Letter of Promulgation
Levels of Emergency Response
Situations and Assumptions
Task Organization and Responsibilities
Direction and Control
Continuity of Administration
Administration and Logistics
Plan Development and Maintenance
Authorities and References
List of Acronyms
Concept of Operations--General
It is the responsibility of the President and CEO of Oklahoma State
University and his/her leadership team (Executive Policy Group) to undertake comprehensive
management of emergencies in order to protect life and property from the effects of
This plan is based upon the assumption that emergency functions
performed by various University and non-University groups responding to an emergency will
generally parallel their normal day-to-day functions.
The Executive Policy Group will contact Local Emergency Planning
Committees (when formed) and request response resources that are not available within the
Universitys own resources, in order to manage events. Other levels of government
provide resources not available at the local level.
When the emergency exceeds the Universitys capability to respond,
or the capability of Stillwater Fire Department, assistance from the state government will
be requested through the Oklahoma Emergency Operations Center at 405-521-2481
(non-emergency) or 800-800-2481 (bonafide emergency only).
Day-to-day functions that do not contribute directly to the
Universitys emergency response actions may be suspended during an emergency. As
appropriate those functions may be diverted to the accomplishment of emergency tasks
identified by the Director of Emergency Management.
This comprehensive emergency management plan is concerned with all types
of hazards that may occur or impact the University. The Plan is comprehensive because it
accounts for activities that may or will occur before, during and after the disaster.
Phases of Emergency Management
Mitigation - Activities that eliminate or reduce the probability of a
disaster occurring. Mitigation includes long-term actions that lessen the undesirable
effects of unavoidable hazards.
Preparedness University actions needed to develop the response
capabilities required in the event of an emergency. Planning, training and exercises are
among the activities conducted under this phase.
Response - The actual providing of emergency services during a crisis.
Response actions help to:
a. Reduce casualties and damage, and
b. Speed recovery.
c. Response activities include:
2.) evacuation and
Recovery - Short-term and long-term process.
a. Short-term operations seek to restore vital services to the
and to provide the basic needs of the
b. Long-term recovery focuses on restoring the University to its
or improved, state of affairs. Examples
of recovery actions include
restoration of non-vital administrative
and environmental services and
reconstruction in damaged areas. The
recovery period offers an
opportune time to institute mitigation
measures, particularly those
related to the recent disaster.