The content below is an excerpt from the Emergency Operations Plan (soon to be made available in its entirety for members of the College community).

Emergency Operations Plan cover page
The Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) establishes the framework within which the College responds to emergencies that require extraordinary resources or coordination to protect life safety, health, well-being, property, the environment, and critical operations. The EOP primarily focuses on how College administrators address the secondary effects of an emergency and the consequences of on-scene tactical decisions made by first responders. It is complemented by functional, hazard-specific, and department-level plans and procedures which align with this plan.

Crisis Management Team (CMT)

Senior leaders, select advisors

  • Led by CMT Chair (typically Chief Financial and Administrative Officer)
  • Makes overarching policy decisions
  • Sets the overall strategy for coordination and communications

Emergency Operations Group (EOG)

Representatives of administrative departments

  • Led by Emergency Manager (typically Director of Emergency Management)
  • Addresses impact to campus activities and operations
  • Maintains situational awareness of the emergency and response activities

On-Scene Command Post

Public safety first responders

  • Led by Incident Commander (typically Executive Director of Community Safety/Chief of Police)
  • Takes expedient action to protect life safety, health, well-being, property, and the environment
  • Utilizes the Incident Command System (ICS) to interface with local and regional responders
  • Exists nearby a defined scene, or in ACPD or similar for a diffuse scene
Levels of Activation

The College utilizes an organizational structure that allows for flexibility and scalability. Each response organization adjusts its practices based on the nature of the emergency and expands and contracts in size over time.