The Emergency Communication System at Trent consists of audio announcements on building speaker systems and text announcements on Trent VoIP phones, Trent imaged computer pop-ups, digital signs and a message on the new Alertus app.
Campus Security will activate the Emergency Communication System as soon as they are advised of a violent intruder on campus. If you witness a violent intruder or hear a violent intruder announcement, you should:
Evacuate: leave the building or campus if you can do so safely and get to a safe place where you can take cover. Call 911 and provide as much information as possible, then call Campus Security at 705-748-1333 so they can initiate an emergency broadcast and assist police responders.
Barricade: i.e. LOCKDOWN; If you cannot escape, find a room that you can secure. You may have to leave the one you are currently in. Close doors and blinds, turn off lights and silence mobile devices that might signal your presence. Secure the door by locking, tying or barricading to deter the intruder. Do not let anyone in unless advised that it is safe to do so by the Emergency Communication System or a uniformed police officer.
Defend: formulate a plan to incapacitate the intruder(s) if they enter your space. Being committed to defending yourself by any means available will increase your chances of survival.
At all times, follow the instructions and answer the questions of law enforcement personnel. Show them empty hands and do not run towards them. They will keep moving past you to find the intruder. Police officers are trained to respond to a hostile intruder by entering the building immediately and proceeding to the area where the incident is unfolding. They will move quickly and directly. Early in the incident, they may not be able to rescue people because their main goal will be to neutralize the suspect. Please try to remain as calm as possible during any such incident and obey the officers’ directives so as not to interfere with police operations. A rescue team is formed shortly after the first responding officers enter the building; they will be the officers who help get everyone out of the building safely.
Please take a moment to view the video “Shooter on Campus: Know you can survive” put out by Campus Alberta. Please note that the content may be disturbing to some viewers.
For more information on campus violence and what you can do about it, view the Violence and Harassment Policy