Hosting an event can seem like a daunting task. As an event coordinator, you’re likely to find yourself immersed in organizing speakers, attendees, catering, and everything in between. Planning for emergencies may quickly fall to a low priority, or even worse, no priority at all. But what happens if a tornado hits the building or an armed assailant shows up to your event? Are you prepared to ensure the safety of your guests?
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) can help you prepare for these types of incidents. Don’t worry, we won’t take over planning your event. We will, however, help reduce your liability should the unthinkable happen.
What can OEM help coordinate?
- Incident Action Plan (IAP) Development
- Police/Fire/EMS Resources
- First Aid Stations
- Venue Inspections
- Training for Event Staff
- Event Staff Communications
- Threat Assessments
- Command Post
- Incident Command
- Traffic & Parking
Increase preparedness with three easy steps:
1. Tell us about your event as soon as you start planning it. We can’t help you plan unless we know about your event. Not sure if you’re event rises to the level of needing preparedness planning? Find out here.
2. Meet with an Emergency Management Specialist to review your event and discuss preparedness plans. OEM will help you leverage the University’s resources to make your event successful.
3. Host your event with confidence knowing you are prepared for the unthinkable. Even though your guests may not see your preparedness plans in action, they will appreciate your level of planning for their well being.