Assembly Area - A designated area located away from the emergency scene, where persons gather during a site evacuation for the purpose of receiving emergency briefings and instructions, and to be accounted for. An assembly area may or may not be offsite; the location generally depends upon the size and type of site involved and the type of surrounding land uses.
Disaster - An occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from a natural or human-made cause, including but not limited to fire, flood, snow, ice, tornado, windstorm, wave action, oi1 spill, water contamination, utility failure, hazardous peacetime radiological incident, major transportation accident, hazardous material incident, epidemic, air contamination, blight, drought, infestation, explosion, or hostile military action, or paramilitary action, or similar effects resulting from terrorist activities, riots or civil disorders.
Emergency Action Team Leader - the person designated to coordinate emergency planning and services for Erickson Hall. Duties include activating this Emergency Plan, implementing emergency procedures, and coordinating response activities.
Emergency Situation - Any situation confronting, a site, facility, or community requiring emergency actions of a lesser nature than a disaster to include, but not be limited to, civil disturbances, labor strikes, and build-up activities prior to an actual disaster.
Evacuation - A protective action strategy that provides for the orderly movement of people away from an actual or potential hazard.
Protective Actions - those emergency measures taken to protect people from the effects of a hazard. These may include evacuation and in-place sheltering.
Secure-in-Place – A term used for seeking out a secure location to hide or retreat to that provides you safety in the event of a dangerous situation. An example of this would be an armed intruder or dangerous person.
Shelter-in-Place – A term used for sheltering in the location you are at and keeping the hazard from infiltrating the site. Some examples include: tornado, winter weather, hazardous materials release.
Site Emergency Plan - the plan developed and maintained by the College of Education for the purpose of organizing and coordinating its emergency response activities and operations.