Office of Emergency Management

  • Office of Emergency Management Named UMB Champions of Excellence

    OEM has worked tirelessly to help coordinate UMB's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. 

  • Executive Director of Emergency Management Shares His COVID-19 Testing Experience

    With a negative COVID-19 test required before students and employees can return to campus, Jonathan Bratt walks us through the testing process.

  • UMB’s Bratt Appointed to Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council

    Named by Gov. Hogan, executive director of emergency management becomes first from a university to serve on this statewide council.

  • Emergency Managers Conference


    UMB Emergency Managers shared lessons learned with counterparts from universities and colleges across the nation (November 2019)


  • Incident Management Team

    UMB Emergency Managers sharpening their skills with colleagues from across Maryland (December 2019)

About Us

Mission Statement 

To excel as a comprehensive emergency management program by enhancing partnerships and coordinating activities necessary to mitigate and prevent against; prepare for; respond to; and recover from natural, human‐caused, and technological emergencies and disasters.

Vision Statement 

A disaster‐resilient university that serves the institution and greater community as a public good.

Strategic Objectives 

-Protect UMB
-Create a Culture of Resilience
-Help Others