The UHSP Office of Emergency Management has the vital mission of protecting the continuity of business and academic operations at the University as well as the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. Adopting an all-hazards approach to emergency management, we ensure the University is prepared for any natural, accidental or intentional disaster, including earthquakes, severe weather, hazardous material incidents, utility failures, Homeland Security incidents, pandemic outbreaks and other threats to the UHSP community.
Comprehensive emergency management is a cyclical process that supports the evolution of emergency management before, during and after a disaster. Phases and activities include hazard mitigation, preparedness initiatives, emergency response and post-incident recovery.
UHSP has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which was instituted by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 to ensure all organizations and emergency response agencies have a framework to work effectively and efficiently throughout all phases.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for developing and revising all emergency plans, recruiting and training an Incident Management Team, conducting drills and exercises, operating and maintaining the UHSP Emergency Operations Center and ensuring compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations.