Practicing emergency management in institutions of higher education

Steven Charvat, MPA, CEM, Elenka Jarolimek, MUP


Due to the substantial economic losses in the recent decade resulting from natural and human-caused disasters, many US colleges and universities have established their own emergency management offices and departments. This review evaluates the University of Washington’s first year in establishing an emergency management office, the Federal Emergency Man - agement Agency’s role in supporting college and university disaster coordination efforts through the development of the Disaster Resistant University program, and the future of emergency management programs at institutes of higher education.



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