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Campus Emergency Management

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Higher Education Project working group adopted this definition of emergency management:

Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

The Office of Emergency Management provides guidance and support to campus-wide preparedness efforts. This site provides details about campus safety procedures and policies.

Office Contacts

Director of Emergency Management
Brian Gard, CSSP
Phone: 865-974-3061
E-mail: bgard1@utk.edu

Emergency Management Planning Specialist
Brad Walker
E-mail: bwalke39@utk.edu

The OEM is currently in receipt of a federal grant to update the campus hazard mitigation plan.

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