Emergency Management Plan

Introduction

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) must be prepared to manage and mitigate emergency situations so that employees, students, and visitors are protected; regulatory requirements are met; recovery from disruptive events is expedited; risk is reduced; and the confidence of the local community and state is maintained.

The Emergency Management Plan incorporates the principles outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) so that the emergency response activities of the University may be more seamlessly integrated with those of outside agencies.

This plan provides campuswide guidelines for preparing for and responding to emergencies. It is the responsibility of each school and unit to be aware of this plan and to work cooperatively with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety to develop emergency evacuation plans specific to their buildings and spaces. Each school and unit also shall develop specific emergency response measures to address any special needs and hazards unique to their programs.

As the risk environment is dynamic and actual emergency conditions varying, no part of these guidelines shall be construed as a contract between any employee, student, or visitor and the University. The University reserves the right to change any guideline at any time.

Plan Maintenance and Distribution

The Emergency Management Director shall ensure that the EMP is updated at least annually and distributed to appropriate members of the campus community and local emergency response agencies.