Office of Emergency Management
Safety is our only priority.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the University’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from any major emergency.
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What We Do
- Oversee the University’s 24/7 Operations Center
- Maintain the Emergency Operations Plan and coordinate the Emergency Operations Center
- Coordinate development of Building Emergency Action Plans and Continuity of Operations Plans
- Facilitate multiple notification methods for emergency communications, such as UND Alerts
- Ensure compliance with the National Incident Management System and other regulations
- Conduct and participate in numerous exercises annually to refine emergency decision-making processes
- Offer numerous training sessions for all-hazards emergencies
- Develop important internal and external partnerships across the UND community
The UND Operations Center, a component of the Office of Emergency Management, operates 24/7 with six full-time Operations Center Specialists and one supervisor. It receives calls reporting building/maintenance/service problems and issues work orders routed to Facilities staff and ensures immediate response to emergency problems.
- The Center tracks building automation and energy management; monitors fire and duress alarms; oversees the campus safety mobile app (Mobile BlueLight); issues emergency communications and alerts to the campus community; dispenses and receives UND keys and fobs; coordinates appropriate response for lock-outs; and handles general campus requests during non-business hours.
- The Center also is home to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and UND’s virtual emergency management system (Veoci), which is a central command and control facility responsible for ensuring the continuity of operations for the campus during an emergency.