Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Response Plan

This simple guide provides guidance on developing a departmental Emergency Operations Plan.

About the Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is available to respond 24/7 in any major emergency. The President or the University Vice President activates the EOC. Depending on the type of emergency, the EOC would direct temporary housing, assist with activation of computers and phones in alternate office locations, and coordinate all emergency services. The EOC would also oversee internal communications, logistics, and interactions with the press.

In order to be prepared to respond, members of the EOC meet every month and participate in practice drills and tabletop exercises. Officials from the City of New Haven also participate in these meetings and exercises. The Emergency Operations Team has drilled on emergencies involving a major explosion and chemical release, fire in a residential facility, and international travel during a flu pandemic.

Best Practices