An emergency plan specifies procedures for handling sudden or unexpected situations. Besides the major benefit of providing guidance during an emergency, developing the plan has other advantages. You may discover unrecognized hazardous conditions that would aggravate an emergency situation and you can work to eliminate them. The planning process may bring to light deficiencies, such as the lack of resources (equipment, trained personnel, supplies), or items that can be rectified before an emergency occurs. In addition an emergency plan promotes safety awareness and shows the organization’s commitment to the safety of workers.
This Emergency Response Guide is part of a comprehensive CCRI Emergency Response Program recently developed and modeled after the program used by Northern Essex Community College (NECC). In addition, the program includes a detailed Emergency Response Plan derived from the plan standard promoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA). This “Standardized Emergency Management System” (SEMS) plan includes a CCRI Emergency Response Team Organizational Chart, Role descriptions, Duty checklists and Comprehensive Team Action plans. Emergency Response binders will be maintained in all division offices and at the offices designated as Response Management Team members.