About Emergency Services

Who We Are

SBCC Emergency Services core team is comprised of a member from Security, IT and Business Services staff with several executive members and meets weekly (asterick below). The comprehensive team listed below also meets every semester. The core team moderates various interdepartmental emergency and response trainings with executive staff and across campus.


President/SuperintendentVice President, Business Services*Director SecurityDirector Facilities *Public Information Officer*Administrative Assistant III, Business Services*Telecommunications SpecialistSecurity SupervisorVice President Information TechnologiesAdministrative Services CoordinatorFacilities SupervisorHazardous Materials Consultant

Email us emergencyservices@sbcc.edu.

What We Do

SBCC Emergency Services is committed to the protection of life and property during the event of a major disaster on or around our three SBCC campuses (Main, Wake and Schott).  Campus Security is the primary responder to most emergencies on campus. Working with Security, the emergency services team will communicate information to the campus community as necessary. In the event of a major disaster the District will activate the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) for the coordination, communication and the integration of local state and federal assets necessary to save lives, protect property and public health.

The majority of the emergencies that take place on campus are medical which security coordinates with Fire & Ambulance.  Santa Barbara Police will respond to all violent incidents including an active shooter on campus. Call 911 first if you witness Armed Intruder on campus, provide as much detail as possible as to the location of what you see.  If 911 is called regarding a medical, dangerous or violent emergency it is important to call Campus Security Emergency, ext 2400 from a campus phone or (805) 730-4200.  Campus Security will help direct emergency responders to the location of the incident. If you witness any suspicious activity or have any safety concerns while on campus contact Security immediately dial ext 2400 from a campus phone or call (805) 730-4200.

Visit our Emergency Procedures and Classroom Preparedness pages for more information on what to do in an emergency.  Please review the Security Website for security on campus and information regarding crime prevention, procedures and other reporting information

How We Share Information with SBCC community

Methods of SBCC communication
  • Campus Wide Email 
  • SBCC.edu Website announcement including updating the SBCC campus status page 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
Methods used on a case by case basis for more serious situations or emergencies at SBCC:
  • AlertU Text message notification (cell phone) 
  • Twitter status update @SantaBarbaraCC
  • Speaker announcements (hardware in most buildings or hallways) 
  • Computer alerts (Network computers)
  • Phone speakers (Network phones)
  • Safety Marshal or Security evacuation (In person and/or buddy system evacuation procedure)


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