The Emergency Management Team, which is made up of representatives from across our three campuses, was created to lead Quinnipiac through major emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the University community.
The director of emergency management activates the University's Emergency Operations Center, which is available to respond around the clock, 365 days a year. Representatives of the Emergency Management Team meet monthly and oversee various facets of responding to a crisis, including planning, operations, logistics, public information and internal communication, safety, and communication with the senior level management of the University and other major stakeholders. Members of the Emergency Management Team also have completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management System training.
Since its creation in 2007, the Emergency Management Team has guided the University through an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in 2009; Hurricane Irene in 2011; Hurricane Sandy in 2012; and a blizzard that dumped 40 inches of snow on Hamden in 2013.
Quinnipiac's Crisis and Emergency Management Plan details protection for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.
The plan covers:
- Warning systems to alert the campus community in an emergency
- Proper fire control equipment and training of fire team members
- First-aid training for a supplemental group of staff members
- Medical supplies for emergency use
- Proficiency by the security department in traffic control, facility monitoring, crowd control and protection duties
- Generator backup for campus buildings
- Evacuation procedures and drills
- Shelter space on campus and assignment of corridor, floor and building wardens to assist in employee and student movement and organization.
- Identification of local resources and coordination with the Red Cross for protection and shelter purposes
- Coordination with local emergency service agencies as well as private sector companies
- Training of emergency response teams
- Recovery planning