The University uses an “all-hazards” approach to Emergency Management to mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency situation. The University’s response to an emergency involves members of the University’s Crisis Management Team (“CMT”) and other essential employees at the University, as necessary or appropriate. In managing emergencies, the University is guided by three criteria to aid in the assessment of response and recovery for all areas of the University. The criteria, in priority order, are:
CMT members are expected to complete introductory training with the National Incident Management System (NIMS); either IS-100.b Introduction to the Incident Command System, or IS-100.HE Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education.
CMT members regularly meet throughout the year on a quarterly basis, participate in table top drills each semester, and attend ongoing crisis management lectures on topics presented by internal and external resources.