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Emergency Management


About UVA Emergency Management

UVA Emergency Management (UVAEM) facilitates preparedness activities, organizes and coordinates the University’s response and recovery efforts, and maintains mitigation strategies based on the hazards that make us most vulnerable. UVA Emergency Management coordinates the University's preparedness for, response to, recovery from, and mitigation against, emergencies, large and small.  

Areas of Responsibility

  • Administrative department for the University's emergency notification system (UVA Alerts)
  • Oversee and administer the University's AED program
  • Lead the University's Severe Weather Assessment Team
  • Develop and maintain important plans such as the Critical Incident Managment Plan (CIMP) and Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
  • Assist schools and departments with the creation and maintenance of their individual emergency plans and continuity of operations plans
  • Create and disseminate emergency information to the University community
  • Provide emergency preparedness training programs to faculty, staff, and students
  • Develop and lead tabletop exercises for the Critical Incident Management Team, schools, departments, and separate campuses
  • Coordinate the implementation of the University's Operations Center in response to an emergency, or in preparation for a large scale event
  • Lead the emergency planning efforts for major events, such as football games, final exercises, and other large gatherings
  • Serve as the liasion with various local, state, and federal agencies

Committee and Board Representation 

Members of UVA Emergency Management sit on several committees in the University, and the local community. Examples of committees with representation include:

  • UVA Security and General Safety Committee
  • Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle County Emergency Communications Center Board