The OSY Emergency Preparedness Program staff manages the Departmental Emergency Operations Center (EOC), the overall Occupant Emergency Program for the Department, and the specific Occupant Emergency Plan (OEP) for the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB). Through tests, training and exercises, the staff effectively plans for, controls and evaluates all interagency-level exercises for the above programs, in accordance with the National Exercise Program.
The Department of Commerce HCHB Occupant Emergency Plan can be accessed at this link (Commerce personnel only).
Department organizations who are tenants in GSA controlled facilities (not delegated to DOC) usually are supported by the Federal Protective Service (FPS) and/or GSA for the building specific OEP. The facility tenant(s) is responsible for the development and implementation of the OEP. If the facility has multiple Federal government tenants, the OEP is organized through the Facility Security Committee (FSC) and approved by the FSC Chairperson.
- Follow your facility’s Occupant Emergency Plan
- Stay calm and quickly prepare to leave the building.
- Notify co-workers to evacuate the premises.
- Take appropriate stairwells, not elevators, to leave the building.
- Follow your building’s specific emergency action plan and meet in designated areas.
- Do not return to the building until law enforcement officials have indicated that it is safe to return.
- Manual of Security Policies and Procedures (Commerce personnel only)
- Chapter 6: Incident Reporting
- Chapter 7: Occupant Emergency Plans and Procedures
- Federal Protective Service Guidance for Occupant Emergency Planning
- Occupant Emergency Programs: An Interagency Security Committee Guide
- Planning and Response to an Active Shooter: An Interagency Security Committee Policy and Best Practices Guide (Nov 2015/2nd Ed)
- For family or business preparedness for emergencies, please visit Ready.gov