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 University 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
Emergency Response
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

Brian Mazmanian
Director of Emergency Management

Department Update

Harvard's new emergency response and continuity planning system, Fusion Framework, is available for all schools and departments to use starting this fall.

Did You Know?

A "Storm Watch" means there is the possibility of a storm occurring. A "Storm Warning" means a storm is on its way or already taking place.