|Approved on October 23, 2007||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Chief of Ohio University Police Department
Executive Vice President and Provost
|Roderick J. McDavis|
Emergency response plans defining specific procedures will be developed and maintained by the Ohio University Police Department and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, with input from the university community. Procedures will be reviewed on an annual basis by the standing Critical Incident Response Team.
Upon the declaration of a critical incident, the CIRT chair will appoint appropriate members to the augmented CIRT, based on the nature of the incident. In most cases, the augmented CIRT will include all members of the standing CIRT.
After taking immediate emergency action, such as calling 911 or activating an alarm, any member of the Ohio University community who becomes aware of a potential critical incident should contact the Ohio University Police Department. The Police Chief will contact the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). The VPFA will decide whether or not to declare a Critical Incident. In the absence of the VPFA, the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) will be contacted to make that decision. The declaration will specify the location of the Command Center for this critical incident.
Upon declaration of a Critical Incident, the following will occur:
In all of the above steps, the notification will specify the location of the Command Center for this critical incident. Those notified (both Executive Staff and members of the augmented CIRT) should report to the Command Center as soon as possible.
The standing CIRT, as a group, will prepare, and at least annually review and revise as needed, the Ohio University Emergency Preparedness Response Plan, which will be published online, linked from the Environmental Health and Safety home page at http://www.ohiou.edu/ehs/.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/44-100.html) on May 15, 2013.|