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The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Emergency Management is established within the Department of Environmental Health and Safety; enabling us to serve the University community with a higher level of service and response by combining expertise, training and resources. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is committed to create a prepared university community of faculty, staff and students through collaborative disaster preparedness and response/recovery training and education. Our goal is to create awareness and provide proactive solutions so they can help themselves, their families and others in the next disaster.

The Office of Emergency Management will strive to provide a disaster-resistant university.

The mission of the UT Dallas OEM is to coordinate and facilitate effective campus disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities to minimize the impacts of emergencies on the campus community, facilities and environment.

The Office of Emergency Management will offer a variety of disaster preparedness training and exercises to fully prepare our campus community. Updates will be posted to the website as courses are offered.

Strategic Plan:
The Strategic Plan establishes a coordinated and collaborative program to systematically assess campus vulnerabilities and develop integrated solutions to prepare this campus in the event of an emergency and to increase campus disaster resiliency.

Storm Ready

Emergency Management Team
From left: Fire Marshal and Life Safety Manager Mark Pace, Associate Vice President for Communications John Walls, Emergency Management Coordinator Calvin Brown, Fort Worth Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mark Fox, Vice President for Administration Calvin Jamison, Police Chief Larry Zacharias and Assistant Vice President and Chief Safety Officer James Wright celebrate as the University receives Storm Ready certification Tuesday, Feb. 15.

It shows the level of preparedness we have here at UT Dallas, said Emergency Management Director Calvin Brown. It also shows how serious we are when it comes to the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

To achieve StormReady status, a university must:

* Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.

* Have multiple means of receiving severe weather warnings and forecasts to alert the public.

* Create a system that monitors weather conditions locally.

* Promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars.

* Develop a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe-weather spotters and holding emergency exercise

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Updated: March 1, 2013