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Ride-Out Teams

The University of Houston has 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 working on campus to ensure that critical infrastructure components are uninterrupted during an emergency incident.

This 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 during a ride-out period.

Ride-Out Team Guide 2024


Ride-Out Team Guide 2024 (821KB, PDF)

Other Ride-Out Team Resources

Ride-Out Team Training (3,966KB, PDF)

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 (201 KB, PDF)

Ride-Out Team Veoci Situation Report Cheat Sheet (315 KB, PDF)

Ride-Out Team Veoci Check Out Cheat Sheet (460 KB, PDF)

Ride-Out Team Veoci Hot Wash Cheat Sheet (348 KB, PDF)