Make a Plan

The George Washington University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is an all-hazards plan that establishes policies, procedures, and responsibilities for a response to an emergency that affects the campus. Individual planning is an essential part of preparing, responding, and recovering from an emergency. Here are steps that you can take to make your own individual emergency preparedness plan.

 

Students: As a student, you take classes all over campus and participate in activities throughout the city. Your response to an incident or emergency will be affected by your location.

Follow these tips:

  • Always carry your GWorld ID card
  • Keep your GW Alert contact information up-to-date (alert.gwu.edu)
  • Know your location and exits (at least 2), and the placement of first aid kits, AEDs and fire extinguishers
  • Program GWPD (202-994-6111) and personal I.C.E. (in case of emergency) numbers into your mobile device
  • Report unusual/suspicious activities or items
  • Keep the GW Emergency Response Handbook readily available
  • Keep the GW Emergency Preparedness Pocket Guide on your person

Get more safety tips from GWPD.

 


Parents/Guardians: Parents/Guardians who wish to receive GW Alerts may do so by having their student go to alert.gwu.edu and enter their information. Parents/Guardians may also register for the GW Family Listserve.

 


Faculty: Faculty members should:

  • Read and familiarize yourself with the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Familiarize yourself with your classrooms, the location of the closest emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, AED's, first aid kits, etc.), and two emergency exit routes out of the building
  • Provide your classes with general information relating to incident procedures at the start of each semester (Syllabus Insert PDF or Word
  • Know how to report an incident from the classroom(s) you use
  • Take charge of the students in your classroom and follow appropriate procedures for all fire/building alarms and emergency alerts
  • Ensure that students with disabilities or special needs have the information or access to assistance they may require during an incident
  • Be sure that you plan for disruptions to any research you may be conducting

Contact the Health & Emergency Management Services (oem@gwu.edu) if you have any questions.

 


Staff: Staff members should:

  • Read and familiarize yourself with the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Familiarize yourself with your office suite, workspace, and building
  • Know the location of the closest emergency equipment (fire extinguishers, AEDs, first aid kits, etc.)
  • Know two emergency exit routes out of the building
  • Know your division, department or office Contingency and Continuity of Operations Plans
  • Know your responsibilities within your workplace plan
  • Retain a copy of the GW Emergency Response Handbook
  • Retain a copy of the Emergency Preparedness & ReadyGW Pocket Guide

University Human Resources has categorized employees as Designated or Essential. Contact your Human Resources Client Partner for more information on your status.

 


Divisions, Departments, and Offices: Divisions, departments, and offices should become familiar with the Emergency Operations Plan and their roles and responsibilities for providing operational support as requested by university leadership.

 


Fire Plan: You can request a copy of the Fire Prevention Plan from Health & Emergency Management Services by emailing safety@gwu.edu.