Emergency Response Plans For Events
Use the Events Emergency Response Plan to create a plan for events held on campus. Contact The OU Department of Campus Safety (DCS) for assistance with the creation of plans, if needed. The Event Response Plan should be submitted for approval to DCS at least two weeks before your scheduled event. All campus events MUST have an Event Emergency Response Plan on file.
Emergency Procedures Guide - Flipcharts & Resource Sheets
Flipcharts with recommended emergency procedures can be found in every building (classrooms, labs, breakrooms and administrative offices) along with a resource sheet containing building specific contact information.
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Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The University of Oklahoma (OU) located in Norman, Oklahoma is committed to the safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors on its campus. In order to support that commitment, OU has thoroughly reviewed its emergency operations plans and mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery procedures relevant to natural, technological and human-caused disasters.
OU's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is the official policy of the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus. It is a result of a comprehensive review and update of university policies in the context of its location in Norman, Oklahoma, and in the current world situation. Executive Administration and the Board of Regents support its recommendations and commit the university’s resources to ongoing training, exercise, and maintenance required to keep it current. The EOP is a blueprint that relies on the commitment and expertise of individuals within and outside of the university community. Used properly and updated every two years, the BOP assists university personnel in responding to and recovering from the effects of natural, technological and human-caused disasters. The EOP and its provisions become official when it has been signed and dated below by the concurring university officials.
Contained in the document is the integrated emergency plans for OU, Norman campus. The EOP incorporates current institutional plans and consists of four parts: the Base Plan, Functional Annexes, Threat/Hazard-Specific Annexes, and Attachments.
The Base Plan provides an overview of the approach to operations before, during, and after an emergency. The section also addresses the overarching activities to be undertaken regardless of the function, threat, or hazard. The content in this section provides a solid foundation for campus emergency operations.
Functional Annexes focus on critical operational functions and the courses of action developed to carry them out.
Threat/Hazard-Specific Annexes describe the courses of action unique to particular threats and hazards, these are developed based on the prioritized list of hazards determined in the risk assessment process.
Attachments are pertinent to other information that will be useful before, during or after an incident. Examples of attachments include, but are not limited to, forms, checklists, maps, contact lists, and resource lists.
OU is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of persons and protection of property on the OU campus in the event of an emergency or incident. The EOP has been developed as a guide for reacting to major emergencies and disasters that may have the potential to cause significant disruption to the normal operation of OU. The document and plan are not all-inclusive but is intended to provide for a systematic response to emergencies.
It is the policy and procedure of OU that in the event of a major emergency or disaster, OU personnel and equipment will be utilized to respond to the emergency. The purpose of the response is to protect life, preserve the property, and structures of OU, restore requisite utilities to assure adequate quality of life issues and restore OU to full functionality.
The EOP provides a framework through which OU, City of Norman, and Cleveland County Emergency Service Providers can plan and perform their respective emergency functions during a disaster or national emergency. The EOP recognizes the need for ongoing emergency management planning. Emergency management planning is a dynamic action that occurs in conjunction with another city, county, and state agencies to protect the safety of the students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property of OU.
The EOP complies with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NIMS provides a nationwide template enabling federal, state, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector non-governmental organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents regardless of cause, size or complexity. The use of NIMS at OU facilitates the institution's ability to communicate and coordinate response actions with other jurisdictions and external emergency response agencies.
Under NIMS compliance, OU will respond to emergencies using the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is the model tool for command, control, and coordination of response and provides a means to coordinate the efforts of individual departments and agencies as they work toward the common goal of protecting life, stabilizing an incident and protect property and the environment. For OU emergencies, an Incident Command Post will be set up at the scene of the emergency or disaster and will be overseen by an Incident Commander. The highest-ranking official from the primary responding agency or department on the scene will act as the Incident Commander.
Due to the sensitivity of certain information contained within the EOP, it is not available for public viewing.