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Oklahoma State University
Emergency Operations Plan

Basic Plan:  Concept of Operations and
Phases of Emergency Management


Basic Plan

Approval

Letter of Promulgation

Purpose

Levels of Emergency Response

Situations and Assumptions

Concept of
Operations and
pointer
Phases of Emergency Management

Task Organization and Responsibilities

Direction and Control

Continuity of Administration

Administration and Logistics

Plan Development and Maintenance

Authorities and References

Appendix 1:
Definitions

Appendix 2:
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 hazardous/life-threatening events.

  • 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 University’s own resources, in order to manage events. Other levels of government provide resources not available at the local level.

  • When the emergency exceeds the University’s 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 University’s 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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:
             1.)    warning
             2.)    evacuation and rescue

  4. Recovery - Short-term and long-term process.
      a.    Short-term operations seek to restore vital services to the University
             and to provide the basic needs of the public.
      b.    Long-term recovery focuses on restoring the University to its normal,
             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.