EMERGENCY PLANS AND PROCEDURES
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the types of emergency plans and procedures
required in a confinement facility.
You will have this subcourse.
You must demonstrate knowledge of the task by scoring at least 70 percent
correct answers on the final subcourse examination.
Even in the best facilities, emergencies happen. Fire, escapes, disorders, and bomb threats are
everyday occurrences within a confinement facility. As an Internment/Resettlement Specialist,
knowing and taking the proper actions will prevent situations from getting out of control.
PART A - Emergency Plans and Procedures.
1. It is important that a confinement facility have well-defined and well-rehearsed emergency
plans ready for implementation. The responsibility for emergency planning is not limited to the
facility commander. Every member of the confinement facility staff plays an important part in
emergency planning. The facility commander must develop a thorough understanding of the
reasons and causes for emergencies and develop well-defined emergency plans to cope with
2. No matter how well trained the confinement facility staff may be or how efficient its
operating procedures, it is inevitable that there will be some serious incident that will require
immediate emergency action. While it is not possible to foresee the exact nature of an emergency
or when it may occur, it is possible to have predetermined and well-defined plans for coping with
anticipated situations that are known to produce disruption, disorder, and violence.
3. More specifically, formal written emergency plans that provide guidance for expeditious
implementation of emergency actions are required at each facility for escapes, fires, and prisoner