Welcome to the Emergency Management website for Chapman University. This site will serve as the official source of information during and following a campus emergency and a resource for preparedness and procedures to respond to a variety of campus incidents.
The fundamental goal of emergency management is to minimize the effects of disasters and is accomplished in five recognized phases:
- Prevention of human hazards from natural and manmade disasters.
- Preparedness through planning, training, equipping, exercising, and evaluating in a continuous cycle.
- Response when disasters occur, utilizing the Incident Command System in an all-hazards approach, coordinating university resources with local, state, and federal agencies to save lives, protect property, and to protect the environment.
- Recovery involves maintaining and restoring critical functions to resume the university’s mission as timely as possible following a disaster.
- Mitigation is the effort to reduce risks and lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies.