Many of you may be wondering how SMC responds to an emergency. If you have seen the smcvt.edu website today you would notice a banner on the top saying that the residents are all safe following a fire in a 100s townhouse.
I have not been out of the house yet this morning, so I don't know the extent of the damage but that's not the point. The point is that the fire and rescue crew worked quickly enough to isolate the fire and get everyone to safety.
In addition to the fire and rescue crew's work, we also have a campus wide alert system. This system sends a text message to everyone's cell phone, sends an email to our email accounts, and is clearly posted on the smcvt.edu webpage. The priority is to ensure that everyone is aware of the issue and stays safe. We have also gotten alert messages for extreme weather and if there are power shortages.
Although the fire is very unfortunate, it was dealt with accordingly and it's nice to know that we are on a campus equipped to handle emergencies of all kinds.