Policies and Procedures

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Chapter:                  2
Section:                  13.01
Computer Index Code:      C2S13.01
Origination Date:            
Inst. Council App. Date:  12/11/85
Subject:  Chapter 2      BUSINESS--VP FOR BUSINESS             
                         AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES
     This policy establishes the Emergency Preparedness Plan of 
     Salt Lake Community College at Salt lake with an emergency
     communications and response network and delineates the 
     authority and responsibilities of specific Salt Lake 
     Community College personnel during an emergency.
     The plan establishes an Emergency Task Force made up of 
     key College personnel representing areas of the College 
     having the resources and skills necessary to meet 
     emergency requirements.
     The purpose of this plan is to provide a coordinated 
     response and appropriate procedures, in times of emergency, 
     to protect lives and property, mitigate damage, enhance 
     communications, and effectuate a rapid return to normal 
     State of Utah Emergency Operations Plan, Public Law 93-288.
     Salt Lake Community College Emergency Preparedness Handbook.
     A.   An emergency is defined as weather extremes, an 
          earthquake, fire, explosion, power failure, bomb 
          threat, or other incident or disaster resulting in 
          circumstances and creating demands requiring an 
          extra ordinary response capability at Salt Lake
          Community College.
     The action plan that follows is the pattern by which 
     emergency operations are initiated. Due to severe weather 
     conditions, or other emergencies, closure of the College 
     during normal operational hours may be necessary although 
     closure is expected to be infrequent.  Critical service 
     levels and facilities may continue to be operated or 
     maintained as appropriate.
     A.   When closure of the College during normal operational 
          hours is considered, the following procedures are 
          1.   If weather and road conditions have developed 
               overnight which present extreme safety hazards 
               to employees and students, or as other pending 
               or actual emergency conditions warrant, the 
               Emergency Task Force Chairperson and Emergency 
               Operations Coordinator will assess those
               conditions on the campus and in the surrounding 
               area. By 6:00 a.m., the coordinator will 
               provide a recommendation for action to the 
               Emergency Task Force Chairperson.
          2.   If, after evaluating the Coordinator's 
               recommendation, the chairperson concludes that 
               the College should be closed, he/she will contact 
               the President and so recommend. Upon concurrence 
               of the President, the Chairperson will relay the 
               information to the Communications Coordinator for 
               dissemination to television and radio news media 
               no later than 6:30 a.m. 
          3.   A decision to close the campus would generally be 
               limited in scope since access may be normalized 
               rapidly by County, City and College crews.  A 
               closure decision would be explicit in stating a 
               time period during which the campus would be closed, 
               with a specific timetable for updated announcements 
               as needed.
          4.   Should extreme weather conditions develop during 
               the day, the above-outlined procedures would be 
               followed.  Personnel at work would be notified 
               through supervisory channels and personnel scheduled 
               to work will be notified through public news media 
               or possibly through supervisory channels, i.e., 
               telephone call list.
          5.   In the event of emergencies or special situations 
               other than severe weather conditions, overnight or 
               during the workday, the same procedures outlined 
               in items 2 through 4 above should be followed.
          6.   Instructions on responding to emergencies are 
               contained in the "Salt Lake Community College 
               Emergency Preparedness Handbook," for use by 
               emergency task force members and other college 
For More Information, Contact: 
Nancy Sanchez 
Director of Risk Management
(801) 957-4041
E-mail:  nancy.sanchez@slcc.edu
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