The UNCG Office of Emergency Management maintains several emergency management related plans to ensure the university can continue to fulfill its mission in the event of a disaster. Below are the major plans that guide the Emergency Management Program at UNCG.
Emergency Management Strategic Plan
The purpose of the strategic plan is to systematically delineate the strategic goals of the UNCG Emergency Management Program and set forth an implementation schedule to achieve the goals.
Emergency Operations Plan
The Office of Emergency Management maintains and oversees an All-hazards Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the University. This plan was developed by the Emergency Planning and Response Team (EPART) to cover a multitude of hazards and disasters. The plan directs the University’s response to emergencies and disasters by providing guidance, assistance, and relief as necessary to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of a major emergency or disaster. The team is chaired by the Emergency Management Director and is trained to respond to significant campus emergencies. The team meets quarterly to address planning concerns.
Continuity of Operations Plan
Each business unit that is determined by the university to provide essential functions shall maintain a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). This plan reflects sufficient forethought and detail to ensure timely restoration of essential functions following an incident.
The Office of Emergency Management maintains a university-wide recovery plan that addresses how the University will recover from a major emergency or disaster. The plan establishes both short- and long-term priorities goals and objectives.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
While the threat from hazardous events may never be entirely eliminated, there is much we can do to lessen their potential impact on our campus and our students, faculty, and staff. The concept and practice of reducing risks to people and property from known hazards are referred to as hazard mitigation.
In August of 2021, an update of the Hazard Mitigation Plan was conducted by a University Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee comprised of university staff and faculty. The plan identified 21 risks and classified them into categories of high, medium, and low. The plan also identified mitigation projects to lessen the impact of these hazards on the University. Additionally, this plan is Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) compliant, which will allow UNC Greensboro to be eligible for federal mitigation grant funding.
Building Emergency Action Plans
A building emergency action plan (BEAP) is a plan to address life safety concerns during an emergency for a specific building. Essential components of the plan include instructions for personal protective actions such as evacuating and sheltering-in-place, contacting emergency responders, and following basic emergency procedures.