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4.0 EMERGENCY RESPONSE RESOURCES

4.1 ON-SITE RESOURCES

The University of Tennessee has limited on-site capabilities to respond to an emergency incident. Emergency response equipment at the University includes the items listed below.

  • Fire extinguishers, which are located throughout the facilities

  • Water hydrants and standpipe connections

  • Machinery which may be used to construct dikes, firebreaks, etc.

  • Assorted spill control and response equipment maintained in individual laboratories

  • Police officers to assist with traffic control, crowd control and other appropriate tasks

  • KAT buses that are on the campus when an emergency arises

 

4.2 OFF-SITE RESOURCES

 

When a major emergency occurs, the University of Tennessee must depend upon the resources of the City of Knoxville and Knox County emergency agencies. These agencies have numerous resources of various types at their disposal. Involvement of outside agencies will initially be coordinated by UT Police and/or the UTIA Safety Office.

4.3 COMMUNICATIONS CAPABILITIES/EQUIPMENT

Telephones are located in almost all locations. The telephone system consists of private lines to each of the telephones. The exception is certain offices where secretaries have multi-line phones.

 

When an emergency arises, employees, students, and visitors must refrain from using standard telephones. Past experience has shown that the phone system becomes jammed when large numbers of calls are attempted at the same time. Unless restraint is exercised, use of the phone system for emergency communications will be nearly impossible.

Certain calls must be possible during an emergency situation. The following calls are to be permitted to or from the Agricultural Campus.

  • To UT Police from any phone on campus

  • To any phone from UT police

  • To and from all offices of the Deans, the Departments, the Director of Services, the Safety Officer, and CVM Hospital Operations.

Two-way radios are used by the following individuals.

  • UT Police

  • UT Physical Plant

  • CVM Hospital Operations

Emergency Telephone Trunk Transfer lines, permitting users to make and receive calls to/from outside numbers, are established by UTK Telephone Services in the event of telephone system or switch failure. There are nine such phone lines on the Agricultural Campus, listed in Table 4-1.

In addition to the standard telephone system, there are four emergency telephones on the Agriculture Campus, commonly referred to as "blue phones" (they are on orange poles with a blue sign and blue light on top). The blue phones are connected directly to the E-911 dispatcher. Locations are listed below.

  • Morgan Circle, between Morgan Hall and McCord Hall

  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital (foyer entrance facing Center Drive)

  • Joe Johnson Drive entrance to Brehm Animal Sciences

  • River Drive entrance to Brehm Animal Sciences

 

TRUNK TRANSFER DIRECTORY

 

During loss of Campus telephone power or switch capabilities, the following Trunk Transfer extensions will be able to dial out and receive incoming calls.

Table 4-1 - Trunk Transfer Directory (area code is 865)

Responsible

Extension

Outside Line

Location

Position

974-7342 

946-0217 

101 Morgan Hall 

Vice President for Agriculture 

974-7126 

946-0249

278 Ellington Plant Science 

Head, Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries 

974-7159 

946-0228 

105 Morgan Hall 

UTIA Director of Services 

974-7103 

946-0241 

101 Ag. Engineering 

Head, Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Science

974-7506 

946-0254 

125 Morgan Hall 

Associate Dean, Agriculture & Natural Resources 

974-7286 

946-0250 

206 Brehm Animal Science 

Head, Animal Science 

974-5662 

946-0258 

Small Animal Receiving 

Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital 

974-7262 

946-0256 

A102C College of Vet Medicine 

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine 

974-4904

946-0259 

105 Ag. Engineering 

UTIA Safety Officer 


You have accessed the UTIA Emergency Response Plan at http://safety.ag.utk.edu/erplan.

 
   
Chapters    

Section 1: Authority
Section 2: Emergency Info
Section 3: Hazard Analysis
Section 4: Response
  Resources

Section 5: Notification Procedures
Section 6: Response Procedures
Section 7: Evacuation Plan
Section 8: Investigation and
  Reporting
Section 9: Training for On-site
  Personnel
Section 10: Public Relations
Appendix A: Forms
Appendix B: Emergency
  Contacts
 
   
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