Preparedness & Disaster Resiliency
Emergency Management is the core component of the Security Department responsible for coordinating all emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery efforts on the Medical Campus. Medical Campus Emergency Management works closely with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to assure a comprehensive and consistent University-wide Emergency Management program.
Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery is completed at four levels, each providing a progressively greater level of specificity.
1. University-Wide Disaster Preparation and Recovery Plan
The University-Wide Disaster Preparation and Recovery Plan is a very broad document which describes general concepts and capabilities for organized preparation and timely recovery from a major incidents. The overall plan is maintained under the leadership of the Vice President of Real Estate and Facilities.
2. Campus Disaster Preparation and Recovery Plans
The Campus Disaster Preparation and Recovery Plan is a more focused document which describes more specific concepts and capabilities specific to how the campus is organized for preparation and timely recovery from a major incidents. At the Medical Campus, the overall plan is maintained under the leadership of the Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine.
3. Unit/ Sub-Unit UReady Plans
Each Unit and Sub-Unit within the University is required to have its own unique document which describes with a high level of specificity concepts and capabilities regarding how the Unit/ Sub-Unit is organized for preparation and timely recovery from a major incidents. Such documents are referred to as UReady Plans. All Unit/ Sub-Unit UReady Plans are maintained under the leadership of the Unit/ Sub-Unit, though delegates may be appointed.
4. Policies and Procedures
Policies and Procedures provide the very specific details of how to execute specific steps in an incident response and recover. Policies and Procedures may be established at any level in the planning process, and are maintained under the leadership of the Unit/ Sub-Unit that creates them.
Personal preparedness is as important as University preparedness.