Glossary

  • Campus Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

    The CEMP is the campus‐level plan for responding effectively and efficiently before, during and after a major emergency.

  • Campus Security Act

    This federal law, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f), requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies including crimes which pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.

  • Department Emergency Operations Plans (Department Plan)

    The Department Plan is the internal department‐level plan that prescribes the functional responsibilities and operations of a university department during an emergency.

  • Emergency

    An emergency is any event or condition that presents an imminent risk of death, serious injury or illness to persons, suspension or interruption of university operations, significant physical or environmental damage or significantly threatens the University’s financial well‐being.

  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

    The EOC is the location from which the coordination of information and resources to support incident activities and to provide for the continuity of critical university operations takes place.

  • Emergency Procedures Guide

    The Emergency Guide is a quick reference guide that provides basic guidelines and survival strategies for major emergencies. It is a companion document to the Campus Emergency Management Plan.

  • Emergency Resource Team (ERT)

    The ERT is a group of campus officials with responsibilities involving the preparation and mitigation phases of emergency management.  The ERT is a key factor in supporting and leading the campus response to an emergency

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    FEMA is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the mission to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man‐made disasters.

  • First Responders

    First responders are police, firefighters, hazardous material teams, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians responsible for the initial response to an emergency.

  • Four Phases of Emergency Management

    These are the on‐going emergency management functions that extend beyond the actual response to an emergency, including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery.

  • Hazardous Materials Incident (HAZMAT)

    HAZMAT is an incident involving the release of or public exposure to explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, and radioactive materials.

  • Incident Action Plan (IAP)

    The IAP is a written or oral plan that provides overall objectives and priorities to key supervisory personnel during an emergency.

  • Incident Command Post (ICP)

    The ICP is the location from which the person in charge during an emergency oversees all emergency response operations.

  • Incident Command System (ICS)

    ICS is a component of NIMS that incorporates standardized, on‐scene, and all‐hazard emergency management functions including command, operations, planning, logistics, and finance/administration. ICS represents organizational “best practices” and is the standard for incident response.

  • Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency

    This local emergency management agency is tasked with planning, training, and assisting local jurisdictions before, during, and after an emergency.  This agency serves as the single point of contact for additional resources during an emergency.

  • Mitigation Phase

    The Mitigation Phase is the second phase of emergency management that involves activities undertaken to prevent, or reduce the adverse effects of, an emergency.

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)

    NIMS is a comprehensive, nationwide system of incident management applicable to all jurisdictional levels of government and across functional disciplines.

  • Persona Non Grata (PNG)

    A student or non‐student who has been found to exhibit behavior deemed detrimental to the university and is no longer permitted to frequent or be present in any, or specified, university locations.

  • Preparation Phase

    The Preparation Phase is the first phase of emergency management that involves activities undertaken to provide the operational capability to effectively respond to an emergency.

  • Recovery Phase

    The Recovery Phase is the fourth and final phase of emergency management that involves activities undertaken to restore normalcy after actual emergency conditions have ended.

  • Response Phase

    The Response Phase is the third phase of emergency management that involves immediate action taken to save lives and protect property during an emergency.

  • University Recovery Team

    The University Recovery Team is a group of university officials responsible for restoring normal campus operations after an emergency.  The team is assembled during an emergency and charged with conducting a damage assessment, developing a recovery plan and implementing that plan.