Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity

Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity

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My Personal Emergency Plan

Download the UMass Boston 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 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.


Emergency Operations Plan

The campus Emergency Operations Plan is an all-hazards response plan that  follows the National Incident Management System/Incident Command System (ICS) approach to incident management. This system provides a consistent nationwide template to enable public and private-sector organizations to work together effectively and efficiently to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. Incident Command is established as the senior responder from the appropriate response area.  

This plan proposes five emergency levels. For small-scale, level one emergencies, the incident is resolved at the department level and appropriate notifications are made. For larger emergencies, the Incident Commander, as part of his/her notification to leadership, signals the need for expanded university response. Under ICS, the Incident Commander is the person directly in charge of incident stabilization. University Leadership is responsible for policy decisions and bears responsibility for the overall university resolution of the incident. The Policy Group is in regular contact with Incident Command and works with the PIO (Communications) and Liaison (Government Relations) to ensure that appropriate communications are maintained. The Incident Command System allows the campus response to be organized into sections focused on separate but related activities, all reporting up to the Incident Commander, who in turn, works with the Chancellor’s Policy Group to stabilize the situation and ensure continuity of operations.

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Healey Library Evacuation Plan

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Wheatley Hall Evacuation Plan

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