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Mission and Concept of Operations

It shall be the mission of PCC to respond to an emergency situation in a safe, effective, and timely manner. PCC personnel and equipment will be utilized to accomplish the following priorities:

Priority I: Protection of Life Safety;
Priority II: Maintenance of Life Support and Assessment of Damages; and
Priority III: Communicate to the Community and Media; and
Priority IV: Restoration of General Campus Operations

It is anticipated that, as operations progress from Priority I through Priority III and IV responses, the administrative control of the campus will transition from the NIMS/SEMS/ICS structure back to the normal PCC organizational structure. To the greatest extent possible, regulations regarding the protection of the environment will be complied with during disaster response activities. When an Emergency occurs, this plan is invoked for the emergency and a multiple-tier graded approach is utilized for response. Initially, the PCC Police Department (PCCPD) assumes Incident Command (IC) and initiates appropriate mitigate/protective actions and notifications.

If the event requires support for fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS), appropriate agencies/organizations are notified and respond. Depending upon the nature of the event and in accordance with SEMS, the PCC Police Department IC may utilize a "Unified Command" structure with other agency response personnel.

When required, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be activated to support the ongoing response. The PCC EOP and associated building plans/procedures have been developed, and personnel have been trained and assigned to the EOC to promote integration for a multi-organizational response, if required.