February 12 – Emergency Action Plan

Good Afternoon,

It seems like winter is really hitting its stride this week. We have a couple of inches predicted this weekend and the possibility of more next week!

Luckily, news on the COVID front is a little rosier than our weather reports. Michigan’s case numbers continue to decline and daily case rates are down to levels we haven’t seen since this summer. Unfortunately, we still don’t have a vaccination date for WCRC employees who are interested. We will continue to coordinate with the Washtenaw County Health Department and let you know when our time comes to start registering for spots.

In other news, I want to thank Hugo, Ken and Adam for coordinating trainings on our Emergency Action Plan. So far, they have trained employees at NESC, SESC, District 3 and District 4 and are working their way through employees at the Main Yard and Administration Building. Remember, you can find the full plan on Employee Central (click here).

The big takeaways from this training include:

  1. Know who to call in case of an emergency – 911 and then notify your building’s Emergency Plan Coordinator.
  2. Know where to go in an emergency – Each building has assigned evacuation and shelter areas.
  3. What to do if you are on the road during severe weather – Try to find shelter. If no shelter is available: pull over, stop the vehicle (leave running so the air bags will remain active) and crouch below the window.

We plan to hold a couple of emergency drills this year to make sure everyone knows what to do and where to go should anything happen.

This will be my last update for a few weeks, I’ll be on annual leave from February 17 – March 1. Our directors will be holding down the fort while I’m gone so I know you will be in good hands.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep up the good work!

As always, please take care and stay safe,


Click here to read the full update.