Crisis Essentials

Westmont College


Sections:

Organized Response

Optimized Communication

Competent Responders

Accessible Resources

Hazard Approaches

Continuum Strategies


Organized Response

We have adapted the industry standard Incident Command System (ICS) to meet our particular needs (see EmergencyOrgChart). One person (the Incident Manager) will direct the response and will work with the following key people:

Each function has a mission-based Job Action Sheet designed to help quickly orient responders to the main tasks that should occupy their attention in the immediate aftermath.

Supplementing campus personnel, the college has cultivated close working ties with, and conducted joint exercises involving, numerous local response agencies, including but not limited to: Montecito Fire; County Sheriff; County Office of Emergency Management; City Office of Emergency Services; UCSB; SBCC; Red Cross.

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Optimized Communication

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Competent Responders

The following groups (comprising over 100 individuals) have designated roles to assist in the college’s response. The college conducts more than 50 training, education and practice activities each year, including but not limited to those indicated below.

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Accessible Resources

Information and materiel resources are stored in the following locations

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Hazard Approaches

Our detailed plans (found in the EOP, plus certain info linked below) provide extensive guidance on how to respond to our primary known threats.

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Continuum Strategies

We take into account the following phases of emergency management, with the stated target results.

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