Emergency Management and Business Continuity

If you have any questions regarding safety policies or procedures, contact the Office of Emergency Management and Business Continuity (617.287.6821).

2016 Annual Report 

The 2016 Annual Report outlines how the office moved forward in line with the mission and vision of UMass Boston’s Emergency Management Program. 

2017-2019 Strategic Plan 

The 2017-2019 Strategic Plan was developed with input from the UMass Boston Emergency Management Leadership Group and builds upon the work of the 2012 Emergency Management and
Business Continuity Strategic Plan. Selected accomplishments from the previous plan are included as an appendix to this plan. The mission and purpose of this Strategic Plan is to guide the future actions of the Emergency Management and Business Continuity Program at UMass Boston

2017-2019 Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan

The 2017-2019 Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan was developed by the Emergency Management Leadership Group to guide and document the training and exercise plan of the Emergency Management Program at UMass Boston.
Priorities defined in this plan are linked to corresponding core capabilities, and a rationale based on existing strategic guidance, threat assessments, or corrective actions from previous exercises. This plan identifies the
training and exercises that will help the campus build and sustain the core capabilities required for campus resilience.

Departmental Preparedness Checklist 

This Checklist for Departments outlines steps that faculty and staff members can take to ensure that their department is able to respond to emergency situations in a quick and efficient manner.  

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 emergency 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 by 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 sent out. 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 directly in charge of incident stabilization. University Leadership (i.e. the Chancellor's Policy Group) is responsible for policy decisions, and bears responsibility for the overall resolution of the incident. The Policy Group is in regular contact with Incident Command, and works with the Public Information Officer (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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