Creating a Campus Culture of Preparedness

UM-Flint Emergency Response Plan 

Providing a safe environment for employees to work and students to learn is a primary concern of the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) administration and campus community. All of us, regardless of our job description or title, want a safe and healthy environment. Critical to this goal is each of us being knowledgeable about what to do in the event of an emergency, understanding our roles and responsibilities, following the guidelines for responding to incidents, practicing and participating in drills so that our collective response becomes second nature.

Emergency planning and being prepared is our shared responsibility.

The UM-Flint Campus Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is designed as an "All Hazards" approach to response to a wide variety of emergency scenarios. Its primary focus is safely evacuating, sheltering, securing in place, seeking medical treatment or responding in the initial phases of an emergency incident.  If an incident continues to evolve without being adequately controlled, the Campus Crisis Management Team may be activated to further assess campus conditions and realocate resources.  If the disruption continues for days, departments may initiate their Business Continuity Plans.

The ERP establishes a framework for UM-Flint to respond effectively and safely to an emergency. This includes assessing an emergency situation, coordinating a response effort and, most importantly, ensuring that individuals are informed, safely evacuated or sheltered and accounted for with reasonable assurance.

Do you need help with your preparedness planning?  The Environment, Health and Safety department works closely with other internal departments as well as the Genesee County Health department, County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Office, UM Ann Arbor campus OSEH, UHS, and the Dearborn Campus in reviewing and updating, where needed, our campus hazard preparedness planning efforts. EHS is available to meet and assist UM-Flint departments in developing continuity plans, conducting department specific training and exercises. Contact EHS at 766-6763 for assistance.