Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Information

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides a comprehensive emergency notification and evacuation system to ensure the safety of students, staff, and faculty.

The district uses an Emergency Notification System to send alerts via text, cell, and email, ensuring that everyone receives timely instructions during emergencies.

It is the responsibility of every faculty and staff member to read, understand and familiarize themselves with the Emergency Management Plan and Evacuation Procedures.

Download Emergency Notification & Evacuation Quick Reference

 In An Emergency 

If an emergency occurs on the Grossmont or Cuyamaca college campuses, numerous methods will be used to communicate information.

To receive emergency messaging via cell phone, land line phone, and e-mail:

  • Employees, make sure your phone numbers are up to date in Workday
  • Students make sure your contact information is accurate in the student information system.

 When Calling 9-1-1 

  1. Give your name.
  2. Give your extension number.
  3. Give building name and room number or other specific location.
  4. Describe the condition clearly and accurately.
  5. DON'T HANG UP! Let the person you are talking to end the conversation; other information may be needed.

 Be Prepared 

  • Review evacuation maps for your campus: Cuyamaca Evacuation Map  |  Grossmont Evacuation Map
  • Know your building’s floor plan and exit routes.
  • Participate in fire drills and safety training programs.
  • Know the location of, and go directly to, an evacuation point.
  • Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and fire alarm.
  • Keep a flashlight and emergency radio nearby.
  • Prepare yourself and your family at home so they know what to do if you are involved in an emergency, including where to go and how to cope until you’re able to get home.

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