The Niagara College Emergency Management Plan (EMP) serves as a strategic framework and operational guideline for managing an effective and coordinated response to any emergency situation impacting the College.
This plan is a living document; updated on a regular basis to reflect evolving hazards and threats within the College and surrounding communities. The aim of the Emergency Management Plan is to provide the framework within which extraordinary arrangements and measures can be taken to protect the health, safety and welfare of all members of the Niagara College community when faced with an emergency.
In particular, Niagara College’s Emergency Management Plan is aligned with provincial guidelines set forth by the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. The Plan is community based and conforms to plan and program elements set-out in the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act R.S.O. 1990, Chapter E.9 and Ontario Regulation 380/04. The Plan also incorporates business continuity components by aligning with plan and program elements contained in the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z1600 Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs voluntary standard.
This plan establishes an emergency management system framework for the following purposes:
- To protect the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- To ensure continuity of essential core College services and functions.
- To promote an efficient coordination of response and recovery activities.
- To safeguard property, infrastructure and the environment.
- To ensure orderly functioning of academic and administrative activities.
- To protect corporate finance, people and reputation and promote enterprise risk management.