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:
If the situation warrants, the order to secure the campus will be given by the office of the COO. This order will be given only if there is a perceived threat to the campus associated with the emergency or accident on the General Rudder (i.e. terrorist attack/threat).
No student, faculty or staff member will be allowed to leave campus until released by the COO or designee.
The Incident Command Team will report to the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate campus operations and campus response.
College Station will be notified of the incident and the campus’ actions.
All Campus Police Officers will be called to duty immediately.
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 Persons (Students and Employees)
Immediate Support Services
The counseling suite in the Siebel Building will be used for a private area for families to gather following initial notification and upon arrival to campus. Access will be maintained by Campus Police.
Crisis Counseling for Students, Faculty and Staff
In the event of an emergency, Employee Assistance Personnel will be asked to respond to campus. http://www.tamug.edu/hrd/Employees/EAP.html
A support group should be established for the families for food and household preparation, screening of telephone calls, childcare, etc.
The Office of Student Affairs will provide counseling to students.
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 COO 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 Emergency Operations 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.