Emergency Preparedness

New York City is vulnerable to all types of disasters – natural and man-made. Any of these can impact BMCC in profound ways. To support our commitment to disaster preparedness, the college and CUNY have joined the New York City Emergency Management’s Partners in Preparedness (PIP) Program, which helps organizations prepare their employees, services, and facilities for disasters.

As for individuals, timely and relevant information is critical in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies or disasters. Here are some important resources and tips offered to New Yorkers and the BMCC community:

CUNY Alert: Update your information on the CUNY Alert system that allows you to receive text, email and/or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus.

Notify NYC: Sign up for Notify NYC, the city’s real-time emergency notification system. Notify NYC is offered for informational purposes to help make the public aware of emergencies and other planned incidents in New York City.

Family Emergency Plan: This workbook offers helpful advice and tips to help you and your family establish a support network, capturing important health information, evacuation planning, and gathering emergency supplies.

Go Bag: NYC Emergency Management offers tips on how you can create a Go Bag, a collection of things you would want if you have to leave in a hurry.

Know Your Zone: This website offers helpful information about hurricanes in New York City. Learn about the city’s hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare.

Visit the NYC Emergency Management website for a wide range of emergency- and preparedness-related topics.

BMCC Public Safety

199 Chambers St, Lobby
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212 220-8000 Ext. 7080
Email: safety@bmcc.cuny.edu

For all emergencies call Ext. 8080