Emergency / Safety Procedures & Notification Systems
SCF utilizes numerous safety systems and procedures to maximize safety on campus, provide deterrence, and be able to communicate quickly and effectively during emergencies. SCF's emergency mass notification system sends time-sensitive messages via phone, email and text messaging within minutes to students, faculty and staff. To ensure that you receive these messages, please keep your contact information up to date in SCFconnect.
Follow these directions to update your email and mail addresses and phone and text messaging information. Please allow 24 to 48 hours for updates to take effect.
Emergency Response Guides by Location
SCF Safety & Notification Systems
Valcom live outdoor / indoor audio alert system – Speakers are strategically placed throughout the Bradenton and Venice Campuses interiors and exteriors
SCFconnect and SCF email – sign up for campus alerts through your account
Blackboard Connect – A 3rd party voice and email messaging system used for emergency alerts with free app for smartphones
Emergency Call Boxes – Blue light call boxes are at various locations within the campus and parking lots.
Electronic Systems – The Department of Public Safety monitors intrusion and fire alarms campus wide, with the assistance of a computerized monitoring system. Access into certain facilities is controlled through the use of a proximity card access control system. Localized and centrally monitored access control systems on the Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch campuses.
Closed Circuit Television / Security Cameras (CCTV) – are in use throughout the campus and parking lots on the SCF campuses.
Critical Incident Management Team (CIMT) – Simultaneous broadcast of emergency information by the College's CIMT Team to the College community via email, text and voice messaging, and digital display boards on campus. The CIMT is charged and empowered by the President with assessing, recommending, and appropriately responding to emergency situations. The first priority is the safety of students and personnel, and then the protection of college property.
Social Media – SCF Communications & Marketing utilizes various social media platforms including Twitter, SCF Website, Media Releases and more.