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UF UNIVERSITY of
UF FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation


University of Florida
Emergency Management Plan
Environmental Health & Safety
Risk Management Office
PO Box 112190
Gainesville, FL 32611-2190
352-392-1591
www.ehs.ufl.edu









TABLE OF CONTENTS

Emergency Management Plan
I. Purpose1.....................................................................
II. Scope 1
III. Mission 1
IV. Assumptions -2-------------------------------------------2
V. Types of Emergencies / Levels of Response .................................................2
VI. Response Protocol 3------------------------------- -3
VII. Organizational Components 4....................................................
A. Executive Management Team 4
B. Emergency Operations Team 4................................................4
C. Emergency Support Functions------------------------- 4
D Critical O operations Plans.........................................................................4
E. Special Unit PlansPP P P P P -............... ---------- 5
F. Building / Area / College Emergency Plans ............................................
G. Response Annexes -------------------------------- 6
VIII. Declaration of Emergency....................................................... 8
IX. Roles and Responsibilities .-------------------------- 9
A U university President......................................................... 9
B. Executive Management Team ---------------- 9
C. University Incident Commander- ......... -------..-. .-.................... 11
D. Emergency Management Plan Coordinator 11
E. Emergency Operations Team.................................................. 11
F. Building / Area / College Emergency Coordinators --------------------- 12
G Faculty and Staff ............................................................ 13
X. Campus Recovery -----------------------------------13

Appendices
National Incident Management System (NIMS) ..........................................Appendix 1
Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). -------- ------------------------- Appendix 2
Role of Organizational Units ......................................................................Appendix 3
Critical Operations Roles and Responsibilities ------------.------------------- Appendix 4
G lossary ........................................................................ A appendix 5

Additional Plans
Critical Operations Plans
Special Unit Plans
Building / Area / College Emergency Plans
Natural Disaster Annex
Terrorism Annex






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Emergency Management Plan
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I. PURPOSE. The Emergency Management Plan is intended to establish policies,
procedures and organizational structure for response to emergencies that are of a
magnitude to cause a significant disruption of the functioning of all or portions of the
University. This plan describes the roles and responsibilities of departments, schools,
units and personnel during emergency situations. The basic emergency procedures are
designed to protect lives and property through effective use of university and community
resources. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, these procedures
are designed to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types and
magnitudes.

Through the use of annexes, this Emergency Management Plan addresses several specific
types of emergencies on an individual basis, providing guidelines for the stabilization and
recovery from the incident. These include emergency instructions and references in a
concise format for the individuals designated to manage University resources.

II. SCOPE. This plan outlines the preparation, response and recovery of university
personnel and resources for emergency situations. The Emergency Management Plan is
consistent with established practices relating to coordination of emergency response
actions. This plan incorporates the use of the National Incident Management System
(NIMS) to facilitate interagency coordination between responding agencies. The
University will cooperate with federal, state and local emergency management agencies
and other responders in the development, implementation and execution of its emergency
response plans. Nothing in this plan shall be construed in a manner that limits the use of
good judgment and common sense in matters not foreseen or covered by the elements of
the plan.

III.MISSION. The University will respond to an emergency situation in a safe, effective
and timely manner. University personnel and equipment will be utilized to accomplish
the following priorities:

Priority 1: Protection of Human Life
Priority 2: Support of Health, Safety and Basic Care Services
Priority 3: Protection of University Assets
Priority 4: Maintenance of University Services
Priority 5: Assessment of Damages
Priority 6: Restoration of General Campus Operations






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IV. ASSUMPTIONS. This Emergency Management Plan is predicated on a realistic
approach to the problems likely to be encountered during a major emergency or disaster.
Hence, the following assumptions are made and should be used as general guidelines in
such an event:

A. An emergency or a disaster may occur at any time of the day or night,
weekend, or holiday, with little or no warning.

B. The succession of events in an emergency or disaster is not predictable;
therefore, published operational plans, such as this plan, should serve only as a
guide and a checklist, and may require modifications in order to meet the
requirements of the emergency.

C. An emergency or a disaster may be declared if information indicates that such
conditions are developing or probable.

D. Disasters may be community-wide. Therefore it is necessary for the
University to prepare for and carry out disaster response and short-term recovery
operations in conjunction with local resources.

V. TYPES OF EMERGENCIES/LEVELS OF RESPONSE. There are three levels or
types of emergencies:

LEVEL 1 MINOR INCIDENT: A Minor Incident is defined as a local event
with limited impact, which does not affect the overall functional capability of the
University. Planning and response is carried out at a limited local level (e.g. on a
lab or room basis). The Emergency Management Plan would not be activated.
LEVEL 2 EMERGENCY: An Emergency is defined as a serious event that
significantly disrupts one or more operations of the University. Multiple
University resources are involved; the Emergency Management Plan would be
activated to the extent necessary.
LEVEL 3 DISASTER: A Disaster is defined as a very serious event that
seriously impairs or halts the operations of the University. The Emergency
Management Plan is fully activated.














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Exhibit 1.1 Expected Impact

Scope Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
University Activities Minimal and localized. Significant. University Very Significant.
Most University activities localized shutdown. University activities
activities not impacted. shutdown for a period of
time.
Faculty, Staff and Site-specific localized Site-specific or general General impact with
Students impact. Injuries impact with possible probable disruptions.
possible. disruptions. Injuries possible. Injuries and possibly
fatalities are a serious
concern.
Media Coverage None expected or Local/regional coverage. Local, regional and
limited local coverage. possible national
coverage.
Public & Government Limited. Potential exists for an Potential exists for an
Concern embarrassing situation. embarrassing situation
Government agencies may and government
investigate investigations or
prevention/response/recovery hearings.
efforts.
EOT involvement Limited or none. Conditionally involved. Actively involved.
EMT involvement Probably none. Consulted as needed. Consulted regularly and
actively involved.


