|Stanford's Emergency Plans
- Campus Emergency Plan
- Cabinet Emergency Planning Guidelines
- Department Emergency Planning Guidelines
These documents provide a management framework for
responding to major emergencies that may threaten the health and
safety of the University community, or disrupt its programs and
operations. The plans address earthquakes, fires or explosions,
hazardous materials releases, extended power outages, floods, or
mass casualty events.
The Campus Emergency Plan establishes an Emergency
Management Team (EMT) that ascertains the scope of an incident
and advises the University President. The Emergency Management Team
establishes response strategies and tactics, deploys resources,
and initiates the emergency recovery process. The current EMT
Leader and "Incident Commander" is the Vice Provost and Dean for
Institutional Planning, Learning Technology, and Extended Education
(through January 1999).
Emergency response actions are guided by Stanford's
overriding emergency goals, to:
- Protect life safety
- Secure our critical infrastructure and facilities
- Resume the teaching and research program
The Team mobilizes at a central Emergency Operations
Center (EOC), located in the Faculty Club. The alternate site
is the Public Safety Building (711 Serra). It gathers emergency
intelligence from Satellite Operations Centers (SOCs) managed by
Deans, Vice Provosts, Vice Presidents and Directors---and then
returns emergency resources and information. The University Communications
SOC is the campus emergency "InfoCentral," and it disseminates
internal and external emergency bulletins and announcements. In
some emergencies, field command posts may be set up to stage resources
or manage operations in areas of the campus.
An emergency event at Stanford may be designated
as a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 situation:
Level 1 A minor incident that is quickly resolved
with internal resources or limited help.
Plan is not activated.
Level 2 A major emergency that impacts sizable
portions of the campus, and that may affect mission-critical functions
or life safety.
|The Emergency Plan is activated
and a subset of the EMT, known as the Situation Triage &
Assessment Team (STAT) determines the magnitude of the emergency.
The Emergency Operations Center may be opened.
Level 3 A disaster that involves the entire
campus and surrounding community.
|The Emergency Plan is activated,
and the entire EMT mobilizes at the EOC.
Department Emergency Plans are developed in each
Stanford administrative and academic unit. These documents outline
strategies for protecting department personnel and programs, and
for coordinating with the SOC and EOC. Emergency Plans in specialized
service units indicate how they will provide specific emergency
aid for the campus---such as safety assessments, search and rescue,
repairs, sheltering, counseling and other support.
An Emergency Preparedness Planning Steering
Committee reviews the Plan documents annually, and meets regularly
to provide general oversight for related policies and procedures.
For more information about emergency preparedness
at Stanford, call us at 723-0448 or email EH&S