Emergency Response

What We Do

Our primary goal is to ensure the protection of life and campus property. We do this by maintaining the colleges Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), providing information, coordinating resources, and arranging training and preparations for a wide variety of emergencies that may occur on or near the Main, Wake, Schott and Cosmetology campuses. 

In the event of a major disaster, the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) may be activated. The EOC will be staffed by personnel identified in the EOP at a level dependent upon the emergency. Information to the campus community will be disseminated through various Emergency Notification System methods listed below. The District will coordinate, communicate and the integrate local, state and federal assets necessary to save lives, protect property and public health.

Who Is Involved

Emergency Response operates out of the Campus Safety department. The Director of Campus Safety & Emergency Response and the Vice President, Business Services lead an Emergency Response planning team, comprised of several members from Campus Safety, Information Technologies, Office of Communications and Business Services. The team supports the Presidents Policy Group in the event of a major emergency affecting the campus and works on mitigation strategies and recovery efforts from such emergencies.

PLANNING TEAM:

Vice President, Business Services
Director Security & Emergency Responce
Administrative Assistant III, Business Services
Telecommunications Specialist
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Extended Members may include:
Security Supervisor
Director Facilities 
Executive Director Marketing and Communications
Vice President Information Technologies
Facilities Supervisor
Hazardous Materials Consultant
Risk Manager
Director Academic Technology Support

Email us emergencyservices@sbcc.edu.

Response On Campus

The majority of the emergencies that take place on campus are medical which Campus Safety coordinates with Fire and Ambulance.  Santa Barbara Police will respond to all violent incidents including an active shooter on campus. Call 911 first if you have an emergency, provide as much detail as possible.  If 911 is called regarding a medical, dangerous or violent emergency it is important to call Campus Security Emergency, ext 2400 from a campus phone or (805) 730-4200.  Campus Safety will help direct emergency responders to the location of the incident. 

If you witness suspicious activity or have other concerns while on campus contact Security immediately dial ext 2400 from a campus phone or call (805) 730-4200.

Resources

Please click on the Menu + button at the top for additional information and resources.

Emergency Notification System

Information Shared via:
  • Campus Wide email to pipeline
  • SBCC.edu Website announcements 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • AlertU Text message notification (cell phone) 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • Speaker announcements (hardware in most buildings or hallways) 
  • Computer alerts (Network computers - must be turned on)
  • Phone speakers (Network phones)
  • Safety Marshal or Security evacuation (In person and/or buddy system evacuation procedure)

How We Share Information with the SBCC community:

Methods of SBCC communication (one or all methods may be utilized)
  • Campus Wide Email 
  • SBCC.edu Website 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • AlertU Text message notification (cell phone)
  • Computer screen alerts (Network computers only)
  • Speaker announcements (hardware in most buildings or hallways) 
  • Safety Marshal or Security evacuation (In person and/or buddy system evacuation)

Emergency Services:
emergencyservices@sbcc.edu

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Director, Campus Safety and Emergency Response
Erik Fricke
Office: Campus Security Office ECC 41
Office Phone: 2464
Email: fricke@sbcc.edu

Security Office:
(805) 730-2264

Emergency Phone Line:
(805) 730-4200

Vice President, Business Services
Lyndsay Maas
Office: A121
Office Phone: 3094
Email: lmmaas@sbcc.edu

Office Hours: 
8am to 4pm Monday-Friday