|Definition:||California State University San Marcos is responsible for implementing and maintaining an Emergency Management Program which will prepare the campus community to respond and recover from an emergency situation or hazardous condition that reaches or threatens to reach a proportion beyond the capacity of routine campus operations. Major components of this program include emergency response planning and procedures, business continuity planning, and emergency preparedness. The President has responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of the Emergency Management Program. The President has delegated operational responsibility for the Emergency Management Program to the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services.|
|Authority:||Executive Order 1013; CA Government Code Sections 8550, 8607; Governor's Executive Order D-25-83|
|Scope:||All areas and members of the campus community|
|Responsible Division:||Finance & Administrative Services|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View for Emergency Management Program Policy|
I. The President has the delegated responsibility to implement and maintain the Emergency Management Program at Cal State San Marcos. The President, in turn, has delegated operational responsibility for the Emergency Management Program to the Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services. The major goals of this program are the preservation of life, the protection of property, and the continuity of campus operations. The focus of the program is on preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery from an extraordinary emergency situation.
II. Per Executive Order 921, the campus is responsible for writing and maintaining an emergency management plan which utilizes the Incident Command System (ICS), and is in accordance with California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This plan identifies the campus emergency planning, organization, and response policies and procedures, and specifically addresses how the campus will respond to emergency situations. The plan will be reviewed and updated every two years.
A. Within the SEMS and NIMS structure, designated campus administrators and functional coordinators are responsible for all emergency operations on the campus and assume the following roles when the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated.
B. The Emergency Management Plan will be reviewed and updated every two years, and distributed to campus individuals who have designated positions in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The campus community has access to the Emergency Management Plan through the Emergency Preparedness and the University Police websites.
C. The campus shall develop a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan to ensure the continuance of critical campus functions, systems, and services when disruption to campus operations has occurred after an emergency situation. This plan will include recovery procedures for all critical campus functions.
III. The campus shall maintain emergency supplies and equipment to assist in a disaster or emergency response situation. The need for special equipment is predicated on the following assumptions.
A. There are two types of equipment necessary for emergency response:
B. The equipment is stored at various locations on campus, and is inspected and inventoried periodically. The Emergency Manager shall have responsibility for the inspection and inventory of the equipment.
IV. The campus must engage in emergency preparation in order to familiarize the campus community and emergency personnel with the procedures that will be used in emergencies. In addition, new students, faculty, and staff must be informed of the campus emergency plans and procedures to enable them to react appropriately during an emergency or potential emergency.
A. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) personnel will engage in exercises that will provide experience and training in their respective roles.
B. Campus emergency information shall be presented to all faculty, students, and staff.
C. The campus shall establish a Building Marshal Program to assist with the evacuation of buildings as directed by University Police in response to a real or potential emergency situation.
V. The Emergency Management Program shall include on-going communications to the campus community through the CSUSM and Emergency Preparedness web pages.