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Crisis and Emergency Management Plan

The University of Richmond (UR) is vulnerable to a variety of hazards including high winds, hurricanes, winter storms, and other severe weather.  UR is also vulnerable to technological incidents such as power outages and human-caused hazards such as a cyber-attack

To address these hazards, the University of Richmond maintains a Crisis and Emergency Management Plan (CEMP).  The CEMP provides the University with flexible, scalable, all-hazards guidance that is applicable to all phases of emergency management.  It is compatible with the National Response Framework and provides the structure for coordinating with local jurisdictions and external emergency response agencies.

Companion documents to the CEMP include, but are not limited to, Building Emergency Plans (BEPs), departmental/university-wide Continuity of Operations Plans (COOPs), and the University of Richmond Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  Each of these documents are distinct, complementary plans that together provide a foundation for the University of Richmond’s approach to emergency management.

In concert with companion plans, exercises, training, and outreach, the CEMP substantially enhances the University of Richmond’s capabilities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards.  A component of the University of Richmond’s emergency management program, the CEMP also assists in continuing to build a culture of preparedness and resiliency throughout the university community.