Evacuation & Safe Areas
Safe Area Plan
Nashville State Community College has an evacuation and safe area plan in place at each campus.
The Police and Security Department monitor all weather situations. In the event of a tornado warning within five miles of the college's campus the NSCC alarm system will be activated. Emergency Team Members have been assigned to all buildings and will ensure that all building occupants are notified.
In the event of a safe-area situation (i.e., tornado), the following message will be heard: "May I have your attention please! The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather warning for our area."
When this announcement is issued, everyone must calmly walk to a predesignated "Safe Area" and remain until the "All Clear" message is issued.
Always Be Prepared
Nashville State monitors the weather for tornado activity, but you can download free weather apps that can warn you of tornado watches and/or warnings. If you sign up for RAVE, we may also send weather related information to you.
Here are some useful tips that can help you:
- Stay away from windows and other loose breakable objects that could become flying debris.
- Stay near interior walls.
- It's best to always have a flashlight in your backpack/purse/briefcase.
- In the event of a tornado, do NOT pull a fire alarm.
- Be aware of safe areas for all the buildings on campus. In most cases, those areas will be the lowest possible floor of your building. If you have a question or your building is not listed, call the Police and Security Department at 615-353-3273 or ask a police/security officer at your respective campus.
- Upon hearing the Severe Weather Warning message, everyone should proceed to assigned shelter areas without delay.
Staff & Faculty
- All staff and faculty members should discuss Safe Area locations with your students/coworkers prior to the time a warning is issued. Prior planning will reduce panic and increase the likelihood for successful outcomes.
- Faculty: Please plan ahead for assignments/classroom work in case your class is interrupted for any unforeseeable event.
- Leaving Campus: Any employee who whishes to leave campus during a tornado warning should first check with their supervisor. It must be understood that people who leave campus are required to take either annual leave or unpaid leave – and are responsible for themselves.
There are different reasons why a building may need to be evacuated. An evacuation message will be issued over the intercom and may also be joined by a RAVE message. Evacuation maps are posted in classrooms and at various locations throughout campus.
In the event of an evacuation, each department head is to make sure their sure is clear before leaving. Each department head is to designate an alternate in case they are not available. Teachers are to do the same for their classroom.
Evacuation and Safe Area Maps
- White Bridge Campus
- Southeast Campus
- North Davidson Campus
- Clarksville Campus
- Humphreys County Campus