Public Safety will notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. Emergencies may range from inclement weather, hazardous spills, to a major earthquake that causes building evacuations to campus closures. The College has a variety of tools to communicate with the public in the event of these and other possible emergencies.
The web site is updated with information during actual emergencies or campus closures.
Rave Mobile Safety
The College contracts with a third party vendor, Rave Mobile Safety, which provides the technological ability to send text messages to members of the campus community. Only text messages about emergencies and messages used periodically to test the system are sent. Any data provided to the vendor by the College is protected by contractual arrangements. Registration is necessary in order to receive emergency alerts. Please go to https://www.GetRave.com/login/Redwoods and use the "Register" button on the top right portion of the registration page to create an account. During the registration process you can elect to add additional information, such as office phone, home phone, cell phone, and personal email.
Campus Intercom System
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The VoIP system will be used for emergencies when the evacuation alarm system cannot be sounded as in a "shooter/intruder" on campus situation. It will also be used to provide information when other emergencies or incidents occur.
College Group E-mail
During emergencies, College of the Redwoods sends an "urgent" group e-mail to every student and faculty and staff member when the email address is provided. The message directs individuals to the emergency web site for additional information and instructions.
Public Safety Patrol Car Announcements
Public Safety patrol cars are equipped with public address systems that officers can use to provide instructions to pedestrians during emergencies.