Building Emergency Response Plan


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Building Emergency Response Plan Template Draft


Appalachian State University’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides the context and institutional framework for responding to natural and human caused disasters that may affect the campus. It consists of a Base Plan, which identifies key emergency responders and establishes priorities for decision making; Emergency Support Functions, which detail response steps for specific university functions; and Annexes, which describe response actions that must be taken in specific disasters. Contact University Police, Office of Emergency Plans and Operations to obtain copies of this plan (828-262-8081). You may also read the Base Plan online at 

In the event of a disaster or major emergency, Appalachian State officials will alert the community using several methods. Immediate notifications will be made through AppState-ALERT sirens, voice and text messages, and campus e-mail. Subsequent emergency information will be posted online at 

When an emergency occurs, Appalachian State University community members can take steps to protect themselves. This plan details emergency procedures that will be taken by the departments and units within each building on campus.

 Purpose and Scope

This plan serves as a life safety and emergency response plan for the departments and units within this building. This plan does not provide for the business continuity and/or disaster recovery processes of individual departments. This plan is applicable during or immediately following an emergency or disaster within the building. All occupants should become familiar with this Plan.

 Click here to download the entire template in PDF (draft form, 557 KB)