Monday – June 17, 2019
Severe Weather Drills
In anticipation of the upcoming severe weather season, the Department of Pubic Safety has scheduled severe weather drills during the week of April 17th. These dates coincide with Wisconsin's Statewide Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week." Please mark your calendars with the following drill dates:
Severe Weather Drills
Mequon Campus - Monday, April 17, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
Oak Creek Campus - Tuesday, April 18, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
Milwaukee Campus - Wednesday, April 19, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
West Allis Campus - Thursday, April 20, 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
Education Center at Walker's Square - Thursday, April 20, 9:30 am and 6:30 pm
Drills will be conducted one building at a time and should be completed in approximately 10 minutes. If severe weather is forecast for your campus on the scheduled day, drills will be rescheduled and additional information will be shared with you.
In preparation of the upcoming drills and severe weather season, we ask that you review evacuation guidelines and procedures, starting on page 13 of the District Emergency Procedures Guide:
The following severe weather shelter areas are also listed in the guide:
Main building - 1st floor interior corridors between A110 and A141
Child Care Center - Public Restroom A215 and A217
Oak Creek Campus
Academic Wing - 1st floor interior corridors between A146 and A130 & between A119 and A124
Aviation - West side of room 111 away from doors and windows and stairwell
B wing - Interior corridors between B135-B125, between B154-B165 & between B116-B102
ECAM - B wing interior corridors between B135-B137
Child Care Center -B122 (public restroom)
West Allis Campus
Main building - 1st floor interior corridor between 162-138
A building - Interior corridors between A107-A110
Child Care Center - Interior childcare restrooms
A building - 1st floor tunnel, near A101
Bookstore - Loading dock and interior restrooms
C building - 1st floor west corridor, 2nd floor south and center corridors, 3rd floor south and center corridors
FH building - Basement
H building - 1st floor west and north corridors and Dental Hygiene locker rooms
Main building - Basement and gym
S building - Stairwells 1, 2, 3, and 4 to the lowest level possible
T building - Basement tunnel from T to Main building, 1st floor corridor north end
Child Care Center - Interior childcare restrooms and H Bldg 2nd floor public restrooms
HEC building - West corridors and interior classrooms
East side of 1st floor
Please review the above list and locate the designated shelter for each building that you may occupy while on campus. Plan ahead by determining your evacuation routes to these shelters.
If you occupy a room that can be designated as a shelter, please contact Public Safety to have it evaluated.
We look forward to your comments or questions, as well as any feedback you may have after the drills.
Lock Down Drills
The Public Safety Department will be conducting daytime and evening lock down drills at all four campuses on the following dates:
Mequon Campus - Monday, February 19, 2018 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pmWest Allis Campus - Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
Education Center at Walker's Square - Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:15 am and 6:15 pm
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 9:00am & 6:00pm(includes HEC)
Oak Creek Campus - Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm
The purpose of these drills is to reinforce and practice MATC's lock down procedures.
A lock down is a form of evacuation that controls or limits movement on campus. Lock downs are most commonly associated with an "active shooter" situation, but they can also be used in other emergency situations on or around the campus.
Drills should take no more than 15-20 minutes per building/campus. When a lock down announcement is made over the mass notification system, we ask that faculty, staff and students follow these procedures:
- Stay in your current location or take refuge in the nearest safe location.
- If it is safe to do, gather anyone stranded in the corridors into your classroom or office.
- Lock, secure or barricade doors and windows.
- Turn off lights, computer monitors, silence cell phones, etc.
- Assist others, as appropriate.
- Get out of sight, away from doors/windows or behind/under furniture.
- Remain calm and quiet.
- After the door has been closed and locked, DO NOT open it.
- Monitor campus communication systems for further information or instructions.
- Stay in your safe place until the all clear announcement has been given, or your current location becomes unsafe.
Additional Lock Down Safety Tips:
- Plan ahead by discussing procedures with students, faculty and staff before a drill or emergency. You can also attend a lock down workshop that will be offered prior to the drills.
- Whenever possible, keep doors in a locked position. Prop doors open for access, so they can be quickly closed in the event of an emergency.
- Public Safety, Student Accommodations and Human Resources are available to help with creating personal plans for anyone who may need additional assistance during a campus evacuation.
- During drills, we practice "locking down" which is a way to hide and barricade yourself in safety. In an actual emergency, students, faculty and staff will have to decide what is the best option given the circumstances. Other options include, running to escape the building or defending yourself. Please review the new District Emergency Procedures Guide for procedures for more information.
MATC Department of Public Safety