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Emergency Management

Emergency Response Plan

The Camosun College Emergency Response Plan outlines the college’s authority and responsibility to act in emergencies, and outlines the policies and procedures to be followed.

Preface and Assumptions

The Camosun College Emergency Response Plan (ERP) PDF outlines the College’s authority and responsibility to act in emergencies, and outlines the policies and procedures to be followed. The plan also takes into account the coordination with the District of Saanich and other emergency service providers that may be called upon to respond during an emergency. The plan reflects the College’s current organization and is based upon current policies, procedures and staffing levels, but will always be subject to revision as the College continues to evolve.

The key to preparedness and response is based on recognizing the hazards we may face and developing mitigation, preparedness and recovery plans as well as ongoing training and exercising of all aspects of this plan. The plan contains a number of hazard specific plans, to provide initial guidance to site responders and the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). The assumptions on which the planning process was undertaken include the following:

  1. Camosun College will initiate response activities utilizing the 911 call centre for services of the Saanich Fire ‐ Rescue, Saanich Police and BC Ambulance Service which will provide first responder emergency assistance. The Plan also assumes these agencies will coordinate and command, in conjunction with the Camosun College officials, the overall specific operation within their respective jurisdictions.
  2. The Incident Commander will have authority to coordinate on ‐ scene response activities during a crisis situation, with support from the Camosun College Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and College leadership.
  3. The District of Saanich shall prioritize its responses to all incidents within the municipality whether their EOC is activated or not. This prioritization shall follow the British Columbia Emergency Response Management System priorities shown later in this plan. Incidents which occur within either of the Camosun College Campuses will be part of this prioritization process.
  4. Camosun College will endeavour to ensure the following approach to staff training is provided in a timely manner and kept current:
    • All training related to Occupational Health and Safety and Worksafe BC guidelines required to ensure the health and safety of all employees.
    • That all staff that may be required to respond to the site of an emergency are equipped and trained in handling that type of hazard, and are trained in the Incident Command system.
    • Those personnel who may staff the Camosun College ‐ Emergency Operations Centre receive adequate training in their roles and responsibilities, and the operation of the EOC.
    • Fire Safety Officers, Deputy Fire Safety Officers, Building Fire Wardens or other College designated staff are trained for their role as assigned in the appropriate building Fire Safety Plan.
    • All identified Camosun College staff will be trained as fire wardens to provide immediate assistance within any building in their proximity during their shifts. They will be advised of where their assistance is required by College Safety or other College leadership supervisors.

A permanent record will be maintained by College Safety of all staff who have undertaken these training procedures.


For more information about the plan, please contact Todd Corwin, Campus Security at 250-370-4043 or

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For non-emergency access to Campus Safety, please call 250-370-4567.

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