When running our emergency scenarios we many times focus on perfectly packaged events in which things all going as planned. This goes against the very idea of a crisis, things are not planned.
Here are a few scenarios or situations I think are worth looking into:
- Immediate evacuation of all of campus – everyone including communications/ emergency management staff have to leave campus immediately
- Key administrators gone – people with which things tend to be run by are not around (E.G. President, Provost, Director of Emergency Management, Director of Media Relations)
- Operations Center unavailable – all the systems and solutions you had planned to use are no longer able to be put in play, can you go manual
- Campus technology infrastructure goes down – servers, email, phone lines, etc
- Others I didn’t think of
Please leave comments to scenarios I may not have thought of or how you would handle the above situations in the comments