» Multi-Hazard Emergency Response Plan

Chapman University, in order to identify, plan and implement key structural components of a campus emergency has adopted a multi-hazard response plan. The disaster plan includes four broad but essential components:
  1. Planning
  2. Mitigation
  3. Response
  4. Recovery

Organization of the plan:

The plan utilizes the combination of accepted emergency response practices, ICS (Incident Command System), and SEMS/NIMS (Standardized Emergency Management System /National Incident Management System). The SEMS structure is incorporated as a means to simplify interactions with all agencies involved in emergency response and disaster preparedness. All federal and state agencies are required to utilize this structure and FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) requires its use as one condition of reimbursement eligibility. Because the plan provides a continuum of levels of activation, it can be utilized for incidents ranging from those of limited outcome, site, or problem, up to and including large events with potential for large loss.

Types of events the plan addresses:

  1. Earthquakes
  2. Floods
  3. Fires
  4. Medical Disaster
  5. Drought
  6. Extreme Weather/Storms
  7. Civil Disturbance
  8. Terrorism
  9. Active Shooter
  10. Transportation Incident
  11. Landslide
  12. Hazardous Material
  13. Utility Failure
  14. Epidemic
  15. Dam Failure