Date Established: 8/10/2017
Date Last Updated:
Administration and Governance
UB Emergency Management
Vice President for Finance and Administration
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The UB Emergency Management Program effectively coordinates university, community, and other external resources to protect life and property before, during, and after emergencies.
The University at Buffalo (UB, university) is committed to:
The UB Emergency Management Program defines the authority, organization, and plan required to protect life and critical facilities and restore campus operations.
|Emergency Management Program|
|Authority||The President has the overall authority to commit necessary university resources before, during, and after emergencies.|
|Organization||The Emergency Management Program is organized as follows:
The university maintains a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) to:
This policy meets the requirements of State University of New York (SUNY) Procedure 5606 – Emergency Response Plan Requirements. All plans and procedures meet the requirements for consistency with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS).
This policy applies to all members of the university community.
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
Establishes and outlines the university response to protect life and property during and after an emergency and sets minimum standards for the creation of department emergency plans.
Department Emergency Plan
Outlines the unit-specific response to an emergency; must be designed to promulgate strategies for protecting people and programs and for coordinating recovery efforts to continue operations.
An event or set of circumstances which:
(1) requires responsive action to protect life and/or property,
or to provide relief to any part of the university or community
overtaken by such occurrences; or
(2) reaches such a dimension or degree of disruptiveness or destructiveness to warrant a comprehensive organizational response.
Emergency Planning Policy Group
Reviews the overall organization of resources and content of the CEMP to assure continuity of university operations. The Emergency Planning Policy Group includes the president, provost, and vice presidents.
Emergency Planning Oversight Committee
Serves as a clearing house for all matters related to emergency management. The Emergency Planning Oversight Committee members include, but are not limited to, representatives from: