Support of Emergency Preparedness Week April 7-11, 2008

Resolution Number: RS08-264
January, 2008



Academic
Senate Resolution

#RS08-264

Support of Emergency Preparedness Week April 7—11, 2008

WHEREAS San Francisco is exposed to a wide
variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Earthquakes, fires, severe
storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential
emergencies we may encounter; and

WHEREAS Protecting the SF State
community is the shared responsibility of the entire faculty, staff and
students. Individuals can prepare themselves, co-workers and their families for
emergencies by taking simple steps such as organizing an emergency supply kit,
making a personal preparedness plan, becoming informed about different threats,
and getting involved in preparing their community. These activities create a
culture of preparedness and can help save lives; and

WHEREAS on October 8, 2007 Chancellor
Reed signed Executive Order 1014 whose purpose is to maintain an ongoing
program on each campus that ensures the continuity of essential functions or
operations following a catastrophic event. This executive order provides
guidance to the campuses for the development and implementation of business
continuity plans using models such as the Continuity of Operations/Continuity
of Government (COOP/COG) plans and guidelines promulgated by the California
Office of Emergency Services (OES). As required by the state of California
Executive Order S-04-06, all state agencies shall update their COOP/COG plans
consistent with these guidelines; and

WHEREAS on August 7, 2007, Chancellor
Reed signed Executive Order No. 1013 relating to the California State
University Emergency Management Program. This executive order purpose is to
maintain an emergency management program on each campus that will be activated
when a hazardous condition or natural disaster reaches or has the potential for
reaching proportions beyond the capacity of routine operations. This executive
order supersedes and modifies Executive Order No. 921 to adopt the National
Incident Management System and incorporate revisions to further define the
responsibilities and needs of an effective campus emergency management program;
and

WHEREAS on November 12, 2004, Chancellor
Reed signed Executive Order No. 921 issued under Chapter II of the Standing
Orders of the Board of Trustees of the California State University and in
concert with the California Emergency Service Act in Chapter 7, commencing with
Section 8550 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The purpose of
this executive order is to maintain an emergency management system on each
campus that will be activated when a hazardous condition or natural disaster
reaches or has the potential for reaching proportions beyond the capacity of
routine operations.

The president of each campus is delegated the
responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of an emergency
management system program on campus. The campus shall write each emergency plan
in accordance with and as described in the California State Emergency
Management System (SEMS) developed by the State Office of Emergency Services.
The responsibility of the Office of Emergency Services in this matter is
described in the Governor’s Executive Order D-25-83, and Section 8607 of the
Government Code; and

WHEREAS San Francisco State University opened
its first Office of Emergency Preparedness in the Fall of 2007. Operating under
Student Affairs and the University Police, the office is responsible for the
University's Emergency and Management Plan and day-to-day safety policies; and

WHEREAS the Office of Emergency Preparedness
has developed training in First Aid/CPR for the campus community as well as an
Emergency Preparedness online tutorial (http://www.sfsu.edu/%7Eupd/emergency/quiz/).
The Office of Emergency Preparedness will be creating CERT (Campus Emergency Response
Team) training for the campus community; and now therefore be it

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State
University designates the week of April 7-11, 2008 as Emergency Preparedness
Week; and be it further

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate, and SF State encourages
faculty and staff members to elevate awareness and engagement of the campus
community around the issue of emergency preparedness; and be it further

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate, SFSU, commends the Office of Emergency
Preparedness for all they have done to promote safety and a proactive culture
of emergency preparation in order to survive and endure any hazard that may
fall upon our campus community.



*** Approved by the Academic Senate on April 1,
2008***