Emergency planning is critical to the health and welfare of members of the Seminole State College community. Its purpose is to provide a response to threats.
This plan outlines the general areas of responsibility for Seminole State College departments charged with responding to emergencies. Detailed emergency procedures are contained in individual departmental emergency response plans, which will be executed, as appropriate, during emergency situations. This Emergency Response Plan provides an overarching framework for the coordination of specific departmental plans.
This outline is arranged by emergency type. Many response steps are identical, regardless of the type of emergency, but there are some variations. The general response outline in the introduction of this plan provides an overview of the functions of each campus' emergency response unit.
The Emergency Response Team, under the College's vice president of information technology and resources/CIO, produced this plan and provides guidance for its implementation:
In the event of an emergency, the chain of authority for administrative decision-making is as follows:
Administrative decisions that relate to emergency situations, such as the decision to cancel classes, send employees home or close the College, are made by the top-ranking available person in the administrative chain of authority or the administrator of an area campus, based on input from reporting agents, appropriate administrators (if available) and the Seminole State Emergency Response Team.