Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Our Emergency Services team works with other Harvard units including the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD), Harvard Public Affairs & Communications (HPAC), University Health Services (UHS), and others to coordinate the University’s emergency mitigation, planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts.

Environmental Health & Safety provides direct support to Harvard’s schools and departments both in planning for and responding to emergencies emphasizing protection of the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors; preservation of academic and intellectual capital; protection of vital infrastructure and other physical assets; and restoration of the University’s normal operations as quickly as possible.
Supports development of emergency plans and procedures for a variety of hazards that could adversely affect the Harvard community
Campus-specific guidance and tools on how to respond to a variety of emergency types
Information and services to support fire safety measures in Harvard's residential, academic, research and administrative facilities

Department Contact

Nick Hambridge
Associate Director of Emergency Management

Department Update

Harvard was re-certified as a StormReady University by the National Weather Service through 2016.

Did You Know?

The Atlantic hurricane season is from June 1st to November 30th. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting 8 to 13 named storms this year.