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Emergency Management

Section XII: Annexes

These appendices are in development and can be found under a separate cover and are stored in the UH-EOC.

Annex A - Warning

Annex B - Communication

Annex C - Shelter and Mass Care

Annex D - Radiological Protection

Annex E - Evacuation

Annex F - Firefighting

Annex G - Law Enforcement

Annex H - Health and Medical Services

Annex I - Emergency Messaging

Annex J - Recovery

Annex N - Direction and Control

Annex O - Human Services

Annex P - Hazard Mitigation

Annex S - Transportation

Annex U - Legal

Annex V - Active Shooter Response

Annex A - Warning

The University of Houston-Victoria (UHV) is committed to the welfare, health and safety its students, employees, and visitors. If a condition arises that constitutes an emergency and/or disaster, the university will utilize all resources necessary and available to mitigate the situation as efficiently and safely as possible. Annex A references where to find information on the methods and modalities of how the public and campus community will be warned and instructed regarding actual or threatened hazards through the public media or other means.

Annex B - Communication

Interoperable communications systems are crucial in any type or scale (size) of disaster, and therefore should be both redundant and decentralized to limit the opportunity for any emergency to impact all university systems. They exist to ensure the capacity for timely communications to support security, situational awareness, decision-making, and operations among response agencies and the university by any and all means available. Annex B provides the framework for how information will be exchanged among responders, administrative officials, faculty, students, and other interested persons during and after a disaster/emergency situation.

Annex C - Shelter

In the event campus facilities are needed to support sheltering for the university community, UHV will coordinate support resources to provide temporary housing and feeding may be necessary. Annex C provides an overview on actions taken to ensure appropriate services are  providing temporary shelter, food, and essential life support needs to faculty, staff, and students. If the faculty, staff, or students are displaced from their homes, because of a disaster situation, UHV will attempt to assist with resources to provide assistance. 

Annex D - Radiological Protection

Information will be added in the future.

Annex E - Evacuation

This plan provides assurance of appropriate response to protect the community in the event of an incident requiring evacuation, shelter-in-place, and/or lockdown. It was developed in order to provide for an orderly and coordinated method to support the evacuation response effort.  Annex E provides a general illustration on the movement of people to a safe area from an area believed to be at risk, when disaster/emergency situations necessitate that action.

Annex F - Firefighting

First responder departments / agencies (fire, law enforcement, public works, etc.) understand their roles and responsibilities, challenges have historically arisen in the overarching management: the merging of varying disciplines and organizations that are not accustomed to working together on a regular basis. Annex F presents how UHV will rely on local first responders to direct and control life safety activities requiring local responders on campus during and following disaster/emergency situations.

Annex G - Law Enforcement

First responder departments / agencies (fire, law enforcement, public works, etc.) understand their roles and responsibilities, challenges have historically arisen in the overarching management: the merging of varying disciplines and organizations that are not accustomed to working together on a regular basis. Annex F presents how UHV will rely on local first responders to direct and control life safety activities requiring local responders on campus during and following disaster/emergency situations.

Annex H - Health and Medical Services

Annex H presents how UHV will rely on local hospitals to direct and control life saving activities requiring hospital care for faculty, staff, or student injured on campus during and following disaster/emergency situations.

UHV will rely on local EMS to support, render emergency care to transport faculty, staff, or student injured on campus during and following disaster/emergency situations.

Annex I - Emergency Messaging and Communication

UHV is committed to the welfare, health and safety of faculty, staff, and students. If a condition arises that constitutes an emergency and/or disaster, the university will utilize all resources necessary and available to mitigate the situation as efficiently and safely as possible. 

Annex I references where to find information on the methods and modalities of how the UHV campus community will be warned and instructed regarding actual or threatened hazards through the public media or other means. The resources available may include, text messaging, emails, phone calls, and internet resources. 

Annex J - Recovery

Annex J is under developement to describe the overallresponse functions and capabilities used during recovery activities.