Be Safe @ SLCC

Crosswalk Safety:

Did you know that crosswalks on Campus are considered “school” crosswalks and therefore you must stop on both sides of the street if there’s a pedestrian in the crosswalk? This is a picture of a school crosswalk marking:

This is a picture of a normal crosswalk where you are required to stop only on the side of the street where the pedestrian is:

In a recent pedestrian safety operation, we noticed 53 crosswalk violations on or around Redwood Campus. Don’t forget to look up from your phone and be aware of your surroundings when you’re crossing the road. Distractions in the vehicle contributed to many of the drivers not even seeing the pedestrian in the street. Stay alert!

Winter Driving Tips:

If you drive a vehicle that is on the lighter side, consider putting some sandbags in the trunk to give you some extra weight during the snowy months.

Check your tires!

Slow down!

Remember when pulling into parking spaces that ice can cause your tires to slip and slide into the vehicle next to you.

Clear off your windshield and hood completely before driving.

Keep a small shovel in your vehicle as well as a 72 hour kit.

Update your roadside assistance pack to include: Flashlight, flares, hand warmers, gloves, cones or triangles, all tire changing equipment, and jumper cables.

Now is the time of year when people leave their vehicle running to “warm it up” and then their car is stolen. Don’t fall victim to this crime! 

Evacuation on Campus:

• How am I notified to evacuate?
Fire Alarm, Supervisor, Building Marshal, or First Responder such as Public Safety or Fire personnel, a message from the college emergency alert system, or hear it on a Talk-a-phone located in most buildings.
• What if I know it’s just a drill?
Regardless of how you are notified, you must leave the building upon notification of an evacuation. It is a state law.

• What do I take with me?

If your personal belongings (keys, purse, cell phone, medication) are immediately available, take them. But do not delay evacuation. If you have your assigned 72 Hour kit or other emergency bag/kit, take it too. If you are a CERT* member, don your vest and hat and take your CERT bag. Someone in your department area should grab your Department Emergency Packet.

• Where do I go?

Leave the building through the nearest and safest exit, turn off the lights/close the door. If your department deals with money or sensitive records a decision must be made internally whether or not to lock the doors upon evacuation. Do not use the elevators. If you are an individual with physical impairments that prevent you from exiting your building via stairs, contact ask the Building Marshal, CERT members in green hardhats, others in the building, or law enforcement to assist. Once outside go to the Evacuation Assembly Point (EAP). To find your campus EAP visit the college website at (If that specific area is inaccessible, gather together with your co-workers at least 100’ from the building.) Always follow the direction of first responders. In the absence of a first responder follow the direction of a CERT* member. Make sure you are out of the way of incoming first responders’ vehicles and their equipment. Supervisors should immediately account for all of the employees under their responsibility. If a person is missing, notify a first responder or CERT. Do not re-enter the building to look for them.

• When can I go back inside?

Do not go back inside the building until you receive permission from a first responder or college official to do so, even if the alarms have been turned off.