It happens when you least expect it -
the unthinkable strikes. We see examples of it all the time, whether it
be a devastating fire, a major natural disaster, or a surprising
terrorist attack. Do you know what to do if such an emergency were to
As part of its emergency planning efforts, Central Michigan University has developed a Crisis Response Overview
The plan provides a general outline of the process CMU intends to
follow in the event of a crisis. Crisis situations may affect one
individual (as in the case of physical assault or stalking) or the
entire campus community (such as a major natural disaster). The purpose
of this site is to focus on those broad emergency situations that may
strike with little or no warning. These situations could be natural,
manmade, or other.
Every operational unit of the university is strongly encouraged to
develop a Business Continuation Plan that outlines how services would be
sustained or returned to normal if a crisis were to occur. For those
units seeking assistance in the preparation of such a plan, an
administrative guide is available as a reference.
Emergency Action Plans
also in place for each building on campus, and contain valuable
information that may prove useful in an emergency situation, including
evacuation procedures and floor plans.
It is hard to predict exactly what may happen and when.
The best course of action is to be prepared!
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the CMU Police at
(989) 774-3081 or the Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety Office at (989) 774-7398 / CMUEHS@cmich.edu.