Platt College's Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) is designed for use by the entire college community. The EPP establishes standard operating guidelines, based on existing policies and procedures, for the response to an emergency impacting the College. The EPP describes the emergency management roles and responsibilities of the entire college community and provides a strategy to be prepared as possible for the most likely hazards. The EPP is designed to protect lives and property through effective use of college, local, state and federal resources. Since an emergency may be sudden and without warning, the EPP is intended to be flexible in order to accommodate contingencies of various types and magnitudes. The EPP does not limit the use of good judgment and common sense in matters not foreseen or covered by the elements of the plan.
While crime, threatening weather and accidents are thankfully rare events, these pages provide useful information on how to react to, lessen or avoid completely the potentially negative consequences of a number of dangerous situations. Knowing how to behave—who to call, where to go and what to do—when a crisis occurs can prove the difference between life and death.