus-wide evacuation, on campus residents would be asked to stay with relatives or friends that live in or around Soldotna. If on campus residents do not have local relatives or friends off campus, University Housing will coordinate alternative housing for on campus residents. In the event of an emergency, the IMT may ask everyone to shelter-in-place.
The Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus plans annual fire evacuation drills in the autumn and lockdown drills during the winter. In coordination with one of these drills, the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus will send an email to the campus community that contains a link to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus emergency plans. Summaries of the emergency plans are also handed out annually to students and employees during these drills. In addition, summaries of the emergency plans are posted in each classroom. The Director of Student Services at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus maintains a description of each drill at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, including the date and time of each exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
BUILDING ACCESS, SAFETY, AND MAINTENANCE
The Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus is accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday; and 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on those Saturdays when classes or workshops are in session. Campus is typically closed on Sundays, though they may be opened for special events, such as concerts. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. The campus is closed to all but employees for University observed holidays.
Campus maintenance personnel maintain the security of all campus buildings by unlocking exterior doors in the morning and securing exterior doors at the designated closing time. Designated employees have electronic keys which allow access to the campus after hours. Guardian Security makes routine patrols through the campus parking lots and conducts checks of the exterior doors during the night.
Campus maintenance personnel respond to all requests for repairs.
Kenai Peninsula College-Kenai River campus provides housing for up to 92 students in an apartment-style residence hall. The residence hall is secured 24 hours a day and is only accessible to residential students who have been issued an authorized key card. The residence hall remains locked at all times and requires the authorized key card to gain entry into the building. The same key card grants students access to their apartments as well as their assigned bedroom.
Guests are welcome in the apartments and residence halls provided a resident accompanies them at all times. Guests in the residence halls may use the house phone to call their host for an escort from the main lobby to their host's suite. Hosts are responsible for checking in their guests at the residence hall front desk. All guests must present a valid from of identification (government issued) listing their date of birth, a photo ID, and card identification number.
Individuals may contact Residence Life staff with questions, concerns, or to submit work orders for smoke detectors, locks, or other safety issues by calling the Office of Residence Life at 262-0256 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or the Resident Assistant on Duty at 262-0256 during non-business hours.
Students are prohibited from possessing firearms, explosives, and concealed weapons while inside any college building. The list of contraband weapons includes firearms, handguns, paintball guns, swords, tasers, crossbows, bows and arrows and any knives with blades longer than five inches, except for kitchen knives. Explosives, fireworks, and incendiaries of any kind (other than safety flares) are not permitted on University property. Kenai Peninsula College does not provide weapon storage for these items and they are prohibited inside the residence hall.
SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS
Students are provided safety information during New Student Orientation that is conducted on campus and also available through the Kenai Peninsula College website. On the Kenai River campus, they are also introduced to the Evening Coordinator, who provides a Student Services staff presence on the campus from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday during the academic periods. This individual is available to escort students to their cars or deal with any other security matter that arises after hours.
On the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, approximately 25 staff and faculty are members of the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT). They have been trained First Aid and CPR and ar equipped with identifying vests and emergency radios. They provide a first response in the event of an injury or other emergency on campus. The CERT received certification training in May 2010. New members are trained as necessary.
Fire drill evacuations are conducted annually in academic buildings and once a semester in the residence halls, as are lock-down drills. In addition, Residence Life staff provides personal and community safety programs throughout each semester to residential students. Residential staff also explain safety procedures during mandatory floor meetings held twice a semester and written instructions are provided in the Residence Hall Handbook.
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