Emergency Notifications

Each campus uses various forms of communication as indicated below. Recognizing the high number of part time employees, adjunct instructors and turnover among students in our college community, emergency communication will be in plain language rather than code. Each classroom, office, or work area is equipped with a "flip chart" style Emergency Response Guide (ERG), which lists the most common types of emergencies alphabetically and provides clear, bulleted and step-by-step guidance on what specific actions to take during any one particular emergency.

Centennial Campus:

All PPCC campuses, staff, students and faculty, are served by the Connect –Ed emergency mass notification system. Persons are invited to sign up, at no cost, through the college web site at www.ppcc.edu/alert. The Mass Emergency Notification system allows the college to send emergency messages to its entire community via e-mail, text (SMS), and / or voice mail to users’ cell and / home phones. Users, however, must subscribe and "opt in" to the service. Standard text messaging costs may apply. Connect Ed messages are broadcast at the direction of any member of the Policy Group or Director of Public Safety or any of their respective representatives. Connect – Ed messages are published and distributed by the ITSS Director or his representative.

Centennial Campus alarm system is also equipped with a public announcement system (PA) for Aspen, Breckenridge, Student Center and Faculty Offices Buildings. This system will be used to announce any event or emergency.

The Centennial Campus is also equipped with multiple strategically placed LCD television screens capable of broadcasting both "screen shot" and scrolling messages. When necessary and appropriate, the ITSS Director or his representative will update the messages to inform the college community of emergency situations.

Emergency messages will be communicated to the Child Development Center (CDC) by a Public Safety employee speaking with the Director or Manager of the CDC.

Emergency messages will be communicated to the Police Training Center /Firing Range (CDC) by a Public Safety employee speaking with on-duty personnel at the Center / Range.

Emergency messages will be communicated to the Grounds Shop by a Public Safety employee speaking with on-duty personnel at the Shop.

Rampart Range Campus:

All PPCC campuses, staff, students and faculty, are served by the Connect –Ed emergency mass notification system. Persons are invited to sign up, at no cost, through the college web site at www.ppcc.edu/alert. The Mass Emergency Notification system allows the college to send emergency messages to its entire community via e-mail, text (SMS), and / or voice mail to users’ cell and / home phones. Users, however, must subscribe and "opt in" to the service. Standard text messaging costs may apply. Connect Ed messages are broadcast at the direction of any member of the Policy Group or Director of Public Safety or any of their respective representatives. Connect – Ed messages are published and distributed by the ITSS Director or his representative.

The Rampart Range Campus alarm system is also equipped with a public announcement system (PA) for the Main Building. This system will be used to announce any event or emergency.

The Rampart Range Campus is also equipped with multiple strategically placed LCD television screens capable of broadcasting both "screen shot" and scrolling messages. When necessary and appropriate, the ITSS Director or his representative will update the messages to inform the college community of emergency situations.

Emergency messages will be communicated to the Child Development Center (CDC) by a Public Safety employee speaking with the Director or Manager of the CDC.

Emergency messages will be communicated to The Classical Academy (TCA) by a Public Safety employee speaking with on-duty personnel there.

Specific rooms and / or wings of the campus will be notified by designated college personnel, when reasonable to do so, going room to room to advise of the emergency.

The Downtown Studio Campus:

All PPCC campuses, staff, students and faculty, are served by the Connect –Ed emergency mass notification system. Persons are invited to sign up, at no cost, through the college web site at www.ppcc.edu/alert. The Mass Emergency Notification system allows the college to send emergency messages to its entire community via e-mail, text (SMS), and / or voice mail to users’ cell and / home phones. Users, however, must subscribe and "opt in" to the service. Standard text messaging costs may apply. Connect Ed messages are broadcast at the direction of any member of the Policy Group or Director of Public Safety or any of their respective representatives. Connect – Ed messages are published and distributed by the ITSS Director or his representative.

The Downtown Studio Campus is also equipped with one LCD television screen mounted in the Student Lounge capable of broadcasting both "screen shot" and scrolling messages. When necessary and appropriate, the ITSS Director or his representative will update the messages to inform the college community of emergency situations.

Specific rooms and/or wings of the campus will be notified by designated college personnel, when reasonable to do so, going room to room to advise of the emergency.