In terms of emergency response, AACC’s national model fully integrates with local, state and national emergency service providers. Our plan fits very well with emergency responders who might be called to our college community. We have similar goals and employ the same terminology in managing our events. Our model is very flexible and can adapt to varying situations and allows for management of multiple situations. We practice and prepare in concert with Anne Arundel County’s Office of Emergency Management. Please know that as a result of the resources at AACC, we are a potential resource to Anne Arundel County.
Guidance for surviving an active shooter situation
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Courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security and the City of Houston, Texas.
Using our model, AACC’s decision makers and critical incident management team members can be quickly assembled to respond to, and manage, emergencies that might occur on campus. Our plan allows for both internal and external resources critical to success in emergency management. In addition, there is a companion focus on ensuring the business continuation of education services at AACC.
Our security procedures are situational dependent. We make these decisions based on daily information from worldwide intelligence services and membership in meetings with our counterparts in the local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency services communities.
In addition, our Public Safety Department receives daily briefings from the Anne Arundel County Police Department Intelligence Section.
AACC enjoys a team of professionals participating in emergency preparedness and management. However, as committed as these people are, you too have a critical role in ensuring our success. We invite you to view the FAQ available and begin partnering with all of us to ensure our safety.