Folsom Lake College is committed to maintaining a safe campus environment and supporting an ongoing comprehensive safety program. Our faculty and staff are trained to respond to any number of incidents. The Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) employs sworn police officers who are California P.O.S.T (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified and are responsible for protecting life and property on district-owned campuses. The Los Rios Community College District has excellent working relationships with emergency and law enforcement agencies in our communities.
What can you do? All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to exercise a sense of personal responsibility for their own safety and the well-being of others.
College Safety Resources
This FLC group seeks to provide more proactive support to students who have been identified as potentially at risk. They review student issues that warrant an action plan but are not disciplinary in nature. View the Action Steps for Students of Concern (PDF) and/or submit the Behavioral Intervention Referral Form.
Outdoor emergency telephones are strategically located throughout the campuses. These phones are marked and easily identified by a blue light. When accessed, these emergency telephones will automatically connect the caller to the Los Rios Police Communications Center. The locations of blue emergency phones are noted on campus maps.
A central location from which the college can provide strategic interdepartmental coordination and executive decision making in support of emergency response, and ensuring the continuity of operation of the college. View the EOC Organizational Chart (PDF).
ERNI is a computer desktop tool a user can activate by double-clicking on the icon when they are in a situation that prevents them from safely calling the Los Rios Police Department for help. For more information, view ERNI (PDF).
What is an evacuation?
Emergency evacuation is the immediate and rapid movement of people away from the threat or actual occurrence of a hazard. Examples: bomb threat, fire, flood, civil disturbances, toxic material releases, radiological and biological accidents, workplace violence. In some situations it may be better to shelter in place as directed by Emergency Personnel or College Officials.
What is this process designed to do?
This process is designed to establish a basic self-help protocol for emergency evacuations within each campus building.
How will I be notified of an evacuation?
The notification to evacuate may come from: Los Rios Alert System: This system will notify you by various means such as email, cell phone, and/or text message Building Alarm System: Fire alarms Los Rios Police, Other Emergency Responders, or College/District Supervisor or Manager
- Leave the building by the nearest safe exit and alert others to do the same.
- Stay calm and exit in an orderly fashion. Do not use elevators.
- Be prepared to assist with the evacuation of persons with disabilities.
- Once outside of the building, report to the safest designated assembly area (see attached map for locations).
- Whenever possible, keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel.
- Do not return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by an authorized official (police, fire, or College/District Supervisor or Manager).
The Los Rios Police Department employs California P.O.S.T (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified sworn police officers who are responsible for protecting life and property at all locations within the Los Rios Community College District. The college and district have excellent working relationships with emergency and law enforcement agencies serving our communities.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Training is an integrated emergency management system that is a comprehensive national approach to incident management during an emergency. By having employees understand this system, then we can be better prepared to establish and sustain the level of capability necessary to execute a wide range of incident management operations during an emergency.
In the event of a serious emergency or local area disaster, Los Rios will provide critical information to students and employees via the Los Rios Alert system. Emergency alerts are issued via text, phone call, and email.
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Use the RAVE Guardian Safety App (download for free on the App Store and Google Play) to receive important campus notifications, communicate with campus safety, and gain access to campus safety information, a safety timer, text crime reporting, and a mobile duress button. With the Rave Guardian app you can call or text the Los Rios Police Department, access emergency procedure information, and utilize the Never Walk Alone feature that allows you tell people you trust where you are during your trip, and when you arrive safely.