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BP 3505 – Emergency Operations Plan

In the event of a natural, human-caused or technological disaster affecting Portland Community College (PCC) or the surrounding area, we must be prepared to implement plans and procedures to protect lives and property.

Officials at Portland Community College (PCC), have developed an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that will enhance their emergency response capability for any large-scale emergencies or disasters on any PCC Campus or Center.

The plan is written with explicit interest in the welfare and safety of the faculty, staff, students and visitors. In accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5, all PCC departments that have responsibilities delineated in this plan will use the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS allows and ensures proper coordination between local, state and federal organizations in emergency response. Furthermore, the Incident Command System (ICS) will be utilized in all on scene management of emergency events.

Pursuant to the authority of the Board of Directors, this Emergency Operations Plan, its attachments, appendices, and annexes are to be formally adopted for PCC. Each administrator and functional manager is directed to take necessary actions to implement it by developing written internal procedures that detail support required by the plan and then maintain preparedness to quickly put the plan into action.

This plan, when used properly and updated annually, will assist PCC personnel in accomplishing their primary responsibilities: Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, and Property Preservation. This plan and its provisions hereby gives authority and responsibility to PCC officials to perform their duties, as indicated in this plan, before, during and after an incident.

The Emergency Manager is designated as the responsible official to coordinate, implement and supervise emergency operations on behalf of the President and other administrative officers. This Emergency Manager is empowered to coordinate with other local, state and federal emergency operations agencies in the event of emergencies that may require implementation of this plan.

This Emergency Operations Plan shall be distributed to all personnel included in the Emergency Operations Plan distribution list and others as deemed necessary.

November 2020