This plan has been developed based upon the structure of emergency management within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This plan serves as an emergency management link between SRU, the municipalities, and the County; and also coincides with the concepts of the National Response Plan. This plan employs a functional approach that groups the types of assistance that the University is likely to need based upon the twelve federal Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The functional areas have been grouped according to the categories of the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
To further facilitate response actions / activities of the EOC staff, Standing Operating Checklists have been developed and grouped by NIMS category within the Checklist section.