Cornell University has developed a comprehensive emergency management program utilizing best practices from peer institutions and emergency management organizations. The EHS Emergency Management program provides guidance to the campus community for the organization, coordination and collaboration of university services and resources toward an effective response to, continuation through, and the recovery from emergencies. The effectiveness of this program is dependent on the preparedness of the entire campus community for unexpected events and disasters that may impact the mission of research, teaching and outreach of Cornell University.
Emergency Management Phases
Cornell University’s Emergency Management program is modeled on these standard phases for emergency management:
Prevention-Mitigation; the actions taken to decrease the likelihood that an event or crisis will occur; the actions taken to eliminate or reduce the loss of life and property damage related to an event or crisis, particularly those that cannot be prevented;
Preparedness; activities to design and implement strategies, processes, and protocols to prepare for potential emergencies;
Response; the immediate actions to effectively contain and resolve an emergency;
Continuity & Recovery; activities and programs designed to return conditions to a level that is acceptable.
More information can be found on http://emergency.cornell.edu/, including the Emergency Action Guide.