All Hazards Planning

An emergency situation can arise at any time and from many causes. Potential emergencies can range from chemical spills, fires, explosions, natural disasters, and criminal incidents.

TUready provides the procedures for organizing, coordinating and directing available resources toward the management of an emergency. The plan includes a chain of command establishing the authority and responsibility of various individuals. In emergencies, procedures sometimes must be changed at an instant's notice; therefore, responsible and knowledgeable persons who know the procedures must have the authority to make necessary modifications.

TUready’s emergency response priorities are:

  • Protect life safety;
  • Secure our critical infrastructure and facilities; and
  • Resume teaching and research programs.

University response to a disaster or emergency will generally involve the following phases:

Planning and Mitigation – The process of evaluating exposures and developing or refining response plans that will assure an orderly and effective response to an emergency, and for identifying and mitigating areas of vulnerability.

Response – The reaction(s) to an incident or emergency in order to assess the level of containment and control activities that may be necessary. During this phase university priorities will be to assure the public welfare, protect critical infrastructure, and provide support to emergency response organizations/operations.

Resumption – The process of planning for and/or implementing the resumption of critical business operations immediately following an interruption or disaster.

Recovery/Restoration – The process of planning for and/or implementing recovery of non-critical business processes and functions after critical business process functions have been resumed, and for implementing projects/operations that will allow the university to return to a normal service level.