VI. RESPONSE PROTOCOL. The operational aspect of the University Emergency
Management Plan is based upon the National Incident Management System (NIMS) (see
Appendix I-1). NIMS is a modular emergency management system designed for all
hazards and levels of emergency response. This system creates a combination of
facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communication operating within a
standardized organizational structure. The system is used by the Department of
Homeland Security and throughout the United States as the basis for emergency response
management. Use of NIMS at the University facilitates the University's ability to
communicate and coordinate response actions with other jurisdictions and external
emergency response agencies.

Some of the kinds of incidents and events that would be managed through NIMS are
listed below:

Fires, HAZMAT, and multi-casualty incidents.
Multi-jurisdiction and multi-agency disaster responses (natural disaster, terrorism,
civil unrest).
Search and rescue missions.
Significant transportation accidents.
Major planned events, e.g., celebrations, parades, concerts.


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VII. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPONENTS. The University's Emergency
Management Plan consists of seven major elements:

Executive Management Team
Emergency Operations Team
Emergency Support Functions
Critical Operations Plans
Special Unit Plans
Building/Area/College Emergency Plans
Response Annexes (Natural Disaster/Terrorism)

A. The Executive Management Team (EMT). The Executive Management
Team (EMT) will evaluate information from various sources during the progress
of the event and advise the President on appropriate actions requiring his/her
decision. The EMT is also responsible for the review and approval of the
Emergency Management Plan.

B. The Emergency Operations Team (EOT). The Emergency Operations
Team (EOT) is activated, based on the type and nature of the incident, to manage
the operational aspects of the University's response to an emergency event. The
University Incident Commander heads the Emergency Operations Team. The
Incident Commander has responsibility for overall management of the incident
and must be fully qualified to manage the incident. The President of the
University has designated the Director of Safety and Security (Chief of Police) as
the University Incident Commander.

C. Emergency Support Functions (ESF). Emergency management of incidents
occurring within Alachua County, including the University of Florida, is dictated
in the Alachua County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. This plan
uses a bottom-up approach in all phases of emergency management, with
emergency activities being resolved at the lowest possible level of response. As
such, the resources of local response agencies, including those of the University
of Florida, will be used extensively in the stabilization and recovery effort.
Appendix I-2 lists those agencies that have been designated by Alachua County as
ESF lead agencies, and those departments/divisions that have been designated by
the University of Florida as ESF lead agencies within the university structure. By
virtue of this designation, UF lead divisions/departments will be expected to
contribute those resources necessary within their respected emergency support
function to the response and recovery effort.

D. Critical Operations Plans. Each area identified as part of the EOT is
determined to have critical responsibilities on a University-wide basis during
emergency situations. Responsibilities include either direct management or
Emergency Support Functions (ESF). Each organizational unit identified on the
Emergency Operations Team is to develop a Critical Operations Plan. As

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necessary, Critical Operations Plans will be augmented by Response Plans to
address specific situations.

In addition, several specific units outside of those defined as part of the EOT have
been determined to have critical responsibilities during emergency situations.
Each of these units will also develop a Critical Operations Plan to address their
specific responsibility.

The following areas are identified to have critical responsibilities on a University-
wide basis during emergency situation. Each organizational unit listed in Exhibit
1.2 is required to develop a Critical Operations Plan. As necessary, Critical
Operations Plans will be augmented by Response Annexes to address specific
situations.

Exhibit 1.2- Critical Operations Unit Plans
Physical Plant Division
Student Health Care Center
Environmental Health and Safety
Police
Office of University Relations
Student Affairs
Division of Housing
J. Wayne Reitz Union
University Counseling and Resource Network
Business Services
Transportation and Parking Services
Facilities Planning and Construction
IFAS Facilities and Operations
University Controller
Purchasing
Office of Information Technology
Human Resources


E. Special Unit Plans. Several units have been determined to have critical
responsibilities on an internal unit basis during emergency situations. Each
Special Unit is required to develop a Unit Plan. As necessary Special Unit Plans
will be augmented by Response Annexes to address specific situations. Special
Unit Plans are required from the following Units:






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Exhibit 1.3- Special Unit Plans
University Athletic Association (UAA)
UF Foundation
Animal Care Services
Laundry Services
O'Connell Center
Center for Performing Arts/University Auditorium
Veterinary Medicine


F. Building/Area/College Emergency Plans. These are building or area
specific plans developed to reduce the risk of life or property loss through
preparation for foreseeable events. The Dean/Director of their respective
building/area/college develops these plans.

G. Response Annexes. Individual functional areas within the University will
develop Response Plans to specific types of incidents (i.e. terrorism, natural
disaster, etc.) to identify key personnel and define specific responsibilities and
procedures to mitigate the specific threat.

Exhibit 1.4 illustrates the Emergency Management Plan organization.




























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Exhibit 1.4 EMP Organization Relationships and Primary Responsibilities


Emergency Operations Team (EOT)

Executes the EMP as directed by the University Incident
Commander during an emergency
Reviews all provisions of the EMP for approval by the
EMT




Unit Plans

* Critical Operation Plans Units with important
University-wide responsibilities
* Special Unit Plans Units with important Unit
responsibilities
* Other Unit Plans All other Units of the University


Response Annexes

* Procedures for specific response activities


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Emergency Management Team (EMT)

* Makes critical policy decisions (strategic decisions)
affecting the University during an emergency and
recovery


Emergency Management Plan Coordinator

* Consults directly with the University Incident
Commander during an emergency
* Maintains the EMP documentation
* Serves as Chair of the Disaster Preparedness
Committee
* Serves as University Liaison to Alachua County
EOC


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University Incident Commander

A member of the EMT
In-control and charge of the EOT
Makes critical management
decisions during an emergency
Confers directly with the
President & the EMT during an
emergency


Disaster Plan Committee

* Establish University procedures
* Assure cooperation with
community


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VIII. DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY. The primary responsibility for
monitoring emergency threats and events resides with the University Police Department.
UPD operates on a continuous 24/7/365 basis and is always available to receive
emergency communications from variety of official and public sources. In any type of
emergency, the UPD Shift Supervisor (supervisor in charge) should follow standard
operating procedures. If the emergency warrants, he/she should communicate
immediately with the UPD Director. If the UPD Director is not available, UPD will
follow established order of succession procedures.

