The Emergency Management & Continuity Program safeguards Lewis & Clark’s community members and protects the College’s ability to meet the core missions that are vulnerable to any emergency that results in the loss of vital resources, such as facilities, equipment, infrastructure, technology, or personnel.
The emergency management team coordinates and supports planning and training to enable the College to protect against, respond to, continue during, and recover from natural and human-caused emergencies.
Emergency Management Timeline
Planning (ongoing) is part of normal daily operations at Lewis & Clark College. Planning efforts can be categorized as lessening the impact of an emergency (mitigation), or readying the institution for a variety of emergency situations through education, training, and drills (preparedness).
Response (0-96 hours after incident) During an emergency, response activities focus on incident stabilization and protection of life, property, and environment by deploying College resources and coordinating with municipal response efforts after the immediate threat has passed.
Restoration (days to years) After the danger from an emergency has passed, the College will need to assess the impact of the emergency and begin the process of restoration. These efforts strive to return core operations to pre-emergency conditions as quickly as possible (continuity), while beginning the long-term process of full resumption of all activities (recovery).