13 2022 ANNUAL SECURITY & ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT movement of emergency vehicles/responders at the site of the incident. • If you frequent several buildings on campus and do not know where each rally site is located, please do one of the following to be prepared: speak with the building monitor in that building to identify the location of the rally sites, contact Environmental Health & Safety, follow the suggestion listed above (move 150 feet away from the building to a location that does not impede the progress of emergency vehicles or responders). • Individuals are instructed to not return to the evacuated building until advised to do so by emergency personnel or the individuals conducting the proactive emergency drill. More information can be found at the following link: https:// The Lehigh University Police Department The Lehigh University Police Department and other first responders will also provide on-site direction in the event of an emergency at At least twice per year, we test our emergency communications systems, including HawkWatch messaging and the campus sirens, to ensure that they are fast and reliable. Additionally, the Crisis Management Team conducts monthly meetings to discuss hypothetical scenarios and/or to evaluate real experiences (at Lehigh or on other campuses) in order to maintain an active state of preparation for emergencies of all types. The work of the Crisis Management Team is audited periodically by risk management professionals. Crisis Management Team Planning for possible emergencies of all types is undertaken with diligence. A disaster and emergency preparedness plan has been assembled. It includes more than two dozen department/unit protocols for responding to specific emergencies, developed under the guidance of the Office of Risk Management, the Office of the General Counsel and the Director of Health and Environmental Safety using best practices. The plan is evaluated and reviewed regularly, and practiced locally, as appropriate or required. In the event of a crisis, or even when unusual occurrences unfold on or around the campus, a team of senior campus leaders, called the Crisis Management Team, initiates internal information sharing and dialogue as needed. Their primary focus is to provide leadership and policy decision-making, the capability to mobilize necessary resources, to support the operational experts that are normally the first responders to a campus emergency/crisis situation (campus police, environmental safety staff, student life personnel, etc.), and to ensure that the President and Board of Trustees are kept informed. Additionally, the Crisis Management Team assesses the possible impact of the circumstances on our campus community members and campus operations and determines the need for additional communications, decisions, or University responses to the specific emergency/crisis. The following individuals were serving on the Crisis Management Team as of the date this Report was issued: Chair, Kim Nimmo, Director of Risk Management Ricardo Hall, Vice President for Student Affairs Cheryl Matherly, Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs Frank Roth, General Counsel Brett Ludwig, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs Jason Schiffer, Assistant Vice President of Campus Safety Carina Sitkus, Director of Communications Joe Sterrett, Murray H. Goodman Dean of Athletics Nathan Urban, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Erik Walker, Chief of Staff, Office of the President Crisis Management Team – Operations (CMTO) The Lehigh University Crisis Management Team – Operations (CMTO) supports the University in an effort to reduce loss of life and property, to protect the environment through collaboration, and to improve our capabilities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. We provide assistance coordinating resources, expertise, leadership, and advocacy through a comprehensive risk-based emergency preparedness program. The CMTO plans for natural, man-made, or technological hazards that could