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Emergency Preparedness Plan

cover of the printed Emergency Action Plan

Drexel Public Safety oversees the implementation of the Drexel University Emergency Preparedness Plan (DUEPP) on all campuses. All University-wide, departmental and building plans along with drill and exercise information are stored on a secure SharePoint site that is available to all stakeholders from any location, 24/7.

The DUEPP provides a structure for confronting and managing any emergencies (including natural or man-made disasters) that could disrupt any function of the University.

Business Continuity Plans

Each department of the University has a Business Continuity Plan that is organized and maintained by a plan originator. Each department also has its own emergency preparedness liaison, who works with plan originators to assure quality control and timeliness of completion and also helps plan drills and exercises. These plans can be accessed by plan administrators through the DrexelReady online administrator portal (Kuali).

Building Emergency Response Team (BERT)

BERTs are building-specific action teams that contribute to the mission of the Department of Public Safety. During an emergency, these volunteers manage an area or floor of their building where they assist with the evacuation of occupants, direct them to assigned assembly points, and identify persons needing assistance for evacuation. Through a training program offered by Fire and Emergency Services, members understand their role during an emergency event. As an event unfolds, they provide vital information to emergency responders. BERT members are identified by the red vest worn during an incident.

Emergency Procedures Bulletin

The Emergency Procedures Bulletin is a guide that identifies detailed places of refuge and situation-specific behavior posted in each building. Emergency Procedures Bulletins are located in each University-owned building near entrances or elevators.

Preparedness Partners

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management