Campus Emergency Plans

Campus Emergency Management Plan

The purpose of The University of Georgia (UGA) Campus Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is to establish policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities and an organizational structure for responses to a major emergency. The UGA CEMP incorporates operating procedures from the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) for handling emergencies resulting from various potential disasters that could impact the UGA campus. Developed in March 2004, NIMS establishes a uniform set of processes and procedures that emergency responders at all levels of government will use to conduct response operations. The UGA CEMP has been designed as a strategic plan to provide the ...
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Classroom Preparedness Checklist

As an instructor, you are the authority figure in the classroom and your actions will influence how students respond during an emergency. Please review the suggestions listed below that are intended to help you and your students prepare and respond to a classroom emergency.  Remember, the emergency phone number for all emergencies is 911. Discuss classroom safety at the beginning of the semester.  A template for what to say is listed below. To find out the appropriate evacuation and shelter locations, contact the Building Safety and Security Representative for the building, the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) (prepare@uga.edu), or visit ...
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Emergency Notification Plan

Emergency notification is based on the desire to inform people about dangerous situations that may have serious impacts. Notifying individuals of dangerous situations allows people to take action to protect themselves and the people around them. The University of Georgia (UGA) Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) is responsible for many facets of emergency notification on the UGA campus. The UGA Emergency Notification Plan is a summary of the methods used at the UGA by OEP and other campus partners to notify the campus community of an emergency. The plan emphasizes redundant forms of notification. Some notification methods in the plan ...
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Pandemic Flu Plan

Since 2005, representatives from the UGA Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP), University Health Center, and UGA Police Department have been involved in pandemic influenza planning in conjunction with local, state, and federal emergency planning and response agencies. The community-wide planning efforts are ongoing. However, the overall ability of the University to respond appropriately to an influenza pandemic will also depend on the readiness of individuals and departments within the University of Georgia to respond appropriately. Therefore, to aid departments in their planning efforts, OEP has created a  UGA Pandemic Flu Response Plan. Please send any comments to prepare@uga.edu ...
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Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan

The UGA Pre-Diaster Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDM) is the product of a thorough planning process that relied on the skills and expertise of many campus departments as well as the Athens-Clarke County government. In order to promote consistency of information between the Athens-Clarke County Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan and the University of Georgia Pre-Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan, most of the natural hazard vulnerability information was utilized from the Athens-Clarke County PDM Plan and remains virtually intact in the UGA PDM Plan. In fact, most natural disasters that impact Athens-Clarke County will likely impact the University of Georgia due to its location and ...
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Emergency Posters

What would you do in an emergency on campus? As you travel around campus, have you wondered where the nearest tornado shelter area would be in the building in which you work or visit? How about where to go in case of a fire? Soon, this information will be located in many buildings on campus in the form of an emergency poster or a podium card. These new resources developed by the Office of Emergency Preparedness can provide quick instructions on what to do in a variety of emergencies such as severe weather, fire, a chemical spill, active shooters or medical emergencies ...
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Outdoor Sirens

Outdoor sirens are activated by Athens-Clarke County only when a tornado warning has been issued for the area (or part of schedule drill/test). A warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar in the area. You should immediately seek shelter when you hear outdoor weather sirens in Athens. Sirens are located on the Chemistry Building, near Family Housing, on the East Campus Parking Deck and at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Review the UGA Tornado Safety Tips to learn the actions to take if you are in a building, outdoors, in a vehicle, or ...
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BSSR Training Module

New BSSRs should utilize the BSSR Training Module to better understand their roles and responsibilities associated with the BSSR program. The BSSR Training Module provides detailed information on roles/responsibilities, UGAAlert information, suggestions for improving emergency preparedness in your building, an introduction to the online building emergency action plan generator, training opportunities for BSSRs and available resources ...
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UGAAlert

The phone number reflected on your caller ID for voice phone calls will be 706-542-0111. You should program this number into your phone so it will immediately be recognized as an urgent call. The phone number 23177 will show up in your caller ID for SMS text messages from UGAAlert. The University of Georgia encourages all students, faculty and staff to update their emergency contact number(s) in UGAAlert, the University’s primary emergency notification system. Although college campuses are usually safe places, emergencies and disasters do occur. UGA is committed to keeping the campus community as safe as possible through effective communication ...
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National Incident Management System (NIMS)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) establishes a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management to ensure that all levels of government across the nation have the capability to work efficiently and effectively together using a national approach to domestic incident management. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state and local governments to work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of the cause, size or complexity. Those agencies that do not establish such system shall not be eligible for state reimbursement for any response or recovery related expenses. Effective March 28, 2006, the ...
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NIMS Policy

Federal Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 establishes the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS established a single, comprehensive approach to domestic incident management to ensure that all levels of government across the nation have the capability to work efficiently and effectively together using a national approach to domestic incident management. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state and local governments to work together to prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of the cause, size or complexity, and provides for interoperability and compatibility among federal, state, and local capabilities and includes a core set ...
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Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Planning is the practice of planning how your department will provide services or conduct departmental business during or after an emergency or disaster that may have both short-term and long-term consequences. The Departmental Level Business Continuity Planning Tool was created to assist University of Georgia (UGA) departments in the development of business continuity plans specific to their unique departmental and building needs. This planning tool has been modified to be used by University of Georgia units for Business Continuity Planning for all types of disasters. A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is different from a Building Emergency Action Plan ...
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Building Emergency Action Plan

A Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP) is a plan to assist departments in preparing for building emergencies. The BEAP includes but is not limited to: Campus and building specific emergency communication systems List of building safety team members and/or emergency contact lists Evacuation/Shelter-in-Place/Lockdown procedures Concept of operations for various types of emergency situations (i.e. tornadoes and active threat/shooter) The BEAP should incorporate any campus units, schools, colleges and/or departments that occupy a specific building. A Building Emergency Action Plan that includes all residents will help facilitate an effective response during an emergency situation. A copy of the building's BEAP can be requested ...
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Emergency Evacuation Chair Program Guidelines

INSTRUCTIONS on how to order an Evacuation Chair for UGA Departments. Use of Emergency Evacuation Chairs Emergency evacuation chairs are fold-up chairs, which are stored near emergency exits and allow for people with permanent or temporary mobility limitations to be moved down stairs during an emergency. These devices can help faculty, staff, students or first responders quickly move people with mobility limitations down the stairs or across rough terrain. Although many businesses, government buildings, schools and colleges purchase them voluntarily, evacuation chairs are not mandatory or required by law. Purpose The University of Georgia (UGA) is committed to providing a ...
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Emergency Procedures for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors with Disabilities

Applicability The University of Georgia is committed to providing equal access to emergency procedures (alerting, evacuation and sheltering) for students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. This document is intended to outline departmental responsibilities, emergency procedures, and resources available to the University community. The University recognizes that individuals with disabilities may require assistance with alerting, evacuating and sheltering in the event of an emergency. As a result, the University asks all individuals (students, faculty, staff and visitors) who may need assistance in an emergency to self-identify themselves to the University. Once an individual has self-identified, the University will work with ...
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