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Appendix A Glossary

BlackboardConnect. A system that can be utilized to provide notification to Faculty, Staff, and Students regarding emergency situations. Connect Ed messages can be sent via phone, email, and text.

College Emergency Website. A website where Faculty, Staff, Students and other interested parties can access emergency information. emergency.lsco.edu

College Incident Commander. The College Incident Commander is a senior member of the Emergency Management Team and is in charge of the Incident Response Team. The College Incident Commander is the individual responsible for the command and control of all aspects of an emergency situation. (a/k/a Director of Emergency Management, Chairman of the Incident Response Team). CIC: President.

Emergency Command Post (ECP). The ECP is a designated area near the site of the emergency in which the Incident Response Team and the Emergency Management Team may gather and assume their role.

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan (EMBCP). The EMBCP is intended to establish policies, procedures and organizational structure for response to emergencies that are of sufficient magnitude to cause a significant disruption of the functioning of all or portions of the College. (a/k/a Emergency Preparedness Plan, Disaster Response Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan, Business Continuity Plan, Business Continuation Plan).

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan Coordinator. The Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan Coordinator is a member of the Emergency Management Team who is responsible for the maintenance of the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan. The Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan Coordinator consults directly with the College Incident Commander during an actual emergency. EMBCP Coordinator: Executive Director, College Affairs.

Emergency Management Team (EMT). The EMT is an assemblage of College officials appointed by the President to advise and assist in making emergency-related policy decisions. The EMT is also responsible for the review and approval of the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC serves as the centralized, well-supported location in which the Incident Response Team and the Emergency Management Team may gather and assume their role.

Incident Command System (ICS). The ICS is a modular emergency management system designed for all hazards and levels of emergency response. The system is used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and throughout the United States as the basis for emergency response management.

Incident Response Team (IRT).  The  IRT  is  comprised  of  senior  level management representing areas of the College  that have critical EMBCP execution responsibilities. At the direction of the College  Incident  Commander,  the  IRT executes the Emergency Management and  Business  Continuity  Plan  during  an  emergency.

Response Plans. Response Plans are attached to Unit Plans to address specific situations where the Unit has important functions. Response Plans can be organized at the discretion of the Unit.

Unit. A Unit is a department, school or other defined entity of the College.

Unit Plan. A Unit Plan identifies emergency preparation, coordination and response activities for the Unit. Each area identified with critical or special responsibilities is required to develop and maintain a Unit Plan.