The mission of the office of Emergency Planning is to ensure the safety and security of the campus of Patrick Henry Community College by coordinating emergency management and disaster preparedness programs for response, recovery, and mitigation in accordance with state and federal regulations.
Emergency Planning trains faculty, staff, and students in emergency response procedures and safety issues, develops and coordinates emergency drills, and conducts safety drills. The Emergency Planner functions as the college’s liaison with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, local/state emergency planners and local and state law enforcement by serving as the Emergency Planning Coordinating Officer in accordance with Governor’s Executive Order 60. The Emergency Planner writes and updates policies associated with all areas of safety including but not limited to; Emergency Operation Plan, Pandemic Flu Plan, and the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). The Emergency Planner is responsible for implementation of the Continuing Preparedness Initiatives as established in the Governor’s Executive Order 41. The Emergency Planning Coordinator’s office is responsible for the PHCC identification/photo ID badges for students and staff.