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DDS Emergency Response Plan


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Department on Disability Services (DDS) is committed to ensuring that its Emergency Response Plan (ERP) has been developed, implemented and exercised. DDS Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) members will work to ensure the safe evacuation of all personnel, customers and visitors from the building in the event an emergency has been identified in the building and evacuation is the determined plan of action.

The purpose of the ERP is to establish procedures for responding to emergencies and to ensure the safety and security of personnel and facilities at the Department on Disability Services (DDS). The plan includes procedures for shelter in place strategies or the safe evacuation of the building in the event that an emergency has been identified, ensuring that all personnel, clients, visitors and contractors are relocated to the area selected for sheltering or evacuated from the building in a calm and orderly manner, to a pre-designated assembly area.