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Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Clery Act, LIM College’s 2020-2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (with 2017-2019 crime statistics included) provides information about crime statistics for the previous three years, institutional policies concerning campus conduct, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes and other security and safety information.

Applicants for enrollment or employment may also request a hard copy of this information by sending a written request for the Report to: LIM College Office of the Registrar, 545 5th Ave., New York, NY 10017 or by calling (212) 752-1530 ext. 404.

 

LIM College’s 2020-2021 Annual Security And Fire Safety Report

Emergency Notification

In accordance with the Clery Act, LIM College will notify the campus community without delay upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff on campus. Warnings may only be withheld if they would compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

Emergency

COVID-19 Updates

The College is closely following the public health situation surrounding COVID-19. As the safety and health of our students, faculty, administrators, and staff is our primary concern, we have a team involving multiple College offices to monitor, plan, and respond to this rapidly evolving situation. In addition to the information and links on this page, we will provide updates to the LIM College community via LIM email and other methods, as needed.

 

COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Resources

Closings Due To Inclement Weather

The LIM College community is notified of closing due to bad weather in multiple ways. These include: 1_An alert through the Everbridge LIM Alert system, which includes email, phone, and text messages.

  1. Beginning at 5:00 a.m., an updated voice mail message indicating the status of LIM College at the main phone number: (212) 752-1530.

  2. A message on all LIM College email accounts.

  3. A posting on the LIM College website home page.

  4. A listing on the radio on 880 WCBS AM, CBS television Channel 2 or on the WCBS website.

  5. A listing on 1010WINS AM on the radio or on the 1010WINS website.

Emergency Response Plan

LIM College maintains an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) for the purposes of implementing an all-hazards set of protocols to be used in the event an emergency situation directly impacts the College’s security and operational effectiveness.

The ERP provides an all-hazards and hazard-specific protocols for preparedness, response, and recovery before, during, and after an emergency situation. It also ensures the standardization and coordination of all LIM College emergency response operations through the utilization of the College’s personnel, resources, and core competencies, in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations and laws.

Emergency Response Policy

Fire Drills

Fire drills are held regularly throughout the year at all LIM buildings (The Townhouse - 12 East 53rd Street, Maxwell Hall - 216 East 45th Street, Fifth Avenue - 545 Fifth Avenue).

Fire Drills & Emergency Response Plan

The fire alarm consists of a loud horn blaring continuously. If in a classroom, follow the instructor’s directions. If in a non-class area, with no faculty or administration available, such as a bathroom or lounge, follow the posted instructions without waiting for a faculty or staff member. During the evacuation process, there should be no sauntering. Leave your area immediately and proceed to the street. Follow the directions of the Fire Safety Director, keeping the front of the building clear until the Fire Safety Director indicates that you may re-enter the building. In order to exit the building promptly and in an orderly fashion, the following procedures should be followed:

Lower level offices: Exit up to the first floor via the main stairwell from the lower level

Classrooms 5331, 5332, 5333, 5341, 5342, 5343, 5361, Faculty Offices and Executive Offices: Exit down to the first floor via the main stairwell in the center of the building

Classrooms 5351, 5352, 5344, 5345, Offices of Admissions, Student Financial Services, Human Resources and the Student Lounge: Exit down to the first floor via the fire escape and through FashionOpolis

Instructors will open the fire escape doors located at either the front or back of the classrooms and have the students exit onto the fire escape, proceeding immediately by the outside fire stairs to the ground level, thru FashionOpolis and out onto the street. Instructors will follow the last student, closing the exit door behind them.

The fire alarm consists of a loud whooping sound. At the sound of the alarm, remain quiet and listen for instructions. The designated fire warden on each floor will call the Fire Safety Director from the fire warden call box. An announcement will be made over the public announcement system notifying occupants of which exit to use when vacating the building.

Scenario One: Once the fire alarm sounds, the building Fire Safety Director will make an announcement through the public address system providing instructions. Staff, faculty and students will follow the instructions. In case there is no announcement made, the Fire Warden or Deputy Fire Warden should call the fire command station to be given instructions by the Fire Safety Director. In case of an evacuation, the Fire Safety Director will outline any special instructions.

Scenario Two: If there is a visible fire or smoke on the floor and the alarm did not sound, anyone can pull the fire alarm device located by the emergency exits. If at any point you feel unsafe or that your life is in danger in a heavy smoke situation, drop to the floor and move away from the heat and dense smoke to an exit. In a visible fire situation immediately move away from the fire to the nearest exit. Be sure to check the exit door for heat prior to opening it.