Programs > Emergency Management
EHS is committed to providing guidance, resources, and training to the university community to prepare them for emergencies that may occur on campus, the D.C. metropolitan region, or at home. George Mason University’s Emergency Management Programs are based on guidance and direction from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), best practices, and input from university community members and peer institutions.
The emergency management staff within EHS are responsible for a variety of areas including:
- Preventing emergencies from occurring on campus by recommending modifications to facilities, university activities, and procedures.
- Protecting the university community and its property by mitigating the potential for hazards through engineering controls and systems.
- Preparing the university to respond and recover from emergencies through training, exercises, planning, and outreach activities.
- Responding to events that occur on campus and helping to coordinate response activities through the Emergency Operations Group and external partners.
- Assisting the university in recovering from crisis using established plans and procedures to resume university operations as quickly as possible and provide support to those impacted by the event.