Emergencies at Lewis-Clark State College don't occur very often. However, everyone must be prepared and act properly when an emergency does occur. The Campus Security Department works with Building Evacuation Monitors and each building has an evacuation plan in place if such an event does occur. Staff members of Campus Security and other departments are trained and will respond accordingly when fire, bomb-threat, etc. does occur.
You have already taken the first step by reading this information. In addition you can (re)familiarize with your daily surroundings. Know the specific "ins and outs" unique to your work area (emergency routes out of the building; location of fire extinguishers, location of the nearest first-aid kit, alarm boxes). Review these pages every so often. In the event of an emergency, you probably won't have the time to read this! Encourage your co-workers, room-mates, and friends to become familiar with this information. Familiarity may one day save a life!
Campus Security in conjunction with the PDT program offers classes in campus safety and active shooter prevention. Please check for scheduled classes to attend or contact Security for individualized training.
All emergencies, day or night, should be directed to the Campus Security office whenever possible. Patrol officers are available 24-hours/day, 7 days a week. Department personnel will respond and initiate whatever action is necessary, including the notification of specific emergency services (Police, Ambulance, Fire). Campus Security will also determine the need to alert the administrative chain of command.
When reporting an emergency, crime, or suspicious activity, be prepared to provide a situation assessment which should include:
Remain calm and stay on the line until you are sure the emergency responders know where to find you and/or the emergency. Note: if you call Campus Security and/or (9) 911 from an LCSC phone, you must advise the officer/dispatcher where you are located. We have no way of knowing your location unless you tell us. know the name of the building you are in and the room number of the emergency. The Campus Security Department will convey this information to the appropriate emergency services.
Business/day time emergencies: (208) 792-2226 or ext. 2226 from an LCSC phone.
24 hours/day emergency phone: (208) 792-2815 or ext. 2815 from an LCSC phone.
Lewiston Police: (208) 746-0171 or (9)911
Lewiston Fire: (208) 743-3554 (non-emergency) or (9)911 (emergency)
Telephone: (208) 792-2211 (8 am to 5pm).
After hours call: YWCA Crisis Line at 746-9655 or 1-800-669-3176. You can also call St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Emergency room at 743-2511 or 1-800-678-2513.
We have so received a list from the Student Counseling Services office with National Help lines. Most are 800# and therefore free of long distance charges. However, there are a few that are across country. Call Student Counseling Services at 792-2211 for information on local chapters and/or self help groups.
DO NOT GO BACK FOR ANY REASON.