Emergency Management at CMU
CMU Emergency Management
— led by the
Office of Environmental Health and Safety
CMU Police Department
— implements programs and projects in emergency and disaster planning, training, mitigation, response and recovery. In collaboration with several university departments, CMU uses national, state and industry standards, along with institutional experience, to prepare for, respond to and recover from campus emergencies. Our goal: save lives, protect property, promote continuity of operations and reduce the overall effects of large-scale emergencies. The unthinkable — fire, severe weather, violence, bomb threat — can strike at any time. It takes all of us working together to prepare for and take action during an emergency situation. You are your own best first responder. The
Emergency Management website will help you PREPARE for and TAKE ACTION during an emergency. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with
this comprehensive list of resources.
Other Items of Importance:
Central Alert - CMU offers an emergency notification system — Central Alert — to provide information to users by phone, email and/or text message. Faculty, staff, and students are opted into the Central Alert system automatically. However, we strongly encourage everyone to visit the Central Alert registration page to verify your subscription information.
Emergency Action Plans – The Emergency Action Plans discuss: Emergency Numbers, Training Information, Bomb Threats, Severe Weather, Fire Procedures, Evacuation Procedures, Power Outages, Violent and Dangerous Behavior, Chemical Releases, Gas Leaks, Emergency Medical Situations, Dealing with the Media, Locations of Emergency Equipment, Terminating the Emergency, and Safety Regulations for each campus building. Take time to become familiar with the building(s) you frequent, and in particular, where your classrooms are located.