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Lockdown drills at Mohawk College this week

Annual lock-down drills will be held the first week of October at the Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses.

The 20-minute drills will put Mohawk’s emergency response plans to the test. Participation in the drills is mandatory for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Volunteer observers will be walking through the campuses during the drills to monitor response times.

What you need to do during the drill:

  • Immediately stop whatever you are doing and get to a place of safety either within the college or outside the campus.

  • If you are in a classroom, lab or office, turn off all lights, close the doors and remain silent.

  • If you are in an open area (ie. the gym at the David Braley Athletic & Recreation Centre, the Cummings Library or cafeteria), please find a place of safety elsewhere within the campus or leave the building.

  • If you are outside the campus, move away from the exits and do not congregate in large groups.

What not to do during the drill:

  • Continue teaching, doing class or project work, eating in the cafeteria or walking the halls.

  • Calling it a day and not returning to the college. Once the drill is over, it will return to business as usual at Mohawk.

During the drill, messages will also be sent on Mohawk’s new Security Alert Messenger service. If you have not yet registered your smartphone for instant text messages, please log on to SAM through the Mocomotion homepage.

While the lock-down drills may be an inconvenience, nothing is more important at Mohawk than your continued safety and well-being. Please take the drill seriously and respond as though your life depends on it.

If you have any questions or comments about the lockdown drill, please contact Alan Hayward, Mohawk’s Manager of Security and Parking, at alan.hayward@mohawkcollege.ca.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and participation during next week’s lockdown drills.

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