8.0 Emergency Operations Centre
8.01 – Establishing the Centre
In the event of a Level 3 emergency, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board Emergency Operations Centre will be established in the St. Aloysius Room at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre. The Director of Education is responsible for the coordination of all operations within the Board’s Emergency Operations Centre. The Board’s Communications Centre will be established in the trustee workroom adjacent to the St. Aloysius Room.
8.02 – Location
The Emergency Operations Centre will be located in the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber St., W., Kitchener. Should this facility become unavailable in a Level 3 emergency, the Board facility at 480 Dutton Drive, Waterloo, will serve as the Emergency Operations Centre.
8.03 – System Emergency Response Team Meeting Room
The System Emergency Response Team will meet in the St. Aloysius Room when feasible. The Boardroom will be the alternate location as circumstances warrant.
8.04 – Communications Centre
In a Level 3 emergency, the Communications Centre will be established in the trustee workroom adjacent to the St. Aloysius Room. The Executive Administrative Assistants to the Director and Superintendents will staff the Centre on a rotating basis under the direction of the Chief Managing Officer. The Communications Centre will be equipped with:
- maps of suitable scale depicting up-to-date information related to the situation;
- visual board depicting up-to-date status information on the emergency;
- a chronological log of all significant communications and events related to the emergency;
- sufficient telephone and IT resources to continue functional operations/communications.