Emergency Exercise

Emergency Exercise

On Monday, June 30, 2014, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Kapi‘olani Community College will be conducting a functional exercise.  This exercise is being held in compliance with one of the performance measures of the federal Clery Act – to validate processes set forth in the campus emergency and evacuation plan.

The scenario will include a building evacuation.  In conjunction with the functional exercise, the fire alarm system will be activated in one of the campus buildings.  There will be an actual, audible alarm sounded and you may hear a series of tones outdoors.  If you are in that building, you will be evacuated; adjacent buildings may also be asked to evacuate. For your own safety, we ask that you fully cooperate with staff and walk through the entire evacuation drill.  Do not re-enter the building until given official instructions.  This exercise should not take more than 15 minutes.

During this part of the exercise, the campus community will be provided with “test/exercise” information through the UH Alert System (both SMS/text and emergency email broadcast), through any outdoor loudspeakers, or through person-to-person staff communication.  If this were an actual event, you would receive specific and detailed information on what is happening, where it is happening, and what to do.

All members of the Kapi‘olani Community College campus community are encouraged to sign up to receive emergency SMS/text and emergency email broadcast alerts (if you have not already done so).  To sign up, log in at http://www.hawaii.edu/alert and select the appropriate campus or campuses and the type of message you want to receive.  You can also send a test message from the website. If you have any further questions, send an email to em-info@lists.hawaii.edu.