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DEFINITIONS OF AN EMERGENCY
A.
MINOR EMERGENCY:
Any incident, potential or actual, which will not
seriously affect the overall functional capacity of the College. Report
immediately to the Campus Police at Ext. 4700, 4701, 4702, 4703,
251-7400, 365-4067.
B.
MAJOR EMERGENCY:
Any incident, potential or actual, which affects an
entire building or buildings, and which will disrupt the overall operation of
the College. Outside emergency services may be required, as well as major
efforts from campus support services. Major policy considerations and
decisions will usually be required from the College Administration during
times of crisis. Report immediately to the Campus Police at 4700, 4701,
4702, 4703, 251-7400, 365-4067.
C.
DISASTER:
Any event or occurrence which has taken place and has
seriously impaired or halted the operations of the College. In some cases,
mass personnel casualties and severe property damage may be sustained.
A coordinated effort of all campus-wide resources is required to effectively
control the situation. Outside emergency services will be essential.
In addition, the Emergency Director or others should promptly report any incident
that has the potential for adverse publicity concerning the College to the Office of
Communications.
ASSUMPTIONS
A.
An emergency or disaster may occur any time of day or night, weekend or
holiday, with little or no warning.
B.
The succession of events in an emergency are not predictable, hence,
published support and operational plans will serve only as a guide
and, checklist, and may require field modification in order to meet the
requirements of the emergency.
C.
Disasters may affect residents in the geographical location of the College;
therefore, city, county and federal emergency services may not be available.
A delay in off-campus emergency services may be extended for unknown
lengths of time.
D.
A major emergency may be declared if information indicates that such a
condition is developing or is probable.