Emergency Management

Preparing for an Emergency

Emergencies can develop anywhere, anytime, without warning. They range from natural disasters to chemical spills to armed intruders.

Case Western Reserve's Office of Emergency Management aims to ensure students, faculty, staff and visitors are ready if or when a crisis develops on campus. We improve people's lives by taking a proactive approach to the four phases of emergency management:

  1. mitigation,
  2. preparedness,
  3. response and
  4. recovery.

Emergency reporting and evacuation procedures are just the start.

Our staff operates 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. We also oversee the student-run CWRU Emergency Medical Service.

In addition, we conduct an annual campus safety fair, training for university responders, testing of communications systems and other events.

For more information about our office, duties and services, contact Megan Koeth, Assistant Director of Emergency Management, at 216.368.1176 or msk108@case.edu.