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Campus Emergency Planning

Campus Emergency Management Plan

The campus emergency management plan is available on Sharepoint for anyone with a UT Knoxville NetID and password.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The campus was recently awarded a FEMA grant to update its Hazard Mitigation Plan.

A hazard mitigation plan is the result of a planning process which identifies policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce the risk and future HazMit Plan Graphiclosses resulting from hazard events. The Multi-Hazard Mitigation Disaster Resistant
University Plan will address a comprehensive list of both natural and man-made hazards likely to impact the University. The planning process is structured around four phases:

Phase 1: Organize Resources; Phase 2: Assess Risks; Phase 3: Develop a Mitigation Plan; and Phase 4: Implement the Plan and Monitor Progress. These four phases are further broken down into 10 steps, shown in the figure.

The campus community has an opportunity to provide valuable input to assist the planning team to accurately identify hazards and strategies for mitigating the impact of an incident.  In the coming months, we will distribute surveys to collect public input. Please complete a survey to ensure your opinion is captured. Additionally, prior to being submitted, the draft plan will be circulated for public comment.

HazMit Public Flyer GraphicYou can review the UTK Hazard Assessment 2015 results and the complete public flyer (click on image) for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding hazard mitigation planning.



Recent Emergency Response Exercises

Date/Time Title Description Notes
4/17/2015 – 7 hrs Campus MCI FSE Campus Mass Casualty Full Scale Exercise. Multiple agencies and UT departments respond to a scenario with a tornado strike at Neyland Stadium. The morning included realistic casualty play conducting triage, treatment, and transport plus a collapse/car extraction. The afternoon focused on recovery efforts. Announced
11/5/2014 – 5 hrs MCI TTX Mass Casualty Table Top Exercise. Multiple agencies and UT departments conducted a TTX for a tornado scenario to evaluate plans and procedures. Announced
2/14/2014 – 1 hr Precautionary EOC activation Facility was activated. All equipment tested and participants were briefed on roles and responsibilities. Announced
2/12/2014 – 1 day EM Planning in Higher Ed FEMA course Key response personnel participated in this course which included a functional exercise of a fire and terrorist attack on a national college campus. Announced
11/14/2013 – 1 day ESC Workshop Emergency Services Coordinator Workshop included a TEMA-run table top exercise designed to test state emergency response for hazardous materials release in Nashville. Announced
11/6/2013 – 1 day RMCC exercise evaluator OEM acted as an evaluator for the Regional Medical Coordination Center Mass Casualty Exercise. Announced
10/17/2013 – 2 hrs Alternate EOC Activation Tested our ability to establish an EOC at an alternate location. Executed as part of the Great Central US Shakeout. Drill included a discussion based exercise on response to an earthquake on campus. Unannounced
9/4/2013 – 6 hrs TEMA Watts Bar Exercise ESC participation in Tennessee Emergency Management Agency exercise. Announced


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