Emergency Plans

EMU Emergency Management uses a network of emergency plans that work together to create a comprehensive, all-hazards plan for the University.

Using the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan, Building Emergency Plans, and Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, we create a well rounded planning operation to prepare the campus community to respond during emergency situations.

Please explore our plans and learn what to do in an emergency. If you are interested in developing emergency plans for a specific situation, building or event, please contact us and we'd be happy to help.

  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Expand dropdown

    Disasters and emergencies will occur and a basic premise of emergency management is that all incidents begin and end locally. Knowing this, safety and preparedness continue to be at the forefront for Eastern Michigan University. Furthermore, the University understands the importance of resiliency and the capability to provide essential services to the campus community. The University’s ability to minimize the impact and limit the interruption to its mission will rely on the existing levels of preparedness among the University’s divisions, faculty, staff and students. 

    The purpose of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is to identify procedures and organizational structure for response to emergencies that cause a significant disruption to all or portions of the University. This plan will:

    1. Present a proactive response designed to protect students, staff and faculty, as well as the community and the environment in case of a major emergency or disaster.
    2. Outline and assign responsibilities for coping with emergencies affecting the safety and well being of people and/or facilities on campus.
    3. Facilitate compliance with regulatory requirements of Federal, State and local agencies.
    4. Enhance the University's ability to quickly return to normal operations following an emergency or disaster.
      This plan establishes the foundation for emergency management mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery at Eastern Michigan University. It describes the roles and responsibilities of divisions, departments, units and personnel during emergency situations. The basic emergency tasks and responsibilities are designed to protect lives and property through effective use of university and community resources. This includes assessing an emergency situation, coordinating a response effort and, most importantly, ensuring that individuals are informed, safely evacuated or sheltered and accounted for.
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    COOP is an effort within individual departments and agencies to ensure continuity of their essential functions across a wide range of emergencies and events.  EMU can be equated to a small community. Each unit, department, college, division and campus contributes to University life.  In the event of an emergency, each unit needs to be able to provide uninterrupted basic services to employees, students and visitors.

    Continuity of Operations Planning works to reach the following goals:

    • Ensure timely and orderly continuous performance of essential functions during and after an emergency.
    • Protect facilities, equipment, records, and other assets that support essential functions
    • Reduce or mitigate disruptions to operations
    • Facilitate reconstitution and devolution after an emergency
    • Minimize loss of life, injury, and property damage
    • Provide support for university personnel during an emergency

    COOPs are completed by individual units within the University with help from the Emergency Management Office. 

    Downloadable Emergency Planning Templates

    For help with filling out templates or to request a COOP training please contact the Emergency Management Office.  

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    Building Emergency Plans provide students, faculty, staff and visitors basic emergency response information, to include shelter-in-place and building evacuation, for natural and human-made events.

    The plan provides information that you should be familiar with when there is an emergency in the building. As a member of the Eastern Michigan University campus community, you should also be familiar with the EMU Emergency Response Procedures [PDF]. This document describes the specific procedures to follow for a variety of emergency situations. 

    A copy of the building emergency plan for your location is available by contacting the EMU Emergency Management office or your building administrator.

    Current Plans

    Completed plans are available from the EMU Emergency Management Office or contact your building administrator. 

    If you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to contact the Emergency Management Office.

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    The EMU Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been reviewed and approved by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA Region V) and the Michigan Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (EMHSD). Download the Eastern Michigan University Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan [PDF].