44 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS CO Communications Officer EOC Emergency Operations

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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS CO Communications Officer EOC Emergency Operations Center IAP Incident Action Plan ICS Incident Command System JIC Joint Information Center NIMS National Incident Management System DEFINITIONS Command Staff . NIMS lingo that includes the Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, and Liaison Officer who report directly to the EOC Manager. Critical Incident . Level 1 emergency response. Minor, localized, quickly resolved or contained or a pre- planned event or incident. Campus Emergency . Level 2 emergency response. Major event, sizable portions of campus. Disrupts orderly operations or educational mission. College Leadership & Policy Team . The President and members of the President’s Administrative staff who form the executive leadership of the College. The President continues to carry out executive leadership of the College during times of crisis and is responsible for policy decisions as it relates to the emergency response operation. Other members of the President’s Council may serve in the President’s absence or at his request in this capacity. Disaster . Level 3 emergency response. Entire campus or surrounding community. Little external help. EOC Management Team . The EOC Manager and appropriate (based on incident needs) In NIMS lingo…. Command and General Staff. Financial Affairs . The Section responsible for all incident costs and financial considerations. Incident Action Plan (IAP) . An oral or written plan containing general objectives reflecting the overall strategy for managing an incident for an operational period. May include operational resources and assignments, safety information, and other information for managing the incident. Incident Command System (ICS) . A standardized on-scene emergency management construct. ICS is the combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common organizational structure, designed to aid in the management of resources during incidents. It is applicable to all types and sizes of incidents. Incident Objectives . Statements of guidance and direction necessary for the selection of appropriate strategy (ies), and the tactical direction of resources. Incident objectives must be measurable and achievable, yet flexible enough to allow for strategic and tactical alternatives. Liaison Officer . A member of the Command Staff responsible for coordinating with representatives from cooperating and assisting agencies. Mission-critical Functions . Activity, device, service, or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the failure of business operations. For example, in higher education failure of the enterprise-wide computer system would lead to inability for Linfield College to conduct business. National Incident Management System (NIMS) . A system mandated by HSPD-5 (Homeland Security Presidential Directive) that provides a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State, local, and tribal governments; the private sector ; and non-governmental organizations to work effectively and 45
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