The WashU Emergency Management response and continuity planning services includes working with departments, schools and clinics to develop high-level strategies to further improve their preparedness and response capabilities. This starts at the department level, identifying its services, recoverability and response actions in relation to the university organization level following an emergency.

Based on your needs, Emergency Management will work with you to provide response planning services including life safety, organizational response coordination and continuity of services.

The university planning framework mirrors the four phases of emergency management with the following plans; Hazard Mitigation Plan, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Emergency Operations Plan and the Recovery Plan.

Emergency Operations Plan

The WashU all-hazards Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides a framework that will best enable the university to save lives, minimize injuries, protect property and the environment essential to the university’s survival and recovery from natural and human-caused hazards. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of designated individuals, departments, agencies and volunteer organizations during an emergency or disaster that directly impacts the university.

The EOP is organized by Emergency Support Functions (ESF) and was developed in close partnerships with all of the primary and supporting departments for each ESF.

The WashU Emergency Operations Plan, the WashU Recovery Plan, and the WashU Continuity of Operations Framework are designed to ensure seamless transition and coordination of all disaster response, survivability and recovery processes for the university.