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Emergency Management

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

Campus Emergency Management’s primary function is to provide campus level planning, training, and emergency management program coordination and implementation. Coordination includes ensuring proper integration of local, state, and federal prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts. This includes establishing the framework that allows for an integrated approach to prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation by UTHSC units. This is primarily accomplished by providing guidance in the Campus Emergency Management Plan and close coordination with key university response units.

It is directed by UT SYSTEM POLICY SA-0200 which states in part:

To provide university officials guidelines to assist campuses/institutes/units to develop and maintain plans and procedures that meet emergency prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery requirements within the National Incident Management System and the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan. These plans and procedures will help ensure that all campuses/institutes/units are able to respond appropriately in the case of emergencies or disasters which could occur within or around the university community in order to minimize negative effects on persons and property and facilitate recovery from these incidents.

Last Published: Nov 27, 2017