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Campus Safety

Utility Failure

Utility failures can occur at any time. The most common utility failures experienced at the college are electrical power outages that are usually brief and generally do not disrupt activities for more than a few moments at any given time. In the event of a major or potential danger to members of the college community, all or part of the college will be closed. Employees are not to leave the campus until authorized to do so by an authorized administrator or Sheriff’s personnel. If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lights or evacuate the building. Provide assistance to students, visitors and staff in your immediate area.

Electrical/Light Failure:

Most campus buildings are equipped with an emergency lighting system designed to provide enough illumination in corridors and stairs for safe exiting. In the event of electrical failure, call Facilities Administration at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2410 or 2441. A representative will notify the Sheriff’s Department when assistance in evacuating an area is needed. If an administration representative is not available contact the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-4005. Give your name, location, and department and advise them of the situation. If you are in an unlit area, proceed cautiously to an area that has emergency lights or evacuate the building. Provide assistance to students, visitors and staff in your immediate area.

Elevator Failure:

All elevators are equipped with emergency alarms. Stay calm. Use the intercom telephone or the emergency button. College personnel will be dispatched to the elevator for assistance.

Plumbing Failure/Flooding:

Cease using all electrical equipment, vacate the area and call Facilities Administration at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2410 or 2444. If unavailable contact Sheriff’s Department #3 or (323) 953-4005.

Ventilation:

If smoke or burning smells come from the ventilation system, vacate the area and immediately call the Sheriff’s Department at #3 or (323) 953-2911.

Telephone System Failure:

Should a telephone instrument become inoperable during the course of the routine workday send a Work Request by e-mail to IT (Information Technology), AD107 at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2049.

Should college telephones become inoperable during an emergency situation such as that associated with an earthquake, a number communication has been established. When dispatching a runner, the primary point of contact should be the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) (President’s Office, AD214) In the event the President’s Office is damaged; temporary EOC will be established at a location to be determined.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911