Security Services

New Communications Protocol at RRC

November 21, 2016 • Written by

Effective immediately, Red River College has adopted a new communications protocol for informing staff and students about situations in which emergency responders are called to one of our campuses.

This new communications protocol is in response to feedback we received following an incident last Tuesday that resulted in a noticeable police presence at Roblin Centre.

The new communications protocol will now see the College’s emergency notification system activated to provide information as an event is unfolding (ie: notification that police or fire department response is underway, where and why), as opposed to waiting until a situation is resolved. (Note: the protocol will not be activated for routine paramedic calls that do not impact the broader campus community.)

STAY INFORMED

In order for us to ensure that our new emergency communications protocol is as effective as possible, please take a moment to sign up for our Campus Alerting System and download the RRC Mobile Safety app. It’s very important that these tools are fully utilized by those on campus.

To receive text messages via RRC’s Campus Alerting System, current staff and students can sign up on HUB through the Campus Alerts link (found under the Staff and Faculty / Students menus). The alerting system allows staff and students to provide their mobile phone number (MTS subscribers only) and select which campuses they want to receive text alerts for.

The RRC Mobile Safety app provides staff and students with notifications in the event of a lockdown, emergency situation or campus closure. Download the app today (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry) and be sure to allow “push notifications” when prompted after launching the app for the first time.

We will also continue to use email, our website blog and social media to provide information to staff, and students and we are looking at ways to expand our use of these communications tools as well. You can find a list of RRC’s social media accounts at: http://blogs.rrc.ca/marketing/about/social-media/

We will continue to monitor and revise our communications procedures as we strive for best practices in order to move forward with a more effective protocol.

The Roblin Centre will be closed on October 11

October 7, 2016 • Written by

sorrywereclosedRed River College’s Roblin Centre will be closed on Tuesday, October 11 in order to allow for necessary work to the water main adjacent to the campus.

During that time the water will be shut-off and for the health and safety reasons classes will be cancelled and the campus will be closed to the general public.

Regular operations are expected to resume on Wednesday, October 12.

Red River College has been advised that this outage will not affect the adjacent RRC properties located in the Exchange District.

Classes, programs, and services offered at the Massey Building and the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute will carry-on as scheduled.

Appropriate Halloween Costumes

October 29, 2014 • Written by

A friendly reminder from RRC’s Security Services team:

With Halloween this week many staff and students will chose to wear costumes, to get into the Halloween sprit, at many of our campuses.  While it is fun to get into the spirit of the occasion, it is important to remember that costumes must NOT include weapons of any kind, and that includes replica’s and toy weapons.

Accessories which represent firearms of any kind, including pistols, rifles, and shotguns, are not allowed on College property.  In addition, any other weapons such as swords, knives, hatchets, explosives, etc, including toy models, are not allowed.

It is important to exercise common sense when choosing a Halloween costume to wear on a College Campus.

Have a safe and fun time this Halloween season!