Faculty Handbook

Emergency Contacts

If the situation . . .

Then . . .

is life threatening or a serious crime is in progress,

call 911* FIRST, then contact campus Public Safety at 411 or(541) 926-6855 so an officer can provide first aid/CPR and/or meet the ambulance or police and direct them.

will not require urgent response from outside emergency responders,

call campus Public Safety. (Report non-emergency matters needing immediate attention to your dean/director or appropriate administrator.)

  • Ambulance, Fire, Police Emergency
  • Albany Fire Department (non-emergency).
    (541) 917-7700
  • Albany General Hospital
    (541) 812-4000
  • Campus Public Safety 
    (541) 917-4440 or 4440
  • After hours
     (541) 926-6855 or ext. 411

Public Safety phones that ring directly to campus Public Safety without dialing are located: outside the Activity Center (and one inside near the Weight Room); outside the Family Resource Center; outside Red Cedar Hall; outside White Oak Hall;  and inside McKenzie Hall, Calapooia Center, South Santiam Hall, Industrial Arts, and Madrone Hall.

  • Northwest Natural Gas
  • Poison Control Center

Police (non-emergency)

  • Albany Police
    (541) 917-7680
  • Benton County Sheriff
    (541) 766-6858
  • Linn County Sheriff
    (541) 967-3950
  • Oregon State Police

*When calling 911 or 9-911 from a campus telephone, LBCC’s phone system is programmed to also call the Public Safety officer's phone so that they are immediately aware of the emergency. This can temporarily sound like you have reached 911 and then been cut off. Please be patient - the line will clear and you will then be speaking to both the 911 operator and our Public Safety officer. If you use a cell phone to call 911, please also call our Public Safety office at (541) 917-4441 or (541) 926-6855.



Emergency Procedures

It is expected faculty complete the required trainings each year and know the current Event Specific Plans for campus. The Albany campus has an audible alarm system which can be used to address the entire campus, or individual buildings, if an emergency occurs. Designated managers have mobile radios to allow them to receive information and provide appropriate leadership.

At the beginning of each term:

  • Instruct the class on safe evacuation procedures and the location of the evacuation assembly site. Note:The south portion of 2nd floor, North Santiam Hall should use the skywalk to exit the building. The north portion of 2nd floor, North Santiam Hall should use the back
  • If there are students with mobility impairment, privately ask them if they need assistance during an emergency. Encourage them to create a personal emergency plan with the Center for Accessibility Resources. Explain where the evacutracs are located (near the fountain staircase and at the top of the stairs between Red Cedar Hall and Madrone buildings). Plan how you will provide assistance to them during an emergency.

ZERO TOLERANCE: The College has a Zero Tolerance policy for weapons and any form of workplace violence. If you have reason to believe someone has a weapon, or violence is occurring or may be about to occur, quietly withdraw from the area, go to a safe area, and contact the police at 911 and campus Public Safety, ext. 411 (from a campus phone) or (541) 926-6855. Do not attempt to intervene. Try to clear the area of bystanders if it is safe to do so.



In Case of Emergency

Employees who become aware of an event, situation, or condition that poses an imminent threat to health, lives, or safety of individuals should immediately call 911, then call the Campus Public Safety Office at (541) 917-4440, Ext. 411, or 4440, or directly call the officer on duty at (541) 926-6855. On evenings and weekends, call Campus Safety at (541) 917-6855.If not an imminent danger, contact Public Safety first to assess the situation.

If time permits, employees may want to notify their immediate supervisor and/or other appropriate LBCC personnel. While on the scene, the highest-ranking employee should be in charge until relieved by an administrator, Public Safety, or emergency personnel.

If safe to do so, the employee should secure the area until a Public Safety officer arrives. However, employees should not place themselves at additional physical risk.

After Public Safety has arrived, the employee should wait for additional emergency responders (police officer, EMT's, Fire Department, etc.) to provide his/her report about the situation unless directed by Public Safety to leave the scene.

In any situation where the police, emergency medical personnel, and/or fire departments are involved, they will share command of the event with LBCC's Incident Command staff. College administration will be notified of the incident/emergency.

Refer all media contacts to Institutional Advancement at (541) 917-4209. Do not respond to questions from the press; encourage staff and students to not directly contact the news media.

NOTE: Individuals needing evacuation assistance should notify their instructor or supervisor. On a regular basis, instructors and supervisors should familiarize themselves with the needs of any student or employee who may require assistance in an emergency.