Based on information obtained from appropriate entities, the University Incident
Commander will initially declare the level of the emergency and may activate portions of
the Emergency Management Plan to the extent necessary to control the situation.

Full plan activation begins at the discretion of the Vice President of Finance and
Administration upon the receipt of information of an emergency event or threat of an
emergency. In case of any type of campus or declared local, state or federal emergency,
a decision will be made by the Vice President of Finance and Administration on a plan of
action and whether to contact the President and activate the Emergency Management
Plan.

Upon activation, appropriate Emergency Operations Team (see Exhibit 1.6) members
will be notified and should report to the designated command center as directed. The
University Incident Commander shall review the circumstances of the emergency with
the Emergency Operations Team and determine the appropriate response.

Should it be deemed necessary to warn the university community of an impending threat
or emergency situation, UPD is designated to maintain the Police Communications
Center with authority to activate alert warning resources and activities. Based on the
initial report, and information obtained from other appropriate entities, the University
Incident Commander will declare the level of the emergency.

The University Police Department has overall responsibility for coordinating and alerting
the appropriate parties. UPD will maintain a list of the Executive Management Team
members (see section H. 1) and telephone contact information. The Director of
Environmental Health and Safety should be notified in addition to the UPD Director.

If either an Emergency or a Disaster (Level 2 or 3) is declared, the Emergency
Management Plan will be activated. Upon declaration of an Emergency or Disaster, the
Emergency Operations Team Members needed to respond will be notified and should
report immediately to the designated command center location. Executive Management
Team Members will also be notified and report as needed and as available.


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In a major event (typically Level 2 or 3 events) the University Incident Commander and
all summoned Emergency Operations Team Members will report to the University
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or other specific location as directed. Executive
Management Team Members will also be contacted and may also be present.

The primary EOC will be continuously maintained in a state of readiness for conversion
and activation. The EOC serves as the centralized, well-supported location in which the
Emergency Operations Team and the Executive Management Team may gather and
assume their role. Response activities and work assignments will be planned,
coordinated and delegated from the EOC.

The primary EOC is located at the Centrex Building Training Room. Depending upon
the type of incident, the Vice President for Finance and Administration may, at his/her
discretion, designate the Presidents Conference Room or the Finance and Administration
Conference Room as the primary EOC.

If all of these primary EOC's are unsuitable or unusable, the backup EOC on campus will
be located at the Vice President for Health Affairs Conference Room.

If all of these EOC's are inaccessible, the backup EOC off campus will be located at the
Treeo Center.

IX. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

A. University President. This plan is promulgated under the authority of the
President of the University. All decisions concerning the discontinuation of
university functions, cancellation of classes, or cessation of operations, rest with
the President or his/her designee. After consulting with the University Incident
Commander and appropriate members of the Executive Management Team, the
President or his designee shall be responsible for declaring any major institutional
emergency.

B. Executive Management Team. The Executive Management Team (EMT) is
comprised of the University President and his direct reports.

The EMT's role is that of policy and major decisions. Typically, this would be
centered on planning and preparation prior to and the recovery from the incident,
the long-term effects of the incident and the needs to restore the University to
normal operations (continuity of operations planning and recovery management).
The EMT would be directly involved in incident stabilization only if major
expenditures or policy decisions were needed to complete the stabilization.
Accordingly, the responsibilities of this body include:





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1. Responsible for final plan approval and for final major policy
decisions.

2. Allocate and direct distribution of resources required to reduce
identified vulnerabilities.

3. Allocate and direct distribution of resources required to accomplish the
purposes of this EMP.

4. Request needed resources from outside resources that are unavailable
internally.

5. Delegate necessary authorities for incident stabilization and protection
of life and property.

6. Identify critical business functions that must quickly be restored and
maintained.

7. Review needs and allocate resources required in the 24-96 hour range
to complete stabilization and commence the recovery process for a 30-day
period.

8. Determine long-term (greater than 30 days) effects the incident may
have on the University and how these can be managed.

9. Monitor the recovery process to ensure the recovery is proceeding
according to plan and to provide guidance/assistance as needed.

10. Ensure the Incident Commander is functioning in a responsible
manner. This process should be undertaken through joint briefings
between the EMT and the Incident Commander.

Many incidents require a multi-agency and/or multi-jurisdictional response.
Members of the EMT must be aware of how Incident Command System and
interagency (regional) Multi-agency Coordination Systems functions to ensure
cooperative response efforts.












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Exhibit 1.5- Executive Management Team Members


Division
Office of the President
Academic Affairs and Provost
Administration
(Human Resource Services)
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Health Affairs
Business Affairs
General Counsel
Student Affairs
University Relations


Position
President
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
(Vice President)
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President
Vice President


Contact
J. Benard Machen
Janie Fouke
Kyle Cavanaugh

Jimmy Cheek
Doug Barrett
John E. Poppell
Jamie Lewis Keith
Patricia Telles-Irvin
Jane Adams


C. University Incident Commander. The Incident Commander is in charge of
the Emergency Operations Team. The Incident Commander is the individual
responsible for the command and control of all aspects of the emergency
response. The Incident Commander must be able to quickly assess an emergency
situation, determine the level of impact, assess the effect, contain the incident and
assign the proper resources. The role of Incident commander may be delegated in
the police department to a designee under rules of succession. The Incident
Commander is responsible for keeping the EMT informed and up-to-date on all-
important matters pertaining to the incident.

