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Emergency Preparedness

Bemidji State University/Northwest Technical College is committed to protecting the welfare of its community members as well as its property, equipment and facilities.  Administrators, Directors, Managers and key staff work to assess and mitigate potential hazards to the campuses, plan for and direct emergency response actions as needed, and guide the recovery to normal operations, following an emergency incident.  A more detailed overview is available at:  BSU/NTC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW.

Three planning and procedural documents have been developed to describe and guide BSU/NTC's emergency preparedness and management activities.

·  BSU/NTC All-Hazards Plan

The All-Hazards Plan describes how the university will manage and coordinate resources and personnel responding to emergency situations.  This plan addresses BSU/NTC's planned response to extraordinary emergency situations. It does not address normal day-to-day emergencies or the well-established and routine procedures used in coping with such emergencies.  Instead, the operational concepts reflected in this plan focus on potential large-scale disasters that can generate unique situations requiring expanded emergency responses including coordination with local, State and Federal jurisdictions.

·  Emergency Procedures Guide

The BSU Campus Emergency Procedures Guide is a quick reference to the initial actions individuals should take in response to various emergency situations on campus. The actions listed in the guide should be considered guidelines that are intended to help you prepare for reasonable responses to the types of incidents included in the guide, however each emergency situation is unique. The actual actions taken will depend upon and be influenced by the specific circumstances of the incident.  You can request a hard copy of the guide at the public safety office or you can download it at:  EMERGENCY PROCEDURES GUIDE

·  Building Preparedness Plans

These plans provide building specific emergency response information such as internal and external relocation sites, emergency contact points, names of key individuals, and special considerations that may be unique to the building/area.  Directors, deans, and or supervisors are responsible for completing the BUILDING PREPARDENESS FORMS in their respected areas.  Public Safety will review these forms annually in an attempt to have the most current plans on file.  Completed forms should be submitted to Environmental Health & Safety

BSU/NTC Public Safety has primary responsibility for maintaining these plans and procedures, which are reviewed at least annually and updated as needed. All BSU/NTC community members need to be familiar with the emergency plans and procedures. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding theses documents or BSU/NTC emergency preparedness, please contact BSU Public Safety Office at (218) 755-3888.