Managing & Responding to Emergencies

UC Davis has teams in place and locations identified in order to effectively manage emergency situations. 

The Event & Crisis Management Team (ECMT)

The Event & Crisis Management Team (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 performs the role of the Executive Policy Group on the UC Davis campus and will also provide strategic direction and guidance to:

  • The UC Davis Campus Emergency Operations Team (CEOT) or
  • The Sacramento Location Incident Management Team (IMT) 

The Event & Crisis Management Team Guide

The ECMT 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 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.

Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs)

Emergency Operation Centers (EOCs) have been established on the Davis campus to effectively manage emergency response objectives.

EOCs will be the central location for coordination before, during and after an incident.

EOCs are equipped with the following resources: 

  • Communication equipment (telephone, computers, radios).
  • Backup power, communication lines and lighting.
  • Campus telephone directories.
  • Status boards, site maps and blueprints.
  • Technical information and data for advising responders.
  • Activity logs and office supplies.
  • Standard operation procedures and hazard-specific plans.
  • Site/building safety and security information.
  • Emergency supplies.