Revised on
10/03/16 10:12am

Emergency Management Plans and Procedures

Event and Crisis Management Team (ECMT) Guide

The ECMT is the executive level oversight and strategic decision-making body for UC Davis during potential or actual crisis situations.  When activated, the ECMT is responsible for, and has the authority to, make strategic, financial, and policy decisions in response to the issue or event.

The ECMT will also provide strategic direction and guidance to the UC Davis Campus Emergency Operations Team (CEOT) or the Sacramento Location Incident Management Team (IMT) and performs the role of the Executive Policy Group on the UC Davis campus.

The Event and Crisis Management Team guide was developed in order to provide a consistent and documented executive management process for response for the ECMT to large scale events or issues which either are or have the potential to become a crisis for UC Davis.

It is designed to document the function of the Event and Crisis Management Team (ECMT) within the context of existing Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) processes as well as serve as the broader management response function for all events or issues. The guide scope, team, process, tools, and guidance is intended to support the UC Davis leadership to manage a full range of issues, regardless of cause or whether other UC or external teams are actively engaged in response. The guide is designed to work together with the existing National Incident Management System (NIMS)/SEMS-based emergency response protocols at UC Davis.

UC Davis Campus Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

The UC Davis Campus Emergency Operations Plan is written to conform to benchmarks adopted by the University of California, Office of the President, based on the National Standard on Disaster/Emergency management and Business Continuity Programs (National Fire Protection Association [NFPA] Standard 1600).

A comprehensive emergency management plan involves several kinds of actions. This plan is formatted as an Administrative base plan, with annexes related to broader campus functions, and appendices to provide additional detail or reference to other documents.  This plan, along with its annexes and appendices, establishes procedures and protocols for the UC Davis main campus only with linkages to other UC Davis campuses and locations.

Department Planning Guidance

The university provides guidance for departments on emergency procedures and mission continuity planning.

  • The Emergency Action Plan (herein referred to as an EAP) covers designated actions employers and employees must take to ensure employee safety from emergencies. Cal-OSHA regulations require employers to establish, implement, and maintain an EAP.
  • UC Ready is a mission (business) continuity planning tool.  This web-based program was designed to prepare for rapid resumption of the University's mission following any unexpected disruption (i.e. natural or manmade disaster). The core activities of teaching, research, and public service are performed at the department level, and therefore preparations to continue these activities after a disaster should begin at that level.