OEM creates a safe environment by planning, training, offering grant assistance, coordinating collegiate and departmental response operations, maintaining emergency communications systems and resources and executing emergency response and recovery activities for emergencies or disasters that directly or indirectly threaten life safety.
Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides a safe and secure environment by preparing the university to manage and recover from any type of emergency or disaster.
OEM provides specialized expertise in emergency program development by creating, revising and maintaining university-wide policy and plans related to emergency operations, essential communications, fire safety and strategic security initiatives.
About the Office Of Emergency Management
OEM protects the university community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
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Programs and Services
Provides central location university, local government and agency officials to convene during disaster situations to make decisions, set priorities and coordinate resources for response and recovery.
College Fire Safety Tips
Designs collegiate and departmental emergency action plans. The critical goals of each plan are:
- To synchronize efforts.
- To prevent fatalities and injuries.
- To reduce damage to buildings, documentation, stock, and equipment.
- Accelerate the resumption of normal operations.
Our Training Program encompasses mandatory training events for members of the University Emergency Response Organization and optional events for all university students, faculty and staff. We offer numerous courses/classes throughout the year and are available to teach specialized classes or facilitate exercises for groups.