Emergency Management

Welcome to the Emergency Management Division (EMD) website where members of the Boston University community can easily access information to support Emergency Preparedness efforts for emergency response and recovery plans. This website also describes the Emergency Response Plan, protective actions, and responses to the various situations.

The Boston University community can be threatened by emergency and disaster situations both natural (such as flash flooding, hurricanes, tornados, and fires) and man-made (such as hazardous materials accidents, resource shortages, civil disorders, and terrorist threats), and the purpose of the Boston University Emergency Response Planning website is to provide guidance and information to the response actions of University academic and administrative departments in crisis situations.

Our Mission:

Is to provide, enable, promote, and support the Boston University community in effectively mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. The Emergency Management Division (EMD) is responsible for the maintenance, review, and revision to the University’s Emergency Response Plans. The Emergency Management Division (EMD) also provides recommendations related to emergency management planning, training, and response coordination to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Facilities Management and Planning, BUMC Public Safety, BU Police Department, and members of the Emergency Response Team.

In addition, the EMD will participate in the development and implementation of new emergency response plans, risk reduction initiatives, risk prevention measures, and serve as a liaison to local, state, and federal emergency management agencies.

Boston University has been a Storm Ready Community since 2010. Recognized for our commitment to preparedness, our outstanding communication systems, and for keeping Boston University students, faculty, and staff safe.

    Emergency Response Planning Management Plan

      Emergency Response Plans

        Managing Emergencies Online, view the Environmental Health & Safety Training page for more information regarding Emergency Response trainings as well as all Environmental Health & Safety trainings.