​Incident Commander (IC): The one person in charge during an emergency. The Incident Commander will be the most qualified content expert present for the incident.

​College Emergency Response Team (CERT): College employees who have volunteered and received emergency management training. CERT members convey instructions from the IC and operate under the authority of the location’s chief executive officer.

Intruder Lockdown: Immediate threat at location. Person(s) at location intent on causing harm to others. If not at location, stay clear.

Police Activity Lockdown: Potential threat near the location (example: robbery suspect being chased by police in area). If not at location, stay clear.

Severe Weather Warning: Immediate threat of severe weather that requires taking immediate cover (example: tornado spotted in location’s area).

Shelter-in-Place: Immediate threat of a “noncriminal” nature (examples: hazardous spill outside; gas leak in area; chemical, biological and radiological).

Emergency Evacuation: Incident requiring evacuation of the building (example: confirmed or suspected bomb in the building).

Campus Closing: Location closing due to weather, power outage, water main break, etc. To find out if a campus is closed, check the college website, social media or local news on TV.

Inclement Weather: College and campuses closing due to weather.

All Clear: This message is sent when the emergency condition is over. Threat or condition no longer exists.