Appendix A: Terms and Definitions

Emergency Assembly Area (EAA) | Emergency Assembly Area Coordinators | Emergency Operation Center (EOC) | Emergency Responder(s) | Immediate Assembly Area (IAA) | Jurisdiction Executive | Temporary Assembly Area (TAA) | Unified Command

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Emergency Assembly Area (EAA)
A pre-designated safe location used in response to campus wide emergencies where essential services can be provided to displaced persons.

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Emergency Assembly Area Coordinators
Manages and supervises efforts to provide essential services in the Emergency Assembly Area (EAA).

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Emergency Operation Center (EOC)
The headquarters for designated representatives to coordinate overall response and support to an emergency.

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Emergency Responder(s)
Person(s) who provide assistance in an emergency (or potential emergency) situation in a building. They are not building occupants and may be from University Police, local fire departments, Environmental Health & Safety, Campus Services, etc. In critical situations they may take charge of the building and have full authority over activities in and around the building.

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Immediate Assembly Area (IAA)
An immediate assembly area to be used by personnel who are evacuated from their building. This area is to be used as a meeting place to ensure building occupants have been accounted for and also a place to wait to receive further instruction by emergency responders. IAA locations are to be determined by the Building Coordinator.

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Jurisdiction Executive
Has overall responsibility for the EOC, including management of all emergency activities, development, implementation and review of strategic decisions, and post event assessment. He or she also designates a section chief for each of the four support sections (Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance/Administration).

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Temporary Assembly Area (TAA)
A temporary assembly area to be used by personnel who are displaced for an hour or more due to conditions that affect select buildings.

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Unified Command
The sharing of Incident Command equally between/among two or more departments or agencies, while each party retains its vested authority. Unified Command can occur at the Incident Command or EOC levels.

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