Emergency Management


The Office of Emergency Management will strive a disaster-resistant University community while working with internal and external community members.


It is the mission of the Office of Emergency Management to provide a safe and secure environment for all faculty, staff, students and visitors coming to the University and will strive to prevent the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural and man-made incidents/events through emergency management principles of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Core University Principles

Five core principles serve as the foundation of All Hazards Emergency Management at the University:

  1. People: Maintain the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, visitors, and contractors on University property.
  2. Academics: Deliver teaching/learning processes and student-related services including registration, admissions, faculty assignments, classroom scheduling, financial aid services, and government reports.
  3. Facilities: Provide for security and preservation of University facilities and equipment.
  4. Research: Maintain research specimens, animals, and research archives.
  5. Community: Maintain support for community/University partnerships and the public.

What you can do:

Emergencies, disasters, accidents, injuries, and crimes can occur without warning at any time. Being physically and psychologically prepared to handle unexpected emergencies is an individual as well as an organizational responsibility.

  • Keep emergency supplies in your office or laboratory (medications, flashlights, comfortable shoes, bottled water, batteries, and portable radios)

  • Become familiar with the quickest exit route from your building.

  • Locate the nearest fire extinguisher and pull station.

  • Schedule safety courses with the department of Emergency Management (EM)

If you have any questions concerning a unique situation not covered in this reference, need aditional information, or would like to schedule training courses, please contact EM at umdemermgt@umd.umich.edu