Introduction

Emergency Response Plan

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Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. 

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. 

Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

 

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Aggression | Hostage

Critical Information: 

If the hostage–taker is unaware of your presence, Do Not Attract Attention!  

 

  1. Insure personal safety. Do not become a hostage yourself.
  2. Dial 911, give exact location and details of events
  3. Secure immediate area. Close doors.
  4. Observe:
  5. Number of people taken
  6. Any weapon
  7. Number and description of captors
  8. Document any threats or demands if possible
  9. Request all witnesses to remain until Police arrive
  10. Restrict entry to area until Police arrive
  11. Do not speak to the media. 

 

In the event of a hostage situation and you are taken hostage: 

  • Cooperate with the hostage-taker to the fullest extent possible 
  • STAY CALM, try not to panic; calm individuals if they are present 
  • Be respectful to the hostage-taker 
  • Ask permission to speak; do not argue or make suggestions
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Assault

An assault is the intentional infliction of or attempt to inflict bodily harm upon another person. 

Early intervention may reduce or eliminate escalation of the incident.

 

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Bomb Threat

Critical Information: 

ALL bomb threats must be taken seriously until they are assessed.

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Earthquake
  • DROP on the floor
  • Take COVER under sturdy desk, table or other furniture. If that is not possible, seek cover against an interior wall or doorway and protect your head and neck with your arms. Avoid danger spots near windows, hanging objects, and tall objects. 
  • If you take cover under a sturdy piece of furniture, HOLD on to it and be prepared to move with it. Hold the position until the ground stops shaking and it is safe to move. Do not run
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Evacuation Plan

Evacuation may be required if there is a fire in the building or other hazards. The evacuation team will direct the evacuation of the building and account for all employees outside at a safe location.

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Fire

Critical Information: Smoke is just as dangerous as fire. Most fire deaths are due to smoke inhalation.

 

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Hazardous Materials

Critical Information: In the event of a natural or propane gas leak or odor – EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY.

In all other cases, first responders will take command of the situation and determine the steps to take regarding evacuation, shelter-in-place and ventilation systems (HVAC).

 

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Medical Emergency

Critical Information: The role of staff in a medical emergency is to provide care to the victim until first responders arrive. Staff should NOT provide any first aid beyond their training. Staff should comfort the victim and reassure them that medical attention is on the way. Before providing assistance, staff should survey the scene for additional hazards and ensure it is safe to render aid.

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Psychological Crisis

A person struggling with a mental health issue may not be visible like a broken leg, or as understood as cancer, but it is not their fault.  Remain compassionate and remember it is not a crime to be in crisis.

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Suicide Threat/Attempt

Critical Information: Writing, talking or even hinting about suicide must be taken seriously. Immediate intervention is essential. Individual confidentiality is superseded by the need for safety.

 

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Severe Weather

If Warned Of A Severe Weather Event:

  1. Listen to the radio for updates and advice
  2. Move people and equipment away from exposed rooms and windows. Close curtains/drapes/blinds
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Sexual Assault

Critical Information: Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact. For the victim, it is often an experience of fear, humiliation, violence and loss of control. Victims may experience a full range of emotional reactions. It is extremely beneficial for the organization to support any victims of sexual assault.lt.

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Shelter/Lockdonw

Shelter in place means finding a safe location indoors and staying there until you are given an “all clear” or told to evacuate. You may be asked to shelter in place because of an active shooter; tornado; or chemical, radiological, or other hazard.

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Suspicious Parcel

If you receive a suspicious letter or package:

  • Stop. Don’t handle.
  • Isolate it immediately.
  • Don’t open, smell, or taste.
  • Activate emergency plan.
  • Notify staff. 

 

If you suspect the mail or package contains a bomb (explosive) or radiological, biological, or chemical threat: 

  • Isolate the area immediately.
  • Call 911
  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
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Utility Failure

Assess The Extent And Impact Of The Failure

Minor Failure

  • Contact facilities and alert Director of Operations

Major failure

  • Loss of power, lighting, water, lifts, communication, computer network.
  • Contact facilities and alert Director of Operations
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Weapon

Weapons Policy HERE: Firearms are not permitted on Mazamas activities (policy as of 11/20/19)