Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity
Are You Getting the Message?
The University of Massachusetts Boston is engaged in ongoing efforts to preserve and enhance the safety of our campus community. These include the recent review and revision of our emergency operations and continuity-of-operations plans, the production of a new Emergency Response Guide, the development of protocols for identifying and assisting distressed and distressing individuals, and specialized training provided to law enforcement and other university staff in nationally-recognized critical scene incident management protocols.
To view UMass Boston's Emergency Operations Plan, please click here.
To learn more about our office, click here.
To register for UMass Boston's Emergency Alert System, RAVE, please click here.
To log on to UMass Boston's continuity planning tool, visit the UMass Boston Ready site.
Sign up for National Weather Service Alerts directly! Click on this link http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/ and select “Register” at the top right hand of the screen.
Click here for City of Boston alerts.
My Personal Emergency Plan
The Office of Emergency Preparedness at UMass Boston has developed a personal emergency plan for all members of the University’s network. This document, titled “My Personal Emergency Plan”, introduces precautionary questions one should consider in anticipation of an emergency: Do you know who you will call? Where you will go if you cannot go home? Do you have enough emergency supplies if you cannot leave your home?
By introducing these questions, this document highlights the importance of being prepared for the worst before it occurs. Thinking about the phone numbers, meeting places, and supplies that you may need during an emergency ahead of time and having them in an easily accessible place will allow you to focus your attention on the actual emergency if or when it happens.
Simply download this document and use it to help you develop your own personal emergency plan. Share this plan with your family members and be sure to update it annually.
For useful information regarding public safety in Massachusetts, please visit Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.