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Emergency Response Plan:
(5) Information Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination

The Planning Section is responsible for information collection when the ERT and EOC are activated. The critical information needs are:

  • Type of incident, including initial hazard and cascading effects (actual and potential)
  • Location(s) affected and how
  • Number of people affected and their characteristics (residents, children, disabilities and/or medical needs as appropriate)
  • Number of casualties (injured/killed) and transport location as applicable
  • Expected duration of incident
  • Expected consequences of incident including academic and/or business impacts
  • First responders and staging area(s)
  • St. John Fisher University responders and actions

Sources of information include:

  • Reports from University community to Safety and Security Dispatch Center
  • Social media postings (monitored by PIO) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • County OEM information on WebEOC system
  • News reports from local and/or national media (web, TV, print, radio)
  • Reports for Operations Section staff working the incident
  • Information from first responder command post
  • Information from CCTV gathered by Safety and Security

In addition to general information gathering described above, the following sources are used for hazard-specific information:

Emergency Response Team Handbook Revised and Updated: January 2020