JJC is Designated as Storm Ready by the National Weather Service

With the arrival of summer and the potential for severe storms, students, employees and guests at Joliet Junior College can feel safe knowing that the college is certified by the National Weather Service as a StormReady University. 

The certification signifies that JJC has taken all necessary precautions in the event of extreme weather. StormReady communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. The college first achieved StormReady status in 2012, and was reaccredited this year.

“Joliet Junior College has measures, practices and procedures in place to respond to severe weather,” said Environmental Heath and Safety Manager Ed Vasil. “We are proud to have yet again earned StormReady certification, which shows our commitment to the safety and well-being of all those on our campus.”

Some of the factors that contributed to the college’s certification include:

–       Annual tornado and fire drills held to practice evacuation procedures

–       Annual severe weather training sessions for campus police and sector leaders

–       Dedicated areas throughout campus marked as severe weather shelters

–       Installation of the Thor Guard lightning alert system

–       A minimum of one weather alert radio in each building

For more information about environmental health and safety at JJC, visit http://www.jjc.edu/facility-services/Pages/environmental-health-safety.aspx


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