In late 2010, following the creation of the Director of Emergency Management role, a strategic plan was outlined for developing an emergency management program at Tufts University. The plan was shared with senior leaders in spring 2011, and was provided to then incoming president Tony Monaco over the summer. While not an exhaustive accounting of emergency management activities, this status update summarizes significant achievements in the strategic plan laid out during the 2010-2011 school/fiscal year (FY2011).
Two industry standards, Emergency Management Standard by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and NFPA 1600: Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, remain center stage as our references for best practices, and continue to shape program priorities.
As of October 2015
Task from FY2011 Strategic PlanProgress✓
Create the organizational and structural mechanisms to guide and sustain activities.
The April 2015 approval of the university’s Emergency Management University Policy and the October 2015 convening of the Emergency Management Program Committee complete this goal.✓
Provide response actions suitable for a wide range of threats and hazards, in contrast to developing actions for specific scenarios.
While people are the most important resource in a crisis, they also need effectively designed and equipped facilities from which to operate.
Extend the ability to react and sustain critical functions in a crisis, working from the smallest unit up: individual > department > school/division > institution.
n.b. The Central Energy Plant will significantly enhance power resilience once operational in 2016.