If you become trapped in an elevator, use the emergency telephone or use the elevator emergency alarm within the elevator unit. These devices are connected to the Santa Monica College Police Department Dispatch Center and are monitored 24 hours a day.

If you become trapped in an elevator

  • Remain calm.

  • Activate the on-board emergency telephone or alarm, and await instructions from the emergency dispatcher.

Please Note: Elevators have mechanical safety brakes that will prevent crashes. In addition, there is no life-threatening risk for loss of breathing air.