Communication is critical to the successful outcome of any incident, emergency or disaster. The following will be used to ensure that information is communicated effectively.
- All employees will follow the instructions set forth in the guidelines that accompany this plan and any other additional documents or rules outside of this plan for reporting emergencies.
- Employees are expected to communicate directly with the Building Action Team Coordinator information such as potential hazards, blockage in exit routes, or other safety concerns that will hamper evacuation procedures.
- Depending on the severity of the incident, emergency or disaster:
- Employees will report information to 911.
- Building Action Team members will report information to 911.
- Team members will use a communication runner to get an urgent message to Emergency Responders or the college's Emergency Response Team. Examples include know location of a victim unable to evacuate due to injury or entrapment.
- The Building Action Team Coordinator will report information to the designated Incident Commander supervisign the incident, emergency or disaster.
- All official public information will be released through the college's Marketing and Communications Office.
- No employee should discuss any aspect of an incident, emergency or disaster to the media or others unless directed to do so.
- Confidentiality and patient information is critical. The information should never be released to anyone during a medical/trauma incident.
- The Emergency Response Team will work to implement a system where employees are able to contact family members after an incident, emergency or disaster.