COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
Emergency Operations and Management Planning
APPROVED: March 27, 2015
EFFECTIVE: March 27, 2015
REVISED: March 10, 2021
REVISED: February 8, 2023
REFERENCE(S): Board Policy (BP) 19-40, Emergency and Safety Planning
/ Joseph A. Garcia /
Joseph A. Garcia, Chancellor
This procedure applies to the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System).
In accordance with Board Policy (BP) 19-40, Emergency and Safety Planning, the Colleges and the System Office must adopt and implement a written Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to address specific hazards and circumstances that constitute an emergency for staff, faculty, students, and property.
Each College and the System Office must:
- Implement and keep current an EOP.
- The EOP must serve as a guide for emergency management and shall coordinate all phases of emergency response in order to minimize the impacts of disasters and incidents, to protect people and property, and to restore any interruptions to College or System Office operations.
- Each College and the System Office shall review and update their EOP at least annually.
- Each College and the System Office shall conduct regular training exercises as part of their emergency response preparations.
- Starting fiscal year 2024, each College and the System Office shall conduct annual active shooter and bleeding control trainings (e.g., STOP THE BLEED training). Should an exceptional circumstance exist that prevents a College from meeting these training requirements, the College President must seek approval from the Chancellor.
- Starting fiscal year 2024, each College and the System Office must have bleeding control kits (e.g., STOP THE BLEED kits) on site, in conspicuous areas.
Revising this Procedure
CCCS reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this procedure at any time and the change shall become effective immediately.