Eastern Michigan University

Environmental Health & Safety

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Emergency Response  Procedures

Emergencies can occur at any time, without warning. Experience has shown that a well thought out, coordinated response helps prevent personal injury and property damage, and reduces the resulting confusion. Careful planning, with an emphasis on safety, can help EMU students,faculty, staff and visitors handle emergencies with appropriate responses, and save lives. When in doubt, always call 911.

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The Emergency Response Procedure (ERP) is a guide to how the Eastern Michigan University community (students, faculty, staff and visitors) conducts specific response actions for emergency situations. While procedures provide detailed steps, individuals must keep in mind that all emergency events are unique and that procedures can, and should, be implemented on a scalable, flexible, and adaptable basis to align with the challenges presented by the emergency.

The ERP is an integrated component of a comprehensive preparedness and response program that will ensure unity of effort and help EMU protect the health and safety of the campus community and its resources. The program aligns  the Emergency response procedures with the University’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and Building Emergency Plans (BEP).

In order to make the procedures more user friendly, campus departments and organizations can request the EMU Emergency Response Procedures Flipchart.  This document takes each individual hazard and makes it easy for you to find what you need to do quickly.  Please contact us to order these, free of charge.

You can use the tabs on the right to explore the Emergency Response Procedures and specific hazards and learn how to respond to them.