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Panola College is OPEN and operating under normal conditions.


Please review all of Panola College's Emergency Management information to better prepare yourself in case of an emergency.


This information will be updated should an actual emergency occur.

 Panola College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, guests and employees to learn, participate in personal enrichment activities and work on our campuses. Efforts are made continuously to ensure people and property are protected from harm, such as 24-hour support from Campus Police, mutual aid agreements with local law enforcement agencies, 24-hour access to  maintenance personnel, use of a comprehensive communications network, over 150 security cameras on the main campus, implementation of   emergency plans and more. If an emergency does occur, the College’s goal is to handle it in the most effective manner possible to reduce the likelihood or level of harm to people and property.

Preparing for an emergency is an individual’s responsibility, as well. When students, guests and employees are familiar with emergency plans and procedures and have personal emergency contingency plans, safety and the ability to respond appropriately to an emergency are greatly enhanced. Please familiarize yourself with the materials that are listed on this web site. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Panola College Campus Police or the Office of Human Resources.


  • Know your location and evacuation routes.
  • Know where fire extinguishers, emergency exits, and pull alarms are for your area.
  • Keep 903-693-1100 handy - the number for Campus Emergencies. Program this number into your cell phone.
  • Follow instructions given to you from a College employee or law enforcement representative.
  • Keep identification on you at all times.
  • Remember the details of an event.
  • Register for Pony Alerts - emergency notifications and alerts.
  • Learn first aid and CPR.


  • Notify your relatives that you are safe, but do not tie up telephone lines that may be needed for emergency calls.
  • Use caution in entering a damaged building.
  • Move to a safe and secure place once it is safe to do so.
  • Stay away from damaged electrical wires and wet equipment.
  • Monitor local radio and television stations for alerts.
  • Check food and water supplies for contamination before consuming.
  • Check the web at for updated information.
  • Stay calm and take time to think. Give assistance where needed.
  • If ordered to evacuate to building, do so immediately, following official directions to a safe place.
  • Use telephones for emergency calls only.
  • Listen for instructions.
  • Use common sense.