Emergencies can develop anywhere, anytime, without warning. They range from natural disasters to chemical spills to armed intruders.
The mission and vision of Case Western Reserve's Office of Emergency Management is to ensure students, faculty, staff and visitors are ready if or when a crisis develops on campus. Emergency reporting and evacuation procedures are just the start.
Office staff operate the campus Public Safety Communications Center, which accepts and dispatches all emergency calls, and teams with other university departments to communicate directly and proactively with constituents during emergencies and non-emergencies alike.
The emergency management office also annually conducts a campus safety fair, training for university responders, testing of communications systems and other events.
Case Western Reserve University conducts a Campus Safety Fair each September to mark Campus Safety Month.