Emergency Management Research Paper

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CHAPTER EMERGENCY PROCEDURE TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Emergency Procedure Team: President (in charge) Vice President-Standards House Chairman Chapter Council Adviser

2. Emergency phone numbers for police, fire, emergency medical service/ambulance and campus security should be posted by all phones in the chapter facility.

3. Chapter member immediately contacts the appropriate emergency service and a member of the Emergency Procedure Team.

4. Chapter President
• Ensures appropriate emergency service has been notified.
• Notifies team members and begins gathering facts.

5. Vice President-Standards
• Utilizes the current Emergency Information Card to supply emergency personnel with any information necessary about the member(s) involved.
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Chapter members who reside outside of the chapter house should follow the emergency procedures of their residence.
• Meeting Locations: Choose two places to meet. o Right outside your home in case of a sudden emergency, such as a fire. o Outside your immediate neighborhood, in case you cannot return home or are forced to evacuate.
• Emergency Contact: Choose an out-of-area emergency contact person. It may be easier to text or call long distance if local phone lines are overloaded or out of service. Everyone should have the emergency contact information saved on their phones. Plan a chapter evacuation. Discuss the plan in detail at least once each term.
• Meeting Location: Decide where you would meet following a chapter evacuation. Check to see if your university has a location or a pre-established evacuation shelter.
• Route: Decide the route you would take to get to the meeting location. In addition to planned evacuation routes, establish alternate routes in case roads are impassable or there are unexpected obstacles. Plan for a lockdown of the chapter facility.
• Lock and barricade the doors by moving heavy objects in front of all
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Check rooms on the way out to see if everyone is alerted to the fire. Check to make sure all doors to all rooms are closed on the way out.
5. Do not gather your belongings before leaving.
6. When you are in a room when the alarm goes off, feel the doorknob to see if the heat is intense.
7. Once the building has built up smoke, it is best to crawl out.
8. Have a plan to account for members. A roommate check system may work best. The House Chairman should take a head count to make sure everyone is out of the house.
9. NEVER go back into the house to attempt to rescue anyone.
10. Move cars out of the way for fire engines to get in.

Notes for House Boards of housed chapters:
Follow the above instructions for House Boards located in the Hurricanes section.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
1. If your chapter is housed, be sure the facility contains a complete first-aid kit that is in an accessible place. Take the kit with you at chapter retreats and other out-of-town functions.
2. Call the paramedics and give necessary information regarding the sickness/accident.
3. In the event of a serious illness or injury, do not notify the parents immediately. The medical professionals may wish to notify parents and advise them of the

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