Page 2 - ER Manual

PREFACE
This emergency procedure manual has been designed to provide a contingency plan for
the Birmingham-Southern College community in the event of a campus emergency. While
the guide does not address every conceivable situation, it does supply the basic guidelines
necessary to cope with most campus emergencies.
This manual is the product of research with numerous emergency agencies, as well as
colleges and universities throughout the state. Any procedural change(s) or suggestion(s)
should be submitted for review to the Emergency Director.
Where and when applicable, the “Birmingham-Southern College Emergency Response
Manual” should be adhered to by the entire College community.
NOTE:
Unless otherwise noted, the Area Code for all phone numbers in this
manual is 205.
PURPOSE
The basic emergency procedures outlined in this manual are designed to enhance the
protection of lives and property through effective use of College and camps community
resources. Whenever an emergency affecting the campus reaches proportions
that cannot
be handled by routine measure,
the
President, his designee, or Vice President for
Administration
may declare a
state of emergency.
MEDIA RELATIONS
Only authorized persons will speak to the media concerning BSC incidents.
Generally, authorization will be coordinated through the Office of Communications.
Under no circumstances should an employee of BSC speak to the media unless
directed to do so.
BSC ALERT!
EMERGENCY TEXT MESSAGING SYSTEM
In the event of extreme incidents when the potential for loss of life exists, or during
times when all other sources of communications within the campus community are
not available, the BSC emergency alert system will be utilized.
This system, provided via text messaging, is available to all current students, faculty,
and staff at BSC that have opted into the program.