Emergency Management

 

Mission

The primary goal of the Office of Emergency Management is to ensure the protection and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors, the campus community, and the interests of the University. We do this by providing information, training, and leadership on how prepare for a wide variety of emergencies, through development of plans, policies, and procedures, and coordinating resources and activities that are necessary to respond to, prepare for, mitigate, and recover from any threat or emergency that may arise.

The Office of Emergency Management administers the campuswide emergency mass notification program and systems, oversees campus evacuation planning (Clery Act), and prepares the SCU campus community for a wide variety of hazards, focusing on preparedness, recovery, mitigation, and response/support of campus emergencies, and working with campus and community stakeholders to improve readiness.

Emergency Management (EM) develops, implements, and continuously improves a comprehensive campus emergency management program. The program is based on EM, fire and occupational health and safety regulations and standards, California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS), National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Clery and Higher Education Acts, and accepted emergency management professional practices, operating under the umbrella of the campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

Emergency Management is responsible for:

  • Emergency Mass Notification System Design, Policy and Procedures
  • Emergency Preparedness and Staff Training
  • Emergency Planning , Policy and Procedures
  • Campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Evacuation Lead Program and Coordination
  • EOC Readiness & Training
  • Special Event and Crowd Management Plans & Procedures 
  • Supporting Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)
  • Emergency Planning Liaison with the City and County of Santa Clara


Office Staff

Dave Burns                Director, Emergency Planning »Info 

Are you prepared for an emergency?

Personal preparedness is critical to surviving an emergency with the least amount of impact to you and your family. All SCU faculty, staff and students should be personally prepared with AT LEAST a three-day emergency supply kit for each member of your family. Stock one for your home, car, office or residence hall room. We've arranged a 25% discount on emergency kits for all SCU community members with the following vendor. Personal preparedness is critical to surviving an emergency with the least amount of impact to you and your family. All SCU faculty, staff and students should be personally prepared with AT LEAST a three-day emergency supply kit for each member of your family. Stock one for your home, car, office or residence hall room. We've arranged a 25% discount on emergency kits for all SCU community members with the following vendor. »Info

For more information on what should be in your emergency kit, or if you'd like to building your own kit, see the SCU Emergency Procedures guide.  »Info

Emergency Management ensures that SCU is prepared for whatever emergency might come our way including earthquake, fire, infectious disease and other disasters.

 

EHS

Contact

Emergency Manager - Dave Burns