Open, sprawling university campuses create a pleasant environment for those who work or study on the grounds. At the same time, these spaces require careful oversight by campus administrators to offset the number of potential safety issues created with open campuses.
Campus safety and security may be threatened by any number of natural and manmade disasters, such as fires, floods, chemical accidents, violent storms, earthquakes or malicious intruders. Although these incidents are rare, they can be absolutely devastating if the school is not sufficiently prepared for these emergency scenarios. As the federal government’s emergency preparedness website states, “Institutions are encouraged to regularly review, update and exercise their emergency plans.”
Creating a thorough campus safety response plan requires several ingredients, including collaboration among authorities; adherence to codes; and a highly effective emergency communications system (ECS)...download this free whitepaper to read more.