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Emergency Preparation

Pomona College is prepared to respond to emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If a major emergency occurs, the Executive Staff and the Emergency Response Team will direct the College’s emergency response. Specially trained response and support teams will be activated. These include community care, medical, and search and rescue teams.

The College’s highest priority is the safety and well-being of the community’s students, faculty and staff. To this end, Pomona College has developed a comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, regularly trains for various emergencies, and holds regular emergency and evacuation drills.

You can help ensure that the College community is as prepared as possible by being familiar with the information in the Pomona College Emergency Brochure [pdf] , making sure that your contact information (phone number and email) is up-to-date in the Connect-ED database and participating in all College emergency drills. You should also assemble a small personal “go bag,” which could include extra glasses, contact lens solution, any necessary medication, and list of emergency family phone numbers.

In the event of an emergency situation, emergency alerts will be relayed to the Pomona College community as quickly as possible through Connect-ED, the Campus Public Alert System and the College’s emergency websites. Updates and directions will be provided as information becomes available through Connect-ED and the emergency websites.

Adequate planning saves lives and reduces suffering, by enabling individuals to respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.