Crisis Management Plan In the event of a crisis/emergency situation (i.e. death, severe injury, etc…) follow the additional steps as a guideline. Who is in Charge During an Emergency? The fraternity president is in command of every emergency situation involving serious injury or death. In the president’s absences make sure there is an established chain of command and the preceding officer is aware that he is required to take over the president’s duties in his absence. If a Tragedy Occurs If a tragedy has occurred at your particular fraternity house close the house at once. Any non-associated members of the fraternity should leave the house immediately. Permit only your members and appropriate officials to enter. Emergency Contact Information If a crisis occurs you need to make several phone calls immediately. 1st: Public Safety and the local emergency number (911) Public Safety: 581-4040 If the emergency is fire related notify the Orono Fire Department, if they Orono F.D. have not been notified already. 866-4000 Do not hesitate to call Public Safety regardless of the situation. 2nd: Call the Assistant Director of Campus Activities Lester Coghill This person will discuss the situation with you and in all serious cases will be at the house or chapter meeting place within a matter of minutes. Always call, day or night, if you are in doubt as to whether a situation is serious or not. 3rd: Call your chapter advisor Call your national fraternity’s administrative office 4th: Contact your liability insurance carrier Informing members and necessary personnel: Assemble your members in a group together, in one place, to discuss the situation. Use your discretion whether to include out of house members that were not presented during the situation in this meeting. Explain to the members present at this meeting that there is an emergency situation and the house is closed for the time being. Ask everyone to halt outgoing phone calls until the situation is under control. Have a prepared phone statement available: Prepare a statement to address the situation in the proper manner when the time is right.