Emergency Response Plan
This document constitutes the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for Sarah Lawrence College. The plan serves as a guide for handling campus emergencies and disasters through the effective use of available personnel and resources. While it is impossible to produce a document that is all-inclusive, this plan addresses the most common emergencies and those that are most likely to occur in the future. The plan identifies departments and individuals that are directly responsible for emergency response and critical support services and it provides a management structure for coordinating and deploying essential resources. It attempts to place SLC in a proactive position to protect students, staff, faculty and visitors in case of an emergency or disaster. Lastly, it enhances the college’s ability to quickly return to normal operations after an interruption in services.
All faculty, students and staff members should familiarize themselves with it. Since this college plan provides broad guidelines and procedures, it is imperative that individual college departments, residence halls and other units create their own internal emergency response plans for situations that may develop. If you have any questions concerning this college plan or the formulation of your own plan, please call The SLC Director of Public Safety & Security, Larry Hoffman, at extension 2384.
If you have an emergency situation dial 2222, which is the Westlands Desk Emergency Line. You can also call 911 to connect directly to Yonkers Police if needed. Give Westland’s Desk all the pertinent information. Westland’s Desk will also call 911. If you have a cell phone call 914-395-2222 to reach Westland’s Desk. You can call 911 directly, but remember to call 2222 immediately after doing so. Emergency telephones are located at various locations around the campus. These phones connect you directly, without dialing, to Westlands Desk 24 hours a day. The SLC Public Safety and Security Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your assistance and safety.
It is essential that the SLC Public Safety and Security Department be notified of an emergency. Security personnel are dispatched to meet responding external emergency personnel in order to quickly bring them to the location of an emergency. In addition, security personnel have as part of their emergency medical equipment an automated external defibrillator. In administering emergency care to someone whose heart has stopped beating or has an irregular beat, it is essential that the automated external defibrillator be utilized as quickly as possible.