The Incident Commander, or designate in his/her absence, has authorization to
fully implement the operational aspects of this Emergency Management Plan.

D. Emergency Management Plan Coordinator. The Emergency Management
Plan Coordinator is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety. The Plan
Coordinator is a member of the Emergency Operations Team and is responsible
for the preplanning coordination of the Emergency Management Plan and its
annexes. The Emergency Management Plan Coordinator consults directly with
the University Incident Commander during an actual emergency.

E. Emergency Operations Team. The Emergency Operations Team (EOT) is
organized under Incident Command System headed by the Incident Commander.
Under the direction of the University Incident Commander, the EOT is
responsible for Emergency Management Plan execution during an emergency
situation. The EOT reports directly to the Incident Commander. The EOT is
comprised of senior management personnel representing functional areas of the
University that have critical Emergency Management Plan execution
responsibilities. Members are responsible for ensuring that their functional area
has a Critical Operations Plan and necessary resources to execute their plan.




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The Emergency Operations Team includes both primary and alternate members.
Alternate members direct and execute their Critical Operations Plan
responsibilities in the absence/unavailability of the primary member.

All primary and alternate members must be knowledgeable of overall Emergency
Management Plan operations. Members must also be available during a crisis
situation.

It should be noted that, for any given incident, it might not be necessary for all
members of the EOT to be part of the incident stabilization and recovery effort.
The Incident Commander will be responsible for notifying members of the EOT
when their services are needed.

The team members are responsible for evaluation of information from various
sources during an actual event and providing advisement to the Incident
Commander and the President (via the Incident Commander) on appropriate
actions requiring their decision.

Team members are responsible for the review, discussion, advisement and
recommendation for approval of the Emergency Management Plan.

Exhibit 1.6- Areas of Critical Responsibility / Emergency Operations Team Members


Position
Director of Physical Plant Division
Director of Student Health Care Center
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
University Police Chief
Assoc. Vice President, University Relations
Assoc. Vice President, Student Affairs
Dean of Students
Director of Housing
J. Wayne Reitz Union Director
Director of University Counseling
Resource Network
Director of Business Services
Director of Facilities Planning
and Construction
Director of IFAS Physical Plant
UF Controller
Program Development Manager,
Computing & Networking Services
Director of Human Resources
Assoc. Vice President,
Business Affairs
Assistant Director,
Medical Health Administration


Primary Contact
David O'Brien
Philip Barkley
William Properzio
Linda Stump
Joseph Hice
David Kratzer
Eugene Zdziarski
Norb Dunkel
Eddie Daniels
Wayne Griffin

Bob Miller (acting)
Carol Walker

Kevin Heinicka
Mike McKee
Allan Pither

Larry Ellis
Fred Cantrell

Dennis Hines


Alternate Contact




Steve Orlando



Michael Mironack
Jaquelyn Resnick


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F. Building/Area/College Emergency Coordinators (BEC, AEC, CEC). In
various emergency plans there are emergency coordinators (BEC's, AEC's,
CEC's) identified for buildings, portions of or groups of buildings. These
individuals are responsible for the pre-planning and activation plan elements at a
local level (e.g. building/area specific plans).

G. Faculty and Staff. Faculty members are seen as leaders by students and their
staff and should be prepared to direct their students to assembly areas in the event
of an emergency. Every member of the Faculty and Staff should be familiar with
applicable emergency plans and familiarize themselves with emergency
procedures and evacuation routes. Faculty and Staff must be prepared to assess
situations quickly but thoroughly, and use common sense in determining a course
of action.

All Faculty and staff are responsible for emergency preparedness planning for
their own work areas and securing their work areas in the event of an emergency.
Work areas need to be secured in advance of certain weather systems (hurricanes,
floods, etc.).

X. CAMPUS RECOVERY. After a disaster where University operations have been
shut down the entire campus environment may be dangerous. The first recovery step is to
secure the campus and then to secure all University facilities. Only after the environment
is safe can restoration efforts begin followed by an orderly reopening of normal
University operations. Information is provided to University Relations for dissemination
throughout the recovery process.
























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Exhibit 1.7-Campus-Wide Emergency Recovery Steps


As necessary, Police
Contacted & Monitor
the Situation


I Yes
PPD/IFAS/FP&C
Inspects Buildings


Facilities
Assesses & Repairs
Damage(s)


Campus Reopens
For Faculty & Staff


Facilities Conducts
No Hazard Evaluation,
Outside Engineers
Contacted


Risk Management
Files Claim(s)


Building Content
Damage Assessments


Classes Resume


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Emergency Response
Teams Inspects
Campus
I


Emergency Services
Respond to and Injuries
& Life-Threatening
Situations


I I


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Appendix 1 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
UF Emergency Management Plan

I. PURPOSE. NIMS is a modular emergency management system designed for all
hazards and levels of emergency response. This system creates a combination of
facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communication operating within a
standardized organizational structure. The system is used by the Department of
Homeland Security and throughout the United States as the basis for emergency response
management. Use of the NIMS at the University facilitates the University's ability to
communicate and coordinate response actions with other jurisdictions and external
emergency response agencies.

As a management system, NIMS helps to mitigate the incident risks by providing
accurate information, strict accountability, planning and cost-effective operations and
logistical support for any incident. NIMS can be used on any kind or size of an incident.
It can also be used for planned non-emergency events. Some of the kinds of incidents
and events that have been managed through NIMS are listed below:

Fires, HAZMAT, and multi-casualty incidents.
Multi-jurisdiction and multi-agency disaster responses (natural disaster, terrorism,
civil unrest).
Search and rescue missions.
Significant transportation accidents.
Major planned events, e.g., celebrations, parades, concerts.

