EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DESCRIPTION
One measure of an organization's strength is its ability to respond well in an emergency. The University of Vermont has in place a framework to manage the emerging demands of any incident, emergency or crisis happening on, or impacting, its campus. UVM follows the National Incident Management System to manage critical incidents, and to link its emergency management to the larger local, state, and federal context.
During a campus emergency or crisis, the President of the University (or the next most senior available administrator) has ultimate responsibility and authority to set the direction regarding emergency management, making key executive decisions and declaring a "state of campus emergency," should that become necessary. The President is supported by a Policy Group (primarily members of his cabinet).
A nine member Emergency Operations Group working out of a specially equipped Emergency Operation's Center, is responsible for developing and implementing action plans to respond to, and recover from, a campus emergency. This group operates under the leadership of the Associate VP for Administrative and Facilities Services and the Assistant VP for Student and Campus Life who serve as it co-chairs and as Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Commanders (depending on the nature of the incident).
For more information, see: Emergency Response and Recovery Plan
EMERGENCY OPERATION'S GROUP MEMBERSHIP
Co-Chairs and EOC Commanders
William P. Ballard, Associate Vice President for Administrative & Facilities Services Annie Stevens, Assistant Vice President for Student and Campus Life
Pat Brown, Director of Student Life; Sal Chiarelli, Director of Physical Plant; Enrique Corredera, Director of University Communications; Mary Dewey, Director of Risk Management; Estelle Maartmann-Moe, Director of Health & Wellbeing; Stacey Miller, Director of Residential Life; Gary Margolis, Chief/Director of Police Services; and David Todd, Chief Information Officer
Ex-Officio: Patty Eldred, Director of Auxiliary Services (Logistics and Scribe)
Dean's, Directors or content experts from impacted units may be asked to join the Emergency Operation's Group by the EOC Commander as the situation dictates. In emergency situations that involve the City of Burlington or surrounding communities, public emergency response agencies (Fire, Police, EMS, Public Works) that serve the campus will be asked to provide Agency Representatives at the Operation's Center to expedite coordination.
Policies and Procedures
Emergency Operation's Group only
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