Preparing for emergencies & severe weather
Be sure you're signed up for Titan Alerts, Eastern Florida State College's Emergency Alert Notification system that delivers reliable text and email messages anytime there's an emergency on campus or threatening weather that poses a safety concern. EFSC students, faculty and staff should log into the myEFSC portal and click the Titan Alerts link to review and update your contact information. UCF students, faculty and staff impacted by Brevard regional campuses at EFSC can also sign up for alerts.
Also respond as directed to emergency messages delivered through our telephone system's reverse calling feature which can send audio alerts to the telephone speaker right in your classroom or office.
If you receive an emergency notification, always follow the alert's instructions, such as to stay where you are, lock doors or evacuate to a designated area. During an emergency, also expect to interact with campus security and local law enforcement agencies. Follow their orders, which are designed to keep you safe.
Review Our Emergency Plan
Faculty, staff and students should refer to the College's Emergency Management Response Plan to prepare themselves for addressing potential disasters at the College. The document covers multiple and diverse scenarios, including weather emergencies, criminal incidents and utility failures.
We also want you to be prepared at home and know that many have not prepared their most valuable resources, their own family, for potential disasters. Getting ready is not difficult and it could help you and your family survive a serious disaster. Review our hurricane season preparedness tips and other emergency related links on this page for valuable information to help you prepare your family and possessions for potential disasters.
Fire is the most common disaster faced at work. Knowing safe practices and techniques for safely evacuating an area on fire is essential to reducing the chance of being injured. The College's procedures for responding to a fire are covered in the Emergency Management Response Plan.
Safe Evacuation Techniques
- Upon activating or hearing a fire alarm, leave the building.
- If there is smoke, crawl underneath it.
- Always use the stairs and not the elevator.
- Feel doors before opening.
- Close doors behind you as a firewall.
- Make sure you keep your work area neat and clean.
- Do not plug more than two pieces of equipment into an electrical outlet.
- Do not use space heaters at work.
- Place trash in waste containers.
Receive text and email messages through our Emergency Alert Notification system. EFSC students, faculty and staff should log into the myEFSC portal and click the Titan Alerts link to update contact information. UCF students, faculty and staff impacted by Brevard regional campuses at EFSC can also sign up for partner alerts.