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Each quarter the KOPS Advisory Committee gathers important safety facts to share with the JCCC community.

Stay Safe This Fall

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Keeping Our People Safe Is Always a Top Priority

Maintaining a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors requires forethought and preparation.

Our Police Department, Emergency Management Director and KOPS Advisory Committee all dedicate numerous hours over the course of the year to investigating, researching and evaluating many different avenues for keeping our campus and satellite locations as safe and secure as possible.

September is National Preparedness Month

Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today.

Disasters can and will happen anytime and anywhere. Be prepared. Make an emergency plan today and practice it. Preparing your family for an emergency is as simple as a conversation over dinner. It’s important to include your children in the disaster planning process. Review your family’s emergency plan together so everyone will know what to do even if you’re not available.

National Preparedness Month, observed annually in September, is the perfect time for you to review, update or create emergency preparedness plans. Here is an overview of what is covered throughout the month, but don’t hesitate to implement this any time of year!

Note: Links to preparedness information are from the U.S. Government,

Week 1 – Sept. 1-4: Make a Plan

  • Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations due to the coronavirus.

Week 2 – Sept. 5-11: Build a Kit

  • Gather supplies for everyone in your home that will last for several days after a disaster. Remember to consider the unique needs of each person or pet. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the CDC.

Week 3 – Sept. 12-18: Low-cost, No-cost Preparedness

  • Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards, and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Week 4 – Sept. 20-26: Teach Youths about Preparedness

  • Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.