A division of the Office of Risk Management, the Department of Emergency Management & Operational Continuity provides the structure to guide Georgetown University and its various stakeholders in preparing, preventing, mitigating, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. The emergency management plan serves as the overall effort to integrate and cultivate collaboration between relevant university initiatives and programs.

Emergency Preparedness Program Components

Emergency Management
An ongoing process to prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from a usually unforeseen incident that threatens life, property, operations and/or the environment. 

  • Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Mitigation Planning
  • Occupant Emergency Plans (OEPs)
  • First-Responder Training
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Shelter-in-Place Planning
  • Emergency Management Plan
  • Emergency Operations Center SOPs
  • NIMS/ICS Adoption and Implementation
  • Training, Testing and Exercising plans
  • Public Access AED Program
  • External MOUs/MOAs

Operational Business Continuity
An ongoing process to identify potential risks that threaten an organization and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective responses to safeguard the interests, mission and business processes of the organization.

  • BCR/DR Project Initiation and Management
  • Risk Assessment/Business Impact Analysis
  • Department-level BCP planning guidance
  • Training, Testing and Exercising plans
  • BCP Plan Maintenance and Revisions
  • LDRPS 10 Training and Awareness
  • Strategic Enterprise Resiliency Planning

IT Systems Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Activities and programs designed to return information systems, networks, data availability and communication systems conditions to a level that is acceptable to the organization.

  • IT Systems Disaster Recovery Policy
  • IT DR Planning and Strategy
  • GU Data Center Migration Strategy
  • GU Data Center Recovery Strategy
  • Georgetown University Business Continuity Planning Tool Administration and Management

Georgetown University Internal/External Stakeholders:

  • Office of Communications (Crisis Communications)
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Safety & Environmental Management
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • University Information Services (IT Continuity & Disaster Recovery)
  • Georgetown University MOU Partners
  • Federal, State, & Local Agencies 

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