The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator program is a university-wide initiative, designed to help each department or school prepare to respond to emergencies on campus. Department managers should designate an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (EPC), who will attend trainings on how to assist with immediate response actions during an emergency.

EPC responsibilities

  • Serve as a point of contact between your department/school and the Emergency Management Department.
  • Assist during fire drills and other emergency preparedness exercises as needed.
  • Provide periodic updates to your work group on basic life safety and emergency procedures.
  • Attend introductory EPC training and annual refresher courses. View the most recent refresher training presentation here.

View EPC and other Emergency Management training offerings
For additional EPC resources, visit the Publications page.

Designate an EPC in HRMS

Department Managers can select an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for their department. The department’s payroll representative can then officially designate that person as an EPC in HRMS. See the video below to learn how to designate an EPC in HRMS.