This Support Annex to the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides a comprehensive list of requirements and procedures for the District’s emergency operations training, testing, and exercising.
The purpose of this annex is to provide the campus community with an effective and efficient emergency response to real or threatened emergency situations by facilitating trained staff, exercised plans, and tested warning systems to meet the objectives identified in the EOP and its annexes.
All functions identified in the EOP and its annexes will be subject to tests, training and exercises established under this support annex. In addition, county, state, federal, volunteers, and private sector organizations will be included periodically as each are available to augment district capabilities in actual emergency situations.
- Training and Exercise functions and responsibilities are ongoing and independent of the threat or onset of an emergency or disaster event.
- Professional development and specific functional training will be required of those operating in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Emergency Support Functions (ESFs), or other identified support roles.
- Training on emergency procedures must be provided to faculty, staff, and students.
- The testing of emergency notification systems and emergency procedures is performed to ensure the working order of such systems and expose the campus community to their functionality prior to any real emergency.
- The emergency notification systems must be tested while members of the campus community are present to expose the public to the functionality of the system. Efforts must be made to minimize impact on instruction during system tests.
- The all hazards emergency operations plan utilizes National Incident Management System (NIMS), which accounts for emergency management activities before, during, and after emergency operations.
- New students, faculty, and staff may not be familiar with the District’s emergency plan and will require orientation on emergency procedures.
- Regular training opportunities will be required for the campus community in order to maintain awareness with newly enrolled students and staff turnover.
- Contingencies must be made for all tests and exercises to accommodate for the potential of a real emergency occurring during any scenario.