Emergency Management at IUP

The Emergency Management Office provides emergency planning in compliance with federal and state emergency management regulations.

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for:

  • Developing, updating, and exercising the overall University Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Overseeing and coordinating emergency planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts at all locations.
  • Educating the community on how to best protect themselves by following all applicable regulations and best practices.
  • Facilitating exercises, and coordinating drills in support of the plans.
  • Notifying the community upon declaration of a state of emergency, including appropriate external Emergency Management Agencies and maintaining the University's Emergency Operations Center.
  • Coordinating centralized resources with responsible personnel at all campus locations if an emergency is declared affecting those units.


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