A comprehensive emergency management program prepares the university community for all hazards and threats, and promotes disaster resilience.
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to prepare the University community for all hazards and threats by facilitating the coordination and integration of a comprehensive emergency management program. The overall program is coordinated among all University departments as well as local, state and federal agencies.
Emergency Management coordinates organizational response and recovery for complex incidents and large-scale emergencies and monitors the weather for impending hazardous conditions that may affect the campus. Additionally, the emergency management director provides the University president and the CCU Emergency Management Team with incident/emergency situational awareness, resource recommendations, and strategies to support incident management activities.
Emergency Management leads the University's emergency planning initiatives and manages the University’s overall mitigation efforts to include: the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA); obtaining federal approval for the University’s All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, and coordinating mitigation projects for the campus.
Emergency Management also plays an integral role in: providing preparedness information for the University community; organizing hazards training and exercises for students, faculty and staff; and planning/hosting hazard awareness educational events on campus that emphasize the importance of personal preparedness.
Carissa A. Medeiros
Director of Emergency Management
Coastal Carolina University
470 Allied Drive
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054