Emergency Management

Okanagan College is committed to the health and safety of those who work and study on the campuses of our College.  On occasion, College administration may be required to evacuate or close an area, building or an entire campus in response to an Emergency situation. If such action is required, it is expected that both staff and students will cooperate and follow instructions from authorized persons, which may include Emergency Wardens, Incident Commanders, Fire or Police. 

Okanagan College (OC) follows the concept of “all hazard planning” which means our emergency response plans are developed to apply in any emergency and were established in conjunction with the following documents:

•          OC Fire Safety Plan (specific to each building)

•          OC Security Manual 2013;

•          OC Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis (HRVA) 2014;

•          OC Business Continuity Plan 2014; and

•          Okanagan College Emergency Response Plan 2015

Emergency Response Objectives

  • To Reduce Human Suffering – A well-coordinated response effort reduces human suffering and directly helps OC employees and students to return to normalcy as quickly as possible.

  • To Protect OC Culture – The entire character of OC can be influenced by how well a response process is managed. Success in response means protection of employees and students, jobs, and institutional features, as well as a heightened awareness of institutional identity.

  • To Reduce Economic Losses – Response also addresses the protection of critical business functions and facilitates the rapid return to normal operations, minimizing economic loss.

  • To Enhance a Sustainable Institution –OC’s commitment to a sustainable and resilient institution supports every employee, student and department to withstand and prevail over future disasters.

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