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Fort Hays State University (FHSU) faces risk from a variety of potential emergencies caused by acts of nature or man that result in loss of life and property, cause human suffering, and disrupt normal campus operations.
To address such emergencies, FHSU has established this Emergency Management Plan (EMP), which provides a guideline for the management of the actions and operations required to plan for, respond to and recover from an emergency or disaster. The overall objective of FHSU’s emergency operations is to respond to emergency conditions and manage the restoration of normal functions.
This EMP is based on the models provided by the NIMS and the ICS. This EMP uses an all-hazards philosophy and describes FHSU’s Mitigation and Prevention, Preparedness, Response,
and Recovery strategies.
The EMP is local in scope but is intended to support a comprehensive, multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approach to emergency management. The EMP addresses the objectives that are summarized below:
The EMP includes or references appendices, building plans, specific emergency response plans, emergency contact information, continuity and recovery plans, and other resources.
The EMP may be activated during emergencies, which may include, but are not limited to:
This EMP will guide FHSU’s response to emergencies. This plan does not nullify or supersede other FHSU policies and procedures relating to campus safety that already exist, such as policies relating to crime reporting and timely warnings.