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Emergency Planning

The Radford University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) consists of a basic plan followed by the Emergency Support Functions, Incident Annexes, and finally Support Annexes.

The university EOP posted online is an edited version that does not contain personal, sensitive, or logistic information as found in various campus locations and secured virtual database. 

The purpose of the Radford University EOP is to establish the legal and organizational basis for operations at Radford University to effectively respond to and recover from all-hazards disasters and/or emergency situations.  It assigns broad responsibilities to university departments and support organizations for all-hazards disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.  These responsibilities are generally extensions of normal, day-to-day functions involving the same personnel and material resources.  Supporting plans for all-hazards disasters set forth the concepts and procedures whereby the university can effectively apply available resources to insure that casualties and property damage will be minimized and that essential services will be restored as soon as possible following an emergency or disaster situation.

A planned-for and coordinated response on the part of state and local officials in support of in-the-field emergency responders can save lives, protect property, and more quickly restore essential services. The foundation for this coordinated response is established through the Radford University Emergency Operations Plan.  The "Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Services and Disaster Laws of 2000" (Code of Virginia, § 44-146.13 to 44-146.29:2 , Executive Order # 41 (Sept 30, 2011), and the FEMA Guide for ALL-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning document requires that state and local governments develop and maintain current Emergency Operations Plans (EOP) in order to be prepared for such events.