In compliance with the California State University, Executive Order #1056 , Emergency Management Program requirements, Cal Poly Pomona has a new, Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
Per the executive order, the campus is to develop an emergency operations plan, review, update and distribute the emergency plan to emergency management team members and others, as identified by the campus.
The EOP, shall be continually communicated to the campus community in a variety of methods through public education.
What is an Emergency Operations Plan?
An emergency operations plan is a document, which outlines how our campus will respond in an emergency.
- The EOP sets guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, and timely manner.
- The EOP typically calls for the establishment of the Incident Command System (ICS).
- An emergency operations plan is typically activated, on an as-needed basis and is designed to be used for all types of emergency scenario’s (earthquake, fire, lock-down, shelter-in-place & hazardous materials spill incidents).
How does the Emergency Operations Plan affect me as an employee or student on campus?
The best way to prepare to respond to an emergency, before it happens is to have a plan, be familiar with the contents of the plan and practice designated actions you must take to ensure your safety.
We have a new EOP, now what?
The Emergency Management department, within the Office of Institutional Risk now is in the process of rolling out a multi-phased approach, as follows:
- Training the campus, students, faculty, staff and administrators on the EOP contents and how to better prepare for an emergency.
- Conducting table top exercises, with the campus, executives and administrators, on how to coordinate and effectively respond, in an emergency/catastrophic event.
- Providing targeted training to our campus, volunteer first responders (Building Marshals/Floor Captains) in search and rescue, triage/first aid and sheltering operations, to better prepare for an emergency.
You can obtain a printed report by contacting, Institutional Risk at (909) 869-4697, or access the EOP on line at http://www.cpp.edu/~em/files/eop.pdf
If you have any further questions regarding the EOP, contact Whitney Fields at (909) 869-4967, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.