The University of Houston has some university functions that must remain operational during an emergency or incident. Critical infrastructure components to the university’s function, such as utility services and information technology services are critical operations that may be rendered inoperable by an emergency incident. Therefore, if a failure occurs, continuity and recovery plans must be developed to assure prompt restoration of services. In order to maintain continuity, the University of Houston has developed the ride-out team program. The ride-out teams will remain on campus working to ensure that critical infrastructure components are uninterrupted during an emergency incident.
This guide will lay the framework for departments during a ride-out incident. The guide assists departments with implementing the proper procedures necessary to include the specifics of reporting locations, responsibilities of individuals, operational procedures, roles, training requirements, and needed supplies and materials.
Ride-Out Team Guide 2023
Ride-Out Team Guide 2023 (985KB, PDF)
Other Ride-Out Team Resources
Ride-Out Team Roster (10KB, XLSX)
Ride-Out Team Daily Check-In (12KB, XLSX)
Ride-Out Team Supplies (23KB, PDF)
Emergency Preparedness Supplies Checklist (116KB, PDF)
Pre-Storm Checklist Template (58KB, DOC)
Ride-Out Team Veoci Check In Cheat Sheet (144 KB, PDF)
Ride-Out Team Veoci Situation Report Cheat Sheet (224 KB, PDF)
Ride-Out Team Veoci Check Out Cheat Sheet (158 KB, PDF)
Ride-Out Team Veoci Hot Wash Cheat Sheet (121 KB, PDF)