Important Information

Instructor talking to students in the Lab

Important Information


  • Evacuation [Inside Out]: To leave from and vacate a particular building (i.e., fire). 

  • Reverse Evacuation [Outside In]: Used to move students, faculty, and staff quickly inside a building (i.e., weather emergency). 

  • Shelter-In-Place: Describes people staying indoors in the event of a potential or sudden emergency (i.e., hazardous material leak).

Types of Emergencies:

  • Natural Emergencies: Those that are weather related (i.e., earthquakes, floods, winter storms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes) and may have an extreme impact on the community.

  • Technological Emergencies:  Events that have a direct impact on the College Community, but are caused by human omission or error.  They usually occur with little or no warning.  The most common are fires or explosions, but also include structural failures, hazardous materials accidents, transportation accidents and communication failures. 

  • Civil Emergencies:  Significant and deliberate human acts such as riots, terrorist acts, physical assault, and vandalism that do or could cause injury, property damages, and/or disruption of the College Community.

Responsibilities: Students:

  • Become familiar with building evacuation procedures.

  • For buildings you frequent,  learn the locations where people should assemble in the event of emergency.

  • In the event of an emergency, listen to your professor or staff supervisor. Follow their instructions. 

To keep informed:

  • Check the PCCC web site (
  • Register with PCCC’s emergency notification system "Panther Alert".  To submit or edit contact information, visit your portal account at
  • Call the College’s main number: 973-684-6800  or the administrative office of:

- Passaic Academic Center: 973- 341-1600

- Wanaque Academic Center: 973-248-3000

- Wayne – Public Safety Academy: 973-304-6020