II. KEY PRINCIPLES OF NIMS

A. Modular response model based on activating only those organizational
elements required to meet current objectives.

B. Common terminology applied to organization elements, position titles, facility
designations and resources.

C. Unified command structure so that organizational elements are linked to form
a single overall structure with appropriate span-of-control limits.

D. Comprehensive resource management for coordinating and inventorying
resources for field responses.

E. Integrated communication so that information systems operate smoothly
among all response agencies involved.

F. Generic positions whereby individuals are trained for each emergency
response role and follow prepared action checklists.

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G. Consolidated action plans that contain strategy to meet objectives at both the
field response and Emergency Operations Center levels.

III. ORGANIZATION. NIMS is organized around five major management activities.

A. Command. Has overall responsibility at the incident or event. Determines
objectives and establishes priorities based on the nature of the incident, available
resources and agency policy. In all incidents there is an identified Incident
Commander or a unified command team. These have responsibility for overall
management of the incident and must be fully qualified to manage the incident.

B. Operations. Develops the tactical organization and directs all resources to
carry out the Incident Action Plan.

C. Planning. Develops the Incident Action Plan to accomplish the objectives.
Collects and evaluates information, and maintains status of assigned resources.

D. Logistics. Provides resources and all other services needed to support the
organization.

E. Finance/Administration. Monitors costs related to the incident, provides
accounting, procurement, time recording, cost analysis, and overall fiscal
guidance.

On small incidents, the five major activities may be managed by a single individual.
Large incidents usually require each of these activities to be established as a separate
section within the organization.

Not all sections need to be established within NIMS organization. The Incident
Commander will make this decision based on the demands of the incident. Each of the
primary Incident Command System sections may be further subdivided as reflected in the
organization chart.















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Exhibit 1.8 Components of National Incident Management System


Appendix 1 NIMS
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Appendix 2 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs)
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I. PURPOSE. The purpose of this Appendix is to provide a basic understanding of the
agencies and responsibilities associated with each of the emergency support functions as
documented in the Alachua County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, and to
designate primary and support responsibilities to specific UF Divisions/Departments for
these same functions should University resources be needed for emergency response and
recovery efforts either solely for university purposes or at the request of county
emergency management. It should be noted that the full scope of responsibilities
associated with an ESF's reflect those assigned to the County Primary Agency; and that
the responsibilities assigned to a UF Primary or Support Division/Department would be
only that portion of responsibilities with which the university has the ability to provide.

In the event of a county-wide emergency, including an emergency that effects the
University, agencies designated as a County Primary Agency will have primary
responsibility for coordinating county-wide response and recovery efforts associated with
their respective emergency support function as directed by the Alachua County
Emergency Operations Center. UF Primary and Support Divisions/Departments assigned
ESF responsibilities will work cooperatively with ESF County Primary Agencies during
a county-wide emergency. Unless otherwise requested by Alachua County Emergency
Operations, services provided by UF Primary and Support Divisions/Departments will
primarily be in support of UF response and recovery efforts.

For emergencies occurring on campus that are not part of a county-wide emergency or
that do not exceed the capabilities of university emergency response resources, UF
Primary and Support Divisions/Departments assigned ESF responsibilities will
coordinate university response and recovery efforts associated with their respective
emergency support function as directed by University Emergency Operations.

II. EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUNCTION LISTING

A. ESF 1 Transportation. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 1 is
to provide coordination of transportation assets to support emergency operations.
This support includes:

1. Performance of and assisting with evacuation and re-entry.

2. Process all transportation assistance requests and tasks received in the
EOC/UFEOC.

3. Prioritize transportation resources for the movement of people,
materials and services.

4. Perform necessary actions to assist with recovery operations.
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County Lead Agency Alachua County Public Works
UFLead Division/Department Transportation and Parking Services

B. ESF 2 Communications. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 2 is
to provide coordination of local actions to be taken to assure the provision of
required communications support to local disaster personnel. Restoration of
essential communication systems is coordinated by ESF 2. Additionally, ESF 2
plans, coordinates and assists in communications support to County disaster
response elements. ESF 2 will coordinate communications assets (equipment and
services) locally, plus State, voluntary and other resources including military and
private sector. (UF Primary Division/Department will perform same function for
UF communications resources)

County Lead Agency Alachua County Fire Rescue
UF Lead Division/Department University Police Department
UF Support Division/Department Office of Information Technology

C. ESF 3 Public Works. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 3 is to
provide and coordinate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and
supplies) to support public works and infrastructure needs during an emergency or
disaster. Public Works resources under the authority of ESF 3 will be used to
perform or assist with the following:

1. Debris clearance and providing emergency ingress/egress to affected
areass.

2. Clearing, repair or construction of damaged emergency access routes
necessary for the transportation of rescue personnel, equipment and
supplies.

3. Emergency restoration of critical public services and facilities.

4. Emergency demolition or stabilization of damaged structures and
facilities designated as immediate hazards to public health and safety.

5. Provide technical assistance and damage assessment.

County LeadAgency Alachua County Public Works
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D. ESF 4 Fire Rescue. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 4 is to
provide coordination of support services to Firefighting activities as part of
disaster response. Areas of activities include urban, suburban, rural, wildland and
the interface between each environs. Firefighting activities consist of:

1. Managing Firefighting assets.

2. Detection and suppression of fires.

3. Mobilization and coordination of personnel, equipment and supplies.

4. Interfacing with ESF 8 (Health and Medical), ESF 9 (Search and
Rescue) and ESF 10 (Hazardous Materials).

5. Interface with Florida Fire Chiefs Association (FFCA) and the State
ESF 4 representative.


County LeadAgency
UF Lead Division/Department


Alachua County Fire Rescue
None


E. ESF 5 Information & Planning. The purpose of Emergency Support
Function 5 is to compile, analyze and coordinate the overall information and
planning activities in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in support
of disaster response and recovery operations. (UF Primary Division/Department
will perform same function for UFEOC)


County Lead Agency

UF LeadDivision/Department
UF Support Division/Department
UF Support Division/Department


Alachua County Office of Emergency
Management
Environmental Health and Safety
University Police Department
Facilities Planning and Construction


F. ESF 6 Mass Care. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 6 is to
coordinate activities involved with the emergency provision of temporary shelters,
emergency mass feeding and the bulk distribution of coordinated relief supplies
for disaster victims and workers.


