Essay Emergency Operation Plan

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Week 5 Assignment Emergency Operation Plan for Ashford University
HSM 315 Emergency Planning
Instructor Donald Walker
November 2, 2012

Emergency Operation Plan
Ashford University
400 North Bluff Blvd
Clinton, IA 52732
Toll-free number
Fax number
After office hours, please call
Clinton Police Department 563.243.1458
Director of Student Success 563.242.4023 ext. 7382
Manager of Campus Security 563.242.4023 ext. 7868
Associate Director of Student Services 563.242.4023 ext. 7789

Disasters, whether natural or manmade, can happen anytime and anywhere, without warning. An earthquake, hurricane, tornado, fire, or hazardous material spill or even an act of terrorism can happen
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The more correct term to use is “Outdoor Warning Siren” because an Outdoor Warning Siren can warn citizens about more than just tornados. It is also important to note that Outdoor Warning Sirens are an outdoor warning system. The sirens are not designed to be able to be heard inside homes.
5. What does it mean when a siren is activated? The sirens sound when it is not safe to be outside. When you hear the siren go off, go inside, take shelter, and if possible, turn on a radio or TV for more information.
6. Why can’t I hear the siren in my house? Sirens are designed to be outdoor warning systems. Many individuals can hear sirens in their homes, but that is not their intended purpose. Sirens are only one part of the warning systems used to alert citizens. Weather radios, which are better suited to indoor warning, are also part of the warning systems used to alert citizens. Most new weather radios have the capability to alert citizens inside their homes about dangerous situations through an alarm function.

7. When are the sirens tested? The outdoor warning sirens are tested on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 10 am.
8. The majority of the time, the sirens within Clinton County will be active for two reasons, Tornado Warnings & Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with warned winds of 70 mph or greater.
9. If the sirens are sounding take shelter and if possible turn on a weather