Emergency Management

Our Mission

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. As part of this effort, through integrated planning with internal University affiliations as well as external entities, 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.

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

    • Provide services that promote emergency preparedness
    • Lead the development, dissemination and application of emergency preparedness programs within the campus community
    • Conduct activities that incorporate the values of quality, responsibility, accountability, trust, diversity, flexibility and respect
  • We utilize an all-hazards approach, which means we work to prevent emergencies while simultaneously preparing to respond if they do occur. This approach was set in place to protect the people, property, assets and environment within the UM-Dearborn community.

  • 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.
  • 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

UM-Dearborn: Emergency Preparedness
Knowing what to do in an emergency may save someone’s life and possibly your own.
Kevin Williams, UM-Dearborn Chief of Police

Did You Know?

More Facts

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UM-Dearborn was ranked safest public university in Michigan for the fourth-straight year by StateUniversity.com.