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Definitions of an Emergency and a Disaster
The following definitions of an emergency are provided as guidelines to assist SLC Faculty, Students and Staff in determining the appropriate response:
Minor Emergency: Any incident, potential or actual, which will not seriously affect the overall functional capacity of the college. Campus security and maintenance personnel will handle all minor emergencies. Operational management of minor emergencies rests with the Director of Public Safety & Security or the Director of Maintenance Services.
Major Emergency: Any incident, potential or actual, which affects an entire building or buildings and which will disrupt the overall operations of the college. Outside emergency services (i.e. Police, Fire, Con Edison) will probably be required, as well as major resource efforts (Outside Contractors) from Operations and Facilities. A major emergency may require the implementation of the Emergency Response Plan at the direction of the President, who shall be immediately advised of all major emergencies by the Director of Operations and Facilities and/or the Director of Public Safety & Security.
Disaster: Any event or occurrence that has taken place and has seriously impaired or halted the operations of the college. In some cases, mass personnel casualties and severe property damage may be sustained. A coordinated effort of all campus-wide resources is required to effectively control the situation. Outside emergency services will be essential. In all cases of disaster, an emergency command center, occupied by the Crisis Management Team, will be activated, and the appropriate support and operational plans will be executed. The Crisis Management Team shall make major decisions.