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Concept of Operations

This section explains in broad terms the authorized IHE administrator’s intent with regard to an operation. It should give an overall picture of how the IHE will protect the students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and should

  • Identify those with authority to activate the plan (e.g., IHE administrators, department heads);
  • Describe the process by which the IHE coordinates with all appropriate agencies, boards, or divisions within the jurisdiction;
  • Describe how plans take into account the architectural, programmatic, and communication rights of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs;
  • Identify other response and support agency plans that directly support the implementation of this plan (e.g., city or county EOP);
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken before an emergency is to prevent, protect from, and mitigate the impact on life or property;
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken during an emergency is to respond to the emergency and minimize its impact on life or property; and
  • Explain that the primary purpose of actions taken after an emergency is to recover from its impact on life or property.