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PREFACE: Purpose of the Plan

The genesis of this and other similar institutional plans was direction given by the Governor of the Commonwealth following a particularly disastrous fire in terms of both life and property at a state institution.

The Governor's mandate was as follows, to fix organizational responsibilities and authorities; establish acceptable and recognized procedures; prevent and major emergency that can possibly be averted; and, failing that, minimize the effects of those major emergencies which were not prevented or could not have been anticipated either through cases of deliberate acts or acts of nature.

Please note that this plan is intended to be a "living" document, subject to change and update as institutional functions and goals, physical realities, laws, policies, and technical procedures adapt to contemporary growth.

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