Emergency Response Plan Information
The Los Angeles Valley College Emergency Response Plan and Standard Operating Manuals cover a variety of potentially dangerous situations and give information on response to these emergencies. In order to assure your safety, it is important first of all not to panic and then to contact the appropriate authority to deal with the emergency.
Emergencies as defined in this document include natural disasters, explosions, fire, civil disturbances or demonstrations and terrorists activities including chemical or biological threats. Additionally, the Plan contains actions to be taken by the Emergency Operations Command, Maintenance and Operations and the Emergency Response Teams (Zone, Building, Floor Marshals).
The Emergency Response Plan details the College response to any of the critical incidents linked at left. These details give general guidelines for a major emergency on campus or the surrounding area.
The Links under General Information on the left hand navigation will give you helpful information on campus information, your home plan and how to get other data on keeping you, your family and fellow employees safe during an emergency.
Administrative Chain of Authority
In the event of an emergency, the chain of authority for administrative decision-making is as follows:
- President or the Vice President of Administrative Services
- Duty Vice President, Associate Vice President Administrative Services or Dean
- Director College Facilities
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Duty Deputy
- Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - Duty Security Officer's)
Administrative decisions relating to emergency situations - such as the decision to cancel classes, to send employees home, or to close the college - are made by the top-ranking available person in the administrative chain of authority.