Wagner College Emergency Action Plan (EAP) was developed to minimize panic and confusion in the event of an emergency on the college campus.
The Wagner College EAP is meant to coordinate the strategic and tactical responses of the college and their agencies to any type of crisis or emergency that could arise.
The authority to declare a campus state of emergency rests with the President of Wagner College or his designee in the event of a major catastrophic emergency.
Declaration of an Emergency
In the event of a major catastrophic emergency, the college will work directly with the city, state, local businesses, or other institutions and federal support agencies to best manage the situation. Emergencies will be categorized as:
Minor Incident: If the emergency involves only one building or a small part of the campus.
Major Incident/Disaster: If the emergency involves a large part of the campus.
During a campus emergency, the Wagner College Crisis Response Team (CRT) will take immediate action to implement the appropriate procedures to manage the emergency. These procedures are meant to safeguard persons and property and to secure facilities.
When an emergency declaration is made, there may be instances when only authorized individuals are permitted to be in the area. Faculty and Staff members who have been assigned to CRT or who have been issued an emergency pass by the Public Safety Office will be allowed to enter the immediate area of the emergency.
In the event of an emergency occurring in or around the campus which involves college property, the Chief of Staff who serves as the Emergency Response Coordinator and the Director of Public Safety will activate the Emergency Action Plan.
At the conclusion of the emergency, the College President, or his designee, will issue a statement declaring the emergency over, thus allowing the college to return to normal operating procedures.
If necessary, business continuity plans will be put into effect to address any long term consequences.
In the event of an actual emergency, the college’s main webpage, will provide up to date information. Other instruments of communication will include but are not limited to: text messaging, local radio/TV stations, email, voicemail, alarm systems, word of mouth and through speaker systems used by the emergency responders.