Dave Burns


Emergency Manager

Position Description: 

  • Manages SCU's Emergency Management and Preparedness Programs

Directly Responsible for: 

  • Emergency Planning , Policy and Procedures
  • Supporting Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
  • Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Evacuation Lead Program and Coordination
  • Emergency Mass Notification System Design, Policy and Procedures
  • Emergency Planning Liaison with the City and County of Santa Clara
  • Emergency Preparedness and Staff Training
  • Working closely with Campus Safety Services

Hired in March 2013


  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
  • FEMA Professional Development Series (2006)
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) - License KG6EJJ

Hobbies: Photography, fishing, online gaming, and traveling with family

"I've lived all over California working in various public safety roles. With my fondness for the South Bay Area, and working in Higher Education, Santa Clara University is a great fit for me with its history, culture and reputation. I feel I can make a difference here with my skills and experience."

Please call or email Dave with any questions or concerns regarding Emergency Management, Preparedness, Planning and Training.






Dave Burns