Campus Emergency Management

–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.  The links to the right provide some details about campus procedures and policies.

Office contacts:

Director of Emergency Management: Brian Gard, CSSP     bgard1@utk.edu

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

Phone:  865-974-3061

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

HazMat Mitigation Sign

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