Emergency Response Plans

The Emergency Response Plan (Plan) establishes procedures for mobilizing Boston University’s (BU) resources and communicating with the community in the event of a large-scale emergency. The Plan was developed by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) in cooperation with over a dozen departments, colleges, and offices, as well as public safety agencies.

The Plan discusses the three levels/phases of emergency situations as well as evacuation and shelter-in-place procedures when evacuation is not appropriate. Detailed information can be found below.

Severe Weather Evacuation/Shelter-in-Place Emergency Closings
Reporting a Safety Concern Near Miss Reporting Exposure Treatment & Reporting
Emergency Response Flip-Chart Hazard Communication Accidents & Incidents
COOP Safety Equipment Resources and Links
NEIDL Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

Boston University utilizes an Incident Notification System to alert key personnel of a situation that may warrant their attention. Public Safety dispatch and Facilities Management & Planning control technicians are responsible for sending out the initial notifications and updates.

For access to the Emergency Response Systems (WebEOC or Send Word Now), the Incident Command Structure (ICS) Roster, and specific emergency response plans, please view the Incident Command Systems page.

For emergency communication information, please visit the Emergency Communications page.