The purpose of this annex is to outline the means, organization, and process by which we will provide appropriate information and instructions to the public during emergency situations. This annex also provides for disaster-related public education to be conducted in advance of emergency situations to reduce the likelihood that LSCS constituents will place themselves in hazardous situations that may require an emergency response.
Concept of Operations
A special effort should be made to keep the public informed of the general progress of events. Reporting positive information regarding emergency response will help to reassure the LSCS community that the situation is under control. Rumor control is a major aspect of the informational program. Public feedback will be used as a measure of the program’s effectiveness.
Education efforts are to be directed toward increasing public awareness about potential hazards and how people should prepare for them. All information and education efforts will rely heavily on the cooperation of every type of internal communications tool (i.e., e-mail, video displays, text messaging) and media organization. The LSCS OEM is responsible for the review and update to this annex and serves as the Public Information Officer (PIO) for HCOEM and MCOEM who operate the regional Joint Information Centers during an emergency event. The campus President, Senior Vice Chancellor, Vice Chancellor External Affairs, or designee serve as the PIO for their respective areas.