Emergency and Alert Information

Additional information for the TCC community in the event of an emergency, inclement weather and more. 

Campus Fire - July 16, 2024

11:33 a.m. Fire department responding to a fire east of Bldg. 14. Avoid area. Bldg. 15 has been evacuated. Updates to follow.

11:38 a.m. Building 15 has been re-opened.

12:47 p.m. Situation recap:

Tacoma Fire responded to a small outdoor grass fire east of Building 14 Tuesday, July 16 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Building 15 was evacuated as a precaution, and re-opened around 11:40 a.m. There were no injuries, and there was no property damage.

The fire’s cause is unknown at this time. Fire season is currently underway, and all members of the TCC community should be aware that fires can start and spread easily. If you spot a fire on campus, please contact Campus Public Safety at 253-566-5111 and call 911 to report the fire immediately.

Find instructions on how to respond to emergency situations and sign up for TCC Alerts so that you can get a text message and/or email in the event of an emergency on the TCC Ready page. 

Sign up for emergency notifications

The TCC Alert emergency notification system is operated by Omnilert. You must "opt-in" to this service. You will be notified in the case of an emergency, such as campus closures, inclement weather and more. You must select how you want to be notified via text and/or email (we highly recommend both, especially text, for the most timely notification). If you haven't checked on your account recently, we encourage you to do so to ensure your contact info is up-to-date. 

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Inclement weather: Decisions are usually made the night before or by 5:30am on the day operations are affected. Please note that unanticipated weather or emergency conditions may alter this schedule. It is our goal to notify the community as early as possible. 

Emergency situation: You will receive a TCC Alert via text and email. Follow those instructions. More information will follow via TCC Alert and on TCC FacebookTwitter, website and this webpage, email and our hotline at 253-460-2001. Check those channels frequently for updates. We encourage you to become familiar with all of these communication channels before an incident takes place.

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TCC Public Information Officers

Tamyra Howser, Executive Director, Marketing + Communications
Phone: 253-566-6050
Email: thowser@tacomacc.edu

Rachel Payne, Senior Communication Specialist
Phone: 253-460-4381
Email: rpayne@tacomacc.edu