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Jaeson Weber, Director

Melonie Carmichael, Coordinator

Michael Denier, Tech. Paraprofessional

Campus Operations 

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Phone: 561-297-4587

       or 561-297-2894

Fax: 561-297-3477



Public Safety

FAU Emergency Management LogoEmergency Plans


2019 President’s Emergency Planning Memo


Being prepared and planning ahead is critical as recent emergencies on a national and local level have underscored the importance of such activities. FAU strives to continuously revise and improve its emergency plans, procedures and emergency organizational/operations structure to align with a changing world and, by extension, changing threats. 

University Plans

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

The purpose of the Florida Atlantic University Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) - Basic Plan is to provide the framework and guidance throughout all five phases of emergency management.  The goal is to coordinate university resources to prepare for and prevent potential emergencies whenever possible, and deal efficiently with the effects of these events when they do occur; to respond to save and protect lives and protect infrastructure, resources and the environment; and to promote a means to recover and resume normal operations and continue critical functions and essential services of the University.  In all of these efforts, the University will continue to mitigate as many hazards as possible to promote a disaster resilient community. The Emergency Management Team (EMT) consists of:

The President

University President or designee exercises final authority with regards to decisions involving a suspension of normal operations for any FAU campus or site and holds the authority to declare a University State of Emergency.

Executive Policy Group (EPG)

This policy group provides direction, policy and strategy for emergency operations for the University. It is comprised of the leaders of the University’s key emergency operations units.

Emergency Operations Team (EOT)

This team provides recommendations to the Executive Policy Group (EPG) and “operationalizes” the policy and strategy set forth by the EPG through all phases of an emergency.  The EOT is activated based on the nature, severity and complexity of the emergency. It consists of support functions led by primary or lead units with additional resources, proficiencies, competencies and information provided by supporting units. Members are subject matter experts for the areas they represent and have authority or delegated authority to facilitate and coordinate tasks to effect emergency operations.

Incident Management Team (IMT)

This team contains, stabilizes or resolves the on-scene incident(s) and manages the field operations associated with that process. The Incident Management Team (IMT) carries out direct, tactical operations using pre-established procedures to manage the incident from the time the incident occurs until the requirement for management and operations is no longer needed. 

CEMP Annexes

Several CEMP annexes have been developed to further describe the specific or unique courses of action that University units and external partner agencies may take involving particular threats and hazards that affect the University. These annexes are based on special requirements not common to other hazards/threats or the addressed in the Emergency Support Function Annex to perform the function adequately in the face of a particular high-priority hazard/threat, and on regulatory considerations that may require extensive, detailed planning that is inappropriate for inclusion in the ESF Annex.

These are only available by request and include:

     * Continuity of Operations (COOP) Annex

     * Crisis Communications Annex

     * Debris Management Annex

     * Emergency Notification and Alerting Annex

     * Emergency Support Functions (ESF) Annex

     * Situation Assessment Annex

Unit Plans

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. They can be caused by severe weather, infectious diseases, spills, or by intentional acts. The very nature of an emergency is unpredictable and can change in scope and impact.

Unit emergency planning is vital to the ability of the University units to effectively respond to and recover from emergency events. All University units are required to have Emergency Response Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans. Some University units may also be required to have additional or more specific plans. At a minimum, all plans must address the following items:

   i.     Preparing for emergency events; updating notification trees, identifying and stocking emergency supplies etc.; 
   ii.    Evacuating and sheltering-in-place procedures in an emergency and for response to fires, bomb threats, chemical spills, hurricanes, etc.;
   iii.   Assessing damage to facilities and equipment and resources; and
   iv.   Activating continuity of operations plans and performing mission essential functions either at the primary or an alternate site.  

All units are required to review and revise their plans at least once a year. Plan review should also occur as a result of, but is not limited to, the following circumstances:
   a)    Organizational restructuring within the unit or that affects the unit, such as University-wide reorganization (this includes changes in unit name)
   b)    Changes in personnel or assigned responsibilities
   c)    Changes in unit facilities (this includes location or layout)

Please adhere to Procurement regulations regarding procurement of resources for Units. Some items recommended within the plan addresses individual preparedness and expense. 

Contact the Procurement department  with any questions related to purchasing. 

Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Information:

Sample ERP


Unit Emergency Response Plan (UERP) Template             Word               PDF          

Continuity of Operations (COOP) Information

Sample COOP


Unit Continuity Of Operations Plan (UCOOP) Guide & Template             Word               PDF          
Unit Continuity Of Operations Plan (UCOOP) Template Only          Word               PDF

COOP Plan Checklist (use to help complete your plan)

FEMA COOP Resources:

FEMA Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course (IS-546.A)
FEMA Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP) Course (IS-547a)

Hazard-specific responses:

     •  Evacuation
     • Shelter in Place


     • Hurricane Guidelines Cards
        ο Office and General Space 
        ο  Laboratories


Unit Pandemic Influenza Plan

Sample Pandemic


Unit Pandemic Influenza Plan     Guide & Template             Word               PDF          
Unit Pandemic Influenza Plan     Template Only          Word               PDF

For more information CLICK HERE.

 Last Modified 4/25/19