Emergency Operations and Management Planning

SP 19-40b

APPROVED: March 27, 2015
EFFECTIVE: March 27, 2015
REVISED: June 17, 2019

REFERENCE: BP 19-40, Emergency and Safety Planning

/ Joseph A. Garcia /
Joseph A. Garcia


This procedure applies to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS or the System).


Board policy states that providing a safe learning and working environment throughout the System is of paramount importance. The System shall take measures reasonably necessary to plan for emergencies and promote the safety of students, employees, facilities and property throughout the System. Accordingly, the colleges and the System office must adopt and implement a written Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to address specific hazards and circumstances that constitute an emergency for students, employees, facilities and property.


Each College and the System office must:

  1. Implement and keep current an EOP;
  2. The EOP must serve as a guide for emergency management and shall coordinate all phases of emergency response in order to minimize the impacts of disasters and incidents, to protect people and property, and to restore any interruptions to college operations;
  3. Each College and the System office shall review and update their plans at least once every two years;
  4. Each College and the System office shall conduct regular training exercises as part of their emergency response preparations.

Revising this Procedure

CCCS reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this procedure at any time and the change shall become effective immediately.