County Lead Agency

UF Lead Division/Department
UF Support Division/Department


Alachua County Department of Community
Support Services
Department of Business Services
Environmental Health and Safety
Division of Housing




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G. ESF 7 Resource Support. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 7
is to provide logistical and resource support to local entities involved in delivering
emergency response and recovery efforts related to disasters. ESF 7 is
responsible for providing direct and active support to emergency response and
recovery efforts during the initial phase after a disaster. This support includes
locating, procuring and issuing resources, personnel, heavy equipment, generators
and transportation of such in coordination with ESF 5.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Department of
Administrative Services
UF Lead Division/Department Finance and Administration
UF Support Division/Department Physical Plant Division
Finance and Accounting
Human Resources

H. ESF 8 Health & Medical. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 8
is to coordinate the Alachua County health and medical resources required to
respond to local public health and medical needs prior to and following a
significant event. ESF 8 provides the means for a public health response, triage,
treatment and transportation of victims of an emergency/disasters; assistance in
the evacuation of victims out of impacted areass; immediate support to hospitals
and other health care facilities; provision of emergency mental health counseling
for individuals and the community and the re-establishment of all health and
medical systems.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Public Health Unit
UFLead Division/Department Student Health Care Center,
University Counseling Resource Network

I. ESF 9 Search & Rescue. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 9 is
to search and locate missing persons in rural or urban areas after a disaster.
Wildland search and rescue may involve locating missing persons, boaters or
passengers on downed aircraft. Urban search and rescue may involve locating
missing persons in damaged structures resultant from a disaster.

County LeadAgency Alachua County Fire Rescue
Alachua Sheriffs Office
UF Lead Division/Department University Police Department

J. ESF 10 Hazardous Materials. The purpose of Emergency Support
Function 10 is to coordinate response to and recovery from an actual or potential
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County Lead Agency Alachua County Department of
Environmental Protection
UFLead Division/Department Environmental Health and Safety

K. ESF 11 Food & Water. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 11
identify, procure and arrange for the transport and distribution of food and water
to affected areas) and for emergency workers. ESF 11 will determine food and
water needs following a disaster, obtain and/or arrange for appropriate resources
to meet the shortfalls.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Fire Rescue
UF Lead Division/Department Department of Business Services

L. ESF 12 Utilities. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 12 is to
provide coordination of emergency power to support emergency response and
recovery operations and to normalize community functions. ESF 12 includes
electric power, distribution systems, fuel and emergency generators.

ESF 12 involves coordinating the provision of emergency energy supplies,
transporting and delivering fuel and the provision of emergency power to support
immediate response efforts as well as the restoration of the normal supply of
power. ESF 12 will work closely with local, state and federal agencies including
energy offices, suppliers and distributors.

County Lead Agency County Department of Public Works
UF Lead Division/Department Physical Plant Division

M. ESF-13 Military. Florida's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
(CEMP) outlines the tasking and responsibilities for integrating military support
with disaster operations. Refer to the State CEMP for general guidance, policies
and authorities.

ESF 13 supports the Alachua County CEMP by outlining the support that can be
provided to a county during disaster operations. The military forces of Florida
consist of the Florida National Guard (FLNG) and possibly active duty forces.
These forces may be used during disaster operations for missions within Alachua
County. Alachua County may host military forces in support of missions in
adjacent counties.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Office of Emergency
Management
UF Lead Division/Department None

N. ESF-14 Public Information. The purpose of Emergency Support Function
14 is to disseminate information on emergencies and protective actions to the
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public through the news media and other mechanisms. ESF 14 is concerned with
coordinating, preparing and disseminating all disaster-related information to the
public via the media. Additionally, ESF 14 coordinates, prepares and
disseminates information to the public through the Alachua County Rumor
Control Line operated by the Alachua County Crisis Center.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Communications
Coordinator's Office
UFLead Division/Department Office for the Vice President for University
Relations
University Police Department

O. ESF-15 Volunteers & Donations. The purpose of Emergency Support
Function 15 is to provide a central point for the coordination of information and
activities of voluntary agencies responding in times of disaster and the effective
utilization of donated goods.

County Lead Agency Alachua County United Way
UF Lead Division/Department Dean of Students Office

P. ESF-16 Law Enforcement. The purpose of Emergency Support Function
16 is to establish procedures for the command, control and coordination of
county, municipal and other law enforcement agencies to support disaster
response operations. These procedures will support the implementation of actions
as outlined in the Florida Mutual Aid Plan for Law Enforcement Act and the
Florida Sheriff s Association Plan. This ESF is established to:

1. Coordinate the use of local, state law enforcement and Florida
National Guard personnel and equipment.

2. To provide a system for the receipt and dissemination of information,
data and directives pertaining to law enforcement agencies and activities.

3. To prescribe a procedure for the inventory of law enforcement
personnel, facilities and equipment in the County.

4. To collect and disseminate information and intelligence relating to
disasters.

5. To pre-plan distribution and allocation of state resources in support of
the overall law enforcement mission.

County Lead Agency Alachua County Sheriffs Office
UF Lead Division/Department University Police Department


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Q. ESF-17 Animal Services. The purpose of Emergency Support Function 17
is to coordinate of the response of agencies involved with providing animals
affected by a disaster with emergency medical care; evacuation; rescue;
temporary confinement; shelter; food and water; and identification for return to
the owner. The coordination may also involve diagnosis, prevention and control
of diseases of public health significance.


County Lead Agency

UF Lead Division/Department


Alachua County Animal Services
Alachua County Cooperative Extension
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Appendix 3 Role of Organizational Units
UF Emergency Management Plan

I. REQUIREMENTS OF SPECIALIZED PLANS. Specialized plans prepared by
any University Unit (Departments, Schools, etc.) shall be consistent with the guidelines
established in this Emergency Management Plan. Each Unit shall, as appropriately
directed, execute that portion of their specialized plan that may be required to assure
optimum endurance and rapid recovery from the effects of an emergency. Deans,
directors, department heads and other responsible parties shall at a minimum develop and
maintain procedures to accomplish the following:

A. Identify the individuals and alternates to whom the specific responsibilities are
assigned;

1. Unit Plan Execution / Emergency Response.

2. Unit Plan Maintenance all Units are required to provide the
Emergency Management Plan Coordinator with an updated Unit Plan
every year.

3. Identify a Unit Plan Emergency Management Team.

B. Develop procedures for communicating within the Unit.

1. Current emergency call roster for the Team Members.

2. Contact list for all Unit Faculty and Staff

C. Identify all life safety threats. Be certain that all faculty and staff review and
understand the safety procedures defined in the Incident Response Plan.

D. Identify important assets and how to protect them in an emergency situation.

1. Assets include physical items of value and data information.

2. Assign individuals (or other units) to secure physical assets.

3. Assign individuals to be responsible for vital records.

4. Assist with building content damage assessments.

E. As appropriate identify disaster-specific Response Plans to maintain and
restore services that are critical to the University.


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F. Identify and document (contact names, location, telephone numbers, email
address, etc.) subcontractors, suppliers and service providers that may be needed
in an emergency situation.

G. Identify critical reliance on other Units.

H. Provide training for new hires as necessary.

I. Communicating assignments to all employees.


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Appendix 4 Critical Operations Roles and Responsibilities
UF Emergency Management Plan

I. PHYSICAL PLANT DIVISION/ IFAS FACILITIES OPERATIONS

A. Assignments relating to preplanning, preparation and actual disaster task
requirements.

B. Procedures for providing assistance to the University Incident Commander
and Emergency Operations Center.

C. Operation of permanently installed generators, their refueling and operations
maintenance.

D. Availability of portable generators and associated gear ready for dispatching
to locations identified by the Incident Commander.

E. Maintenance of radio communications and interface capabilities with the
University Police Department and the Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

F. Physical Plant shall adequately plan to provide assurance that the Motor Pool
can provide services during a disaster. These include:

1. Assure adequate fuel supply, or provide a back-up supply during an
emergency.

2. Establish emergency power requirements and a plan for emergency
generating equipment in cases of power failure.

3. Assign "emergency vehicle" status to Physical Plant vehicles and
equipment providing emergency services.

4. Provide 7 day a week fueling support during an emergency.

G. PPD shall provide required support for roles in:

1. UF Smallpox Plan Annex.

2. UF Terrorism Response Plan Annex.

3. UF Natural Disaster Plan Annex.

4. Provide maintenance support for emergency vehicles during an
emergency and ability to provide fleet vehicles to other departments when
required.
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5. On an as needed basis at the direction of the Incident Commander as
required to support emergency operations.

II. STUDENT HEALTH CARE CENTER

A. Maintain medical services for sick or injured students, staff and faculty.

B. Establish programs as directed by CDC or other health agencies in response to
a threat to the public health.

III. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY (EHS)

A. Promote development of effective emergency and continuity of operations
plans.

B. Provide representation to the County EOC.

C. Assist in damage assessment and building condition reports.

D. Maintain information on the content and location of radiological, chemical,
biological and fire safety hazards.

E. Assess the value of University property buildings, building contents and
other University assets.

F. Documentation and submission of claims.

G. Collect & analyze damage assessment reports.

IV. POLICE DEPARTMENT

A. Preserve law, order and campus security.

B. Provide security in shelters.

C. Control access to buildings and scene of the disaster.

D. Interface and coordinate with local, county and state agencies independently
or through the Alachua County Emergency Operations Center to implement
mutual aid agreements.

E. Maintain the Police Communications Center on a continuous basis including
internal and external radio communications, and coordination with the University
Incident Commander.
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F. Provide the maximum appropriate number of officers on duty.

G. Consult with the Shelter Managers for buildings designated as public shelters
and establish appropriate security procedures.

H. Provide support services for Critical Operations Plans.

I. Conduct security assessments and develop Response Plans from a terrorism
perspective.

V. UNIVERSITY RELATIONS

A. Coordination of all information disseminated to the press and the public.

B. Activate Emergency Information section of UF Web Page.

C. Provide for a consistent "one-voice" to the news media and all other interested
parties.

D. Provide/coordinate for rumor control and emergency communications.

E. Assign specific individuals (primary & alternate) to disseminate information,
specify emergency response steps and maintain contact with the following:

1. News media (TV, Newspapers, etc.)

2. Government agencies and civil authorities

3. Faculty and Staff

4. Students

5. Parents

6. University Emergency Hotline

7. Monitor and report on information flow and impact of events on key
publics

8. Audit communications post-event.

VI. STUDENT AFFAIRS



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A. Coordinate with other campus and community agencies to identify and
address the safety and security needs of students.

B. Develop procedures to communicate with and account for students in
emergency situations.

C. Implement a comprehensive program for emergency shelter for students
currently housed in the on-campus facilities.

D. Coordinate with local agencies and support organizations to provide shelter
alternatives for students residing off campus.

E. Provide consultation to and coordinate student leadership and organizations
regarding their participation in the mitigation of the emergency.

VII. UNIVERSITY COUNSELING RESOURCE NETWORK (UCRN)

A. The UCRN shall provide emergency psychological crisis intervention services
to students, faculty and staff. The UCRN coordinator or designate will:

1. Respond to an institutional request for crisis intervention by
coordinating and mobilizing volunteer counseling personnel for on-site
services.

2. Plan for and provide on-site triage, individual and group interventions
and initiate referrals for more specialized and follow up care.

3. Maintain a list of university and community resources, meet annually
with liaison personnel and engage periodically in training and simulation
exercises.

VIII. BUSINESS SERVICES

A. Provide ongoing food service for resident students, employees and emergency
workers who may remain on campus during an emergency.

B. Provide for emergency transportation of students.

C. Provide for emergency transportation and/or parking for essential personnel.

D. Facilitate emergency procurement of goods and services.

E. Provide for emergency food service operations.

F. Maintain UF Laundry operations before and after an emergency.

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G. Assist with the identification of alternative locations for critical housing and
academic functions.

H. Secure appropriate insurance.

I. Evaluation of damaged assets.

IX. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

A. Maintain the operation of voice, intranet, data, video and wireless
communications services.

B. Develop policy to provide for the coordination of data and telephone systems.

C. Implement proper backup controls and redundancies to maintain critical
services.

D. Properly document all hardware and its configuration; develop a plan for
hardware replacement and setup.

E. Develop adequate information security controls.

F. Maintain a records management plan that duplicates data on a regular basis
and secures this information at a remote location.

G. As necessary develop and maintain a plan to perform critical applications at a
remote site.

X. HUMAN RESOURCES (HR)

A. Together with Finance & Administration, maintain the continuity of Payroll
Processing Services.

B. Maintain the continuity of critical Employee Benefit Services.

C. Provide for employee counseling.

D. In a post disaster community-wide disaster:

1. Assess Faculty and Staff availability.

2. Assist with the appropriation of personnel.

3. Assist employees with work recovery needs psychological help, day
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care center, time off for personal needs, etc.

XI. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

A. Together with Human Resources, maintain the continuity of Payroll
Processing Services (COOP Plan).

B. Ensure that emergency funds are available for expenditure as university
priorities change during periods of crisis.

C. Develop plans to reschedule classes in conjunction with the provost.

D. Maintain accurate financial and administrative records in periods of changing
priorities and emergency decisions.

XII. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

A. Develop procedures to communicate with and account for teaching faculty in
emergency situations.

B. Develop plans to identify alternate facilities where University activities can be
conducted in the event of the destruction, disablement or denial of access to
existing facilities.

C. Identify and prioritize critical support services and systems.

D. Identify and ensure recovery of critical assets.

XIII. ATHLETICS

A. Develop and maintain plans for crowd control during athletic events.

B. Develop plan for evacuating athletic facilities during athletic events.

C. Together with Security develop plans for ensuring that no weapons or
dangerous materials are present during any athletic event.

D. Develop emergency plan to use athletic facilities as a shelter during and after
an emergency.

XIV. LIBRARY

A. Identify and assist with the evaluation of library assets books, collections,
etc.

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B. Develop plans and procedures to protect critical library assets.

XV. MUSEUM

A. Identify and assist with the evaluation of museum assets art works,
collections, etc.

B. Develop plans and procedures to protect critical museum assets.

XVI. LABORATORY RESEARCH

A. Identify and prioritize critical support services and systems.

B. Identify and develop plans for the securing of dangerous research materials.

C. Develop plans and procedures to protect critical research assets.

D. For special assets (research animals, environmental sensitive materials, etc.)
develop backup plans for electrical and other required basic services.


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Appendix 5 Glossary
UF Emergency Management Plan

Critical Operations Unit Plan. A Critical Operations Unit Plan identifies emergency
preparation, coordination and response activities for specific functional Units. Each area
identified with critical or special responsibilities is required to develop and maintain a
Critical Operations Unit Plan.

Emergency Management Plan (EMP). The EMP is intended to establish policies,
procedures and organizational structure for response to emergencies that are of sufficient
magnitude to cause a significant disruption of the functioning of all or portions of the
University.

Emergency Management Plan Coordinator. The Emergency Management Plan
Coordinator is a member of the Emergency Operations Team who is responsible for the
maintenance of the Emergency Management Plan. The Emergency Management Plan
Coordinator consults directly with the University Incident Commander during an actual
emergency.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC serves as the centralized, well-
supported location in which the Emergency Operations Team and the Executive
Management Team may gather and assume their respective role.

Emergency Operations Team (EOT). The EOT is comprised of senior level
management representing areas of the University that have critical EMP execution
responsibilities. At the direction of the University Incident Commander, the EOT
executes the Emergency Management Plan during an emergency.

Executive Management Team (EMT). The EMT is an assemblage of University
officials appointed by the President to advise and assist in making emergency-related
policy decisions. The EMT is also responsible for the review and approval of the
Emergency Management Plan.

National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS is a modular emergency
management system designed for all hazards and levels of emergency response. The
system is used by the Department of Homeland Security and throughout the United States
as the basis for emergency response management.

Police Communications Center. The central telecommunication facility that receives
and disseminates emergency information. The University Police Department maintains
this facility on a 24/7/365 basis.


Response Annex. Response Annexes are plans that address specific types of
threats/incidents (i.e. terrorism, natural disaster, etc.). The identification of key personnel
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and the definition of specific responsibilities and procedures to mitigate the specific
threat are detailed in these plans.


Unit. A Unit is a department, school or other defined entity of the University.

University Incident Commander. The University Incident Commander is in charge of
the Emergency Operations Team. The University Incident Commander is the individual
responsible for the command and control of all aspects of an emergency situation.


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