Emergency Preparedness for the Community
The Stockton University Emergency Operating Plan (EOP) is an “all-hazards” approach to planning for any type of emergency or incident, including natural, man-made or terrorist event. It includes plans for responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Listed below are the various annexes, each designed to be a stand-alone document available to the respective representative assigned the responsibility of that annex:
- Alert, Warning and Communications
- Damage Assessment
- Emergency Medical
- Emergency Operations Center
- Emergency Public Information
- Fire and Rescue
- Hazardous Materials
I. Law Enforcement
J. Public Health
K. Public Works
L. Radiological Protection
M. Resource Management
N. Shelter, Reception and Care
O. Social Services
P. Infectious Disease (Pending)
The President of theStockton Universityis responsible for declaring an emergency on campus and will do so based upon information received from the Emergency Management Coordinator for the campus who is the Chief of Police. An Organizational Chart reflects the overall responsibilities of each member on the emergency operations team and the Functional Tasks and Responsibilities Chart will provide specific information on who is assigned to what task(s). The plan requires the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and remains flexible enough to expand and contract as determined by the scope of the incident.
Our plan has been modeled after the State of New Jersey Emergency Operations Plan, which is in conformance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency regulation. This is the model used by every Emergency Management Office in New Jersey. We continue to work with our local, county and state partners in our efforts to identify areas where we can make improvements in our plans. Our EOP is tested several times annually through the use of organized “tabletop” scenarios and or full scale exerciseswhich requireactive participants in a simulated incident.
Additionally we have posted in all classrooms and officesan “Emergency Procedures Guide” for our faculty, staff and students that addresses the most common emergencies they may encounter while on campus. The guide is available to all members of the community.
All students and employees are urged to "opt in" to Stockton's emergency text messaging system, which enables urgent text messages to be sent to a subscriber’s cell phone in an event of an emergency. Additionally, other emergency broadcast services include: mass emails, internet web site postings, cable television, electronic message boards, campus PBX voice messaging to dormitory and office telephones and electronic classroom notification service, which automatically turns on video projectors in all classrooms and displays emergency notices.
We thank our community for working with us as we continue to prepare for any emergency that may occur on campus. We cannot do it alone and need your assistance. Please consider volunteering for our CERT Program by contacting our Health and Safety Officer at X4751 or our Neighborhood Watch Program by contacting the police department at X4390. Your volunteering is an excellent way to show your care and support for our community.