Reporting Emergencies

When to call 911:

Anyone who becomes aware of an emergency on a Seminole State College campus should call 911. Callers from off-campus phones, cell phones or pay phones on campus should dial 407.708.2178 to report any on-campus, life-threatening emergency.

What is an emergency?

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or Emergency Medical Services. Some examples of emergencies are crimes in progress, any kind of fire or a serious injury or illness. If you are not sure if an incident falls into an emergency classification, feel free to call 911 when an immediate response is needed.

The dispatcher will contact the director of security and the chair of the Emergency Response Team to coordinate the initial response to an on-campus emergency. Until emergency personnel arrive, staff members will take the appropriate action to address the situation.

How should I report an emergency?

  • Stay on the line with the dispatcher.
  • Provide the address, location and a description of the emergency.
  • Provide the phone number at your location.
  • Provide a thorough description of the incident to ensure appropriate resources are dispatched.

Non-Emergency Telephone Numbers

Anyone who becomes aware of a non-life-threatening emergency (for instance, a power outage) should call Safety and Security.

Sanford/Lake Mary Security Office407.708.2178
Altamonte Springs Security Office407.404.6100
Oviedo Security Office407.971.5020
Heathrow Security Office407.708.4410