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August 7, 2017 | Category: Announcement

TO: Faculty and Staff, All campuses

FROM: Geoffrey Bartlett, Deputy Director of Public and Environmental Safety and Director of Emergency Management

The university’s Emergency Management Program Committee is pleased to announce that a team of assessors from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) are on campus August 7-11, 2017 to assess the university’s emergency management program by reviewing our collective plans, policies and procedures, conducting interviews, and witnessing demonstrations.

Emergency management accreditation is based on EMAP’s Emergency Management Standard, endorsed by several major industry associations and accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Through review by experienced peer practitioners, EMAP evaluates organizations on compliance with 64 standards and 104 individual elements including: planning, resource management, training, exercises, evaluations and corrective actions, and communications for all types of incidents and planned events — regardless of size and complexity. The EMAP process recognizes that an effective emergency management program is embodied by stakeholders from across the university working collaboratively to prevent, mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disaster.

Verification by the assessment team that the university meets the standard is part of the voluntary process to gain accreditation, demonstrating excellence and accountability in emergency management and supporting university resilience. For more information visit

TuftsAlert system

In a significant emergency the university will attempt to communicate with the community through a variety of methods. Use of the latest available technology provides us with several ways to reach community members through public postings, information hotlines, and an emergency alert system integrating telephone, text messaging and email.

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