Recent emergencies on a national and local level have underscored the importance of emergency planning for the University at Buffalo. UB strives to continuously revise and improve its emergency plans, procedures and organizational structure.
The university’s All Hazard Emergency
Plan (linked at right) is consistent with national standards
for emergency planning, including the National Incident Management
System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). UB’s
emergency responders regularly conduct drills and exercises to
prepare for a variety of emergency scenarios that potentially could
occur on campus.
UB’s Policy Group, consisting of senior administrative officers, reviews the overall content of the All Hazard Emergency Plan to assure alignment with the business continuity plan for the university. This governance allows the university to respond with confidence, collaborate with community resources and subsequently recover with minimum disruption of scheduled activities.
UB’s Emergency Oversight Committee is made up of select representatives of specific departments at UB. This committee convenes monthly to review the plan, and as incidents require. The Oversight Committee ensures that on a campus level, personnel are appropriately trained and participate in regular emergency exercises.