MGCCC campuses and centers are near railroad tracks or major traffic arteries, so hazmat incidents and train derailments should be prepared for by knowing your campus’ emergency plan and having a personnel plan, as well.

In the event of a train derailment/accident with a subsequent hazardous materials release into the atmosphere, MGCCC officials will determine the emergency level and appropriate response and will advise the community via an emergency alert message to email, text, social media and the college website.

  • Level One: Minor derailment with no, or small, release of nonhazardous material. No or minor risk to the college and surrounding community. No campus evacuation necessary.
  • Level Two: A derailment that causes a major explosion, fire or chemical release affecting the campus and surrounding community. Campus evacuation will be initiated.