What to do in an Emergency

No emergency is ever the same therefore no single response can dictate how an emergency will be dealt with. Green River College will do everything within its power and resources to prevent the loss of life and property.


Minimum Guidelines

  • Always assess if anyone is injured and the severity of the injuries. Immediately call Campus Safety at 253-288-3350 or campus extension 3350 and/or call 911.
  • Provide traffic control assistance to enable emergency vehicles to respond.
  • Never speculate about the circumstances of an emergency.
  • Follow directions given by law enforcement or emergency response personnel.
  • Remain calm; keep each other informed as much as possible; reassure others.
  • Do not speak to the media; direct them to the Executive Director of College Relations/PIO, ext. 3600.
  • Closely monitor all communication channels to keep informed of developments, especially before traveling to campus.

Sample Action Plans for Potential Scenarios

  • Active shooter/armed intruder/shelter in place
  • Biological threat
  • Bomb threat
  • Campus closure/evacuation
  • Civil disturbance
  • Earthquake
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Hazardous materials
  • Public Health Threat
  • Severe weather
  • Structural failure
  • Suspicious package
  • Utility failure
  • Volcanic eruption

Contact Campus Safety

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: From any campus phone, dial 3350. All other phones 253-288-3350.

Safety Requests: safetydispatch@greenriver.edu

Director of Campus Safety & TransportationDerek Ronnfeldt