In the event of and emergency or accident involving the use of a campus boat(s) by students, faculty and staff, the campus will immediately enact the following procedures:
Emergency personnel should be notified immediately.
For On Campus Emergencies, Dial 911
Off Campus Emergencies, Dial 9-911
Provide Dispatcher with:
The accident scene will be secured by responding emergency personnel.
If the accident requires immediate response by TAMUG personnel, the office of the President and CEO will be notified and appropriate action will be taken.
If the situation warrants, the order to secure the campus will be given by the office of the President and CEO. This order will be given only if there is a perceived threat to the campus associated with the emergency or accident on the USTS Texas Clipper (i.e. terrorist attack/threat).
No student, faculty or staff member will be allowed to leave campus until released by the President and CEO or designee.
The Incident Command Team will report to the Incident Command Center in the office of the President’s suite to coordinate campus operations and campus response.
Campus Police will be dispatched to the main entrance of campus and to the intersection of Seawolf Parkway and Texas Clipper Road. Campus Police will remain in radio contact with the Police Chief and Incident Command Center.
Coast Guard and Local Law Enforcement
Parent Notification of On-Campus Students
Notification of Family Members of Involved Students
Notification of Family Members of Involved Employees
Immediate Support Services
Crisis Counseling for Students, Faculty and Staff
A media center will be established in Sea Aggie Center 601 or PE 107 to accommodate the electronic and data outlet needs of the responding media.
The Incident Command Team will coordinate all media interactions with campus members. The President and CEO or designee will serve as the chief spokesperson for the campus.
If employees are called by outsiders or members of the media, they should refrain from comment and refer the individual to Incident Command Center
Employees should be weary of video cameras and their coverage of the incident at the scene.
Family members affected are discouraged from agreeing to provide media with an interview, but, if not, questions should be prescreened. A member of the Incident Command Team should be present during interviews with family members to ensure that ground rules are followed and inappropriate questions are not addressed.
Revised June 2010
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