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  • Get ready for the Great Washington Shakeout Thurs., Oct. 18

    Dear Colleagues,

    The annual October event, The Great ShakeOut, has become part of the Shoreline Community College culture with staff, faculty, and students participating annually. This year’s shakeout event is on Thurs., Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m.

    The ShakeOut has been an excellent awareness tool for encouraging all departments on our campus to prepare for emergencies and disasters. This year, areas of the U.S. were severely impacted by hurricanes and wildfires, and our Pacific Northwest region can also be potentially impacted by a different natural hazard threat: earthquakes. So please remember to Drop, Cover, & Hold On.

    This year Shoreline Community College will be participating in this worldwide earthquake preparedness awareness effort by testing a classroom alert notification system called LYNX. All smart classrooms on campus have a LYNX software program enabled and located on the instructor’s main computer. The LYNX system will allow Shoreline Emergency Management team members to send an alert communication inside the classrooms via projection screen. Once the LYNX message has been received, instructors can easily clear out of the screen by pressing the escape button. If you are interested in how LYNX alert system works, please view the LYNX training video posted on CANVAS.

    The ShakeOut for this year is scheduled for October 18, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. Everyone on campus is encouraged to participate.

    What to Do:
    At Shoreline, college officials suggest three things to get ready for the Great Washington Shakeout drill:

    #1. Read the plan
    – Go to to see Shoreline’s emergency preparedness information and the Emergency Management Response plan.
    – Go to

    #2. Make sure you that you are signed up to receive the campus RAVE ALERT messages
    – Go to to add phone numbers and additional email accounts to your message preferences

    #3. Do the drill on Oct. 18th at 10:18 a.m.
    If it is appropriate for where you are:
    DROP to the ground
    – Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table
    HOLD ON to it until the shaking stops

    In addition, demonstrations of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and Stryker evacuation chairs will take place from 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 18th, in the main lobby of 9000 Building.

    Remember, the LYNX message will only be a test.

    Edwin Lucero
    Shoreline Community College
    Director | Safety, Security & Emergency Management

    Earthquake Preparedness

    Annual fire alarm inspection week of August 27-31

    Dear Colleague,

    Safety & Security and Johnson Controls will be conducting a mandated annual fire alarm testing throughout the entire week of August 27-31.

    On Fri., Aug. 31, starting at 8 a.m., the fire alarm inspection team will be going building to building to activate each individual fire alarm to inspect the horn signals and strobes. The alarm sound activation will only last a short few seconds and, once the technician is able to inspect the entire building, they will then shut off the alarm and return the system back to normal mode.

    If you have any questions about the fire alarm testing, please contact Safety & Security at X4633. Thank you!


    Edwin Lucero
    Director, Safety & Security & Emergency Management

    Reminder: Free parking at start of quarter, March 26-April 4

    Per the President, designated free parking days occur on campus at the start of each quarter, spanning the first day of international orientation through the first few days of the quarter.

    For spring quarter 2018, the free parking days will be: March 26 – April 4.

    Safety & Security will post signage on the parking machines on these days.

    Parking alert! Extra activity on campus for VMMC March 27-29

    The 69th Annual Vehicle Maintenance and Management Conference (VMMC) is being hosted in the Automotive Center Tues., March 27 – Thurs., March 29. Vendor set up will take place on Mon., March 26. Throughout the conference, please note that the parking areas on the north side of campus around the Automotive Center will be full.

    Parking alert! Extra activity on campus Fri., March 23

    Hazel Wolf K-12 is holding their annual auction in the #9000 Building and Main Dining room on Fri., March 23. The event starts at 5 p.m, but their set up will be in full swing by 2 p.m. Expect the parking lot south of the PUB and the #9000 building to be filled with a flurry of activity!