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During the response phase of a level 2 or level 3 emergency, the university will activate the EMP to assess, contain, resolve and recover from an emergency. Responses to emergencies vary greatly depending upon the severity, magnitude, duration and intensity of the event. The response will be managed by the university IMT and will use the NIMS and ICS systems.
Annexes: Annexes have been created to assist the university IMT as defined below:
Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes identify the primary and support functions for each ESF. The ESF Annex describes tasks assigned to members of the IMT and other parties, including nongovernmental partners.
Support Annexes describe the framework through which FHSU responds to emergencies. The actions described in the Support Annexes apply to nearly every type of emergency. Each Support Annex defines the specific roles of the university IMT members throughout an event.
Hazard-Specific Annexes describe strategies for managing missions for a specific hazard as identified by CIPG in the risk assessment process. These annexes explain the procedures that are hazard-specific.
Appendices provide relevant information not already addressed in the Basic Plan. Typically, this includes common information such as a list of terms and definitions, guidelines for EOP revision, or an EOP exercise program. It may also include forms used for managing emergencies.
The IMT will establish procedures and policies to assist FHSU resume normal operations after an emergency. Recovery is an ongoing process. The type and breadth of recovery activities will vary based on the nature and scope of the emergency. However, the goal of both the Response and Recovery phases is to restore the learning environment and normal university operations. Planning for Recovery begins in the Preparedness phase and requires support from campus leaders to ensure that decisions contribute to recovery. All decisions should be made in conjunction with local and state officials and partners. Recovery includes: