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The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Department of Public Safety provides guidance to department leaders regarding emergency response.

An Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) helps facility leads plan for and respond to an emergency impacting the building. The OEP provides life safety information.

These documents are stored by the Department of Public Safety and facility leadership. OEPs should be routinely reviewed by impacted staff.

The Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) are plans designated for the continuation of essential services during or immediately after an emergency or crisis.

COOP plans help leaders reconstitute services in the event of a major impact on a facility, staff